Tech Transfer Automation Engineer III

ROLE SUMMARY

The Tech Transfer Automation Engineer III will provide automation and technical subject matter expertise related to the evaluation, technology transfer, startup, and qualification of new and existing equipment, facilities, and utilities in support of new product introduction. This may include production equipment such as the Manufacturing Control System , bioreactors, ultrafiltration skids, Clean - In - Place (CIP) skids, and other support equipment and automation system components .


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for the introduction of new products into an existing biopharmaceutical facility
  • Perform new product facility fit assessments including equipment selection and sizing, utility usage estimates, and automation requirements
  • Execute the design and qualification of automation system improvements, changes, or upgrades to this equipment as needed
  • Perform planning and scheduling through development of process models and modelling support tools using Schedule Pro
  • Develop design and startup documents such as commissioning plans, User Requirement Specification (URS), Functional Requirement Specification (FRS), Configuration Specification (CS)
  • Develop validation and qualification plans, protocols, and summary reports
  • Perform the execution of commissioning and qualification activities
  • Execute component, equipment, and process improvement projects as needed
  • Develop tech transfer and product changeover scopes of work and work with planners and schedulers to plan and implement the work
  • Develop tech transfer automation scopes of work
  • Maintain equipment portfolio and equipment reservation databases
  • Implementation of PLC, HMI, and database configuration changes in support of product changeover
  • Identify and implement automation improvements to reduce product changeover time in the suite
  • Identify and support long term capital projects to improve new product introduction efficiency
  • Provide on the floor operational support as needed
  • Provide off-shift and on call support when necessary

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS/MS in engineering or relevant discipline is required. Chemical Engineering discipline preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in this industry is required
  • Must be able to work across functional areas such as operations, technical services, maintenance, quality and regulatory.
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written, are required.
  • Knowledge of computer and automation systems and associated applications such as MS Word, Excel, Visual Basic and PowerPoint is required.
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to locate information and utilize available organizational knowledge to develop innovative solutions
  • Knowledge of database applications and Delta V, Allen-Bradley PLC, GE iFix and iHistorian preferred
  • Technical writing and document review


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, and walk to access equipment in a clean room environment

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimal travel for equipment support
  • Ability to work off shift (Nights and Weekends) as needed
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment


OTHER JOB DETAILS:
  • Last day to apply 11/8/2021


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