Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Automation Engineer

Madison, WI
Job Requisition: 6447
 
Description for Senior Automation Engineer:
The Senior Automation Engineer will design, plan and execute system automation technologies and tasks throughout the product lifecycle Work cross-functionally throughout the company as well as with outside vendors and contractors to properly coordinate and execute automation programs.   
 
Responsibilities for Senior Automation Engineer:
  • Develop, plan & execute automation technologies and automation engineering projects.
  • Lead full product life cycle from concept to design, planning, procurement and execution, working cross-functionally.
  • Coordinate with vendors and contract management, as needed, to properly install and coordinate automation programs. 
  • Design, Revise and commission PLC, HMI and DCS based technologies.
  • Design, code, test, debug and document programs and systems
  • Develop and define process control, process control network, batch and recipe processing, and integration with MES systems. 
  • Provide advanced automation system design including data acquisition, integrity and retention, required for system tracking and trending, including development of data interfaces between disparate systems.
  • Provide advanced automation technical knowledge for troubleshooting, investigations and training.
  • Ensure effective maintenance and availability of automation equipment.
  • Validate automation systems per cGMP and Regulatory guidance.
  • Implement automation changes to existing control system hardware and software.
  • Create, modify, and maintain automation system and documentation, including automation specification documents and SOPs, in a cGMP compliant state.     
  • Handle automation change orders and troubleshoot technical issues 
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time.
Requirements for Senior Automation Engineer:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required
  • 6years experience in automation engineering design and implementation of control systems software experience within a pharmaceutical, medical device and/or cGMP environment
  • Proficiency in PLC, HMI and DCS in Product Development Life Cycle from concept development to product release.
  • Basic understanding of Scada and/or MES systems

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