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Automation Engineer

PharmEng Technology is currently seeking an Automation Engineer to join our team for projects in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The position is available immediately conditional of a successful interview.

Job Description:
  • Lead the design and installation of instrumentation and control systems including the building automation systems, data systems, process control, DCS and utility PLC’s
  • Lead the design installation and commissioning of site electrical power equipment and distribution (Substations, Switchgear, Power Distribution, Motor control Centers) systems, equipment and associated control systems.
  • Ensure One line diagrams are up to date
  • Develop and optimize operation and maintenance procedures for instrumentation and control systems.
  • Manage change control process for Automation/Process Control Equipment.
  • Maintain current inventory list of all Process Control Equipment (PCE).
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems with instrumentation and control systems.
  • Provide technical support for existing instrumentation and automation systems; Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address system weaknesses.
  • In cooperation with the Validation Engineers, develop validation documentation and implement validation plans, instrumentation and control systems.
  • Develop training programs for instrumentation and control systems.
  • Manage vendors and consultants to ensure that contracts contain appropriate technical specifications are delivered as required.
  • Stay current on developments in the field of instrumentation and control technology
  • Interface with users, peers, and management to ensure appropriate input and integration of local and corporate standards.
  • Provide technical expertise during regulatory audits.
  • Author, review, revise, or approve Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as required.
  • Participate in site Operational Excellence initiatives.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams, who address specific problems, facilitate discussion and research.

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum 5+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical, beverage or food industry with prior electrical/instrument engineering 
  • Minimum 4+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry with prior manufacturing or development process control and instrument engineering 
  • Prior experience leading the design, programming, start-up, troubleshooting and validating of process control systems and instrument including SCADA and PLC systems
  • Experience with Emerson DeltaV
  • Application development using PLC programming (AB, Siemens S7 & S5), SCADA, HMI configuration (Intellution Fix32 and iFix, Wonderware, Siemens Apogee)
  • Prior experience in a cGMP regulated industry including experience with relevant regulatory requirements and 21 CFR part 11
  • Must have proven Organizational Skills & Time Management
  • Must have good communication skills including reporting on project progress
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