Automation Specialist III
Site Name: Guayama JV Posted Date: Oct 26 2021 As a Automation Specialist III you will be responsible for performing function to provide controls/automation technical support for facility operations and execution of capital project from initial concept to final closeout to support the capital project program. Identify and assist Sr. Engineers in troubleshooting and problem solving in manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues. Assist in the specifying, design and installation of process control systems in direct support of commercial and clinical manufacturing operations. Support the development of Preventive Maintenance Procedures for process controls systems. Has working knowledge of broad, relevant engineering/technology principles and established methods. Apply originality to modify troubleshooting techniques and process. These activities are done under general or moderate supervision. You will also independently evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in making minor adaptations and modifications. Follow the engineering analytical method for the resolution of equipment and/or system problems across the Site as assigned or called upon by the operation. Plan and conduct small to medium size assigned projects requiring planning, investigation and/or equipment. Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following: Execute their responsibilities with proper regard for quality and following cGMP's. Ensuring that individual responsibilities are performed in a manner that is consistent and compliant with Guayama quality expectations. Reporting quality issues and concerns through appropriate corporate or site processes. Concurrently oversee and coordinate small control systems projects/assignments in the support of site operations. Including but not limited to selecting and or participating in the selection of new control system equipment and instrumentation for capital projects assuring selected control systems meet all regulatory requirements including but not limited to 21 CFR Part 11 and all instrumentation is correct for the intended. Actively participate on the project start up and qualification process. Identify and assist Sr. Engineers in the troubleshooting and problem solving of manufacturing operations controls systems/automation. Diagnose technical issues and provide recommendations/solutions for corrective actions. Uses programming software to configure and/or make modifications to automated systems and process control systems, following established Quality control systems )ie-Change Control System, CCR System, etc.) Review changes and assure appropriate documentation (Software Test Plans, User Requirements, System design Document) are developed and on file. Serve as system administrator for simple process control systems. Support the evaluation of process control changes to determine whether changes would qualify as capital projects or require software changes. Support the development of Preventive Maintenance Procedures for process control systems including battery replacements, routine cleaning, and media storage purging. Maintain a library for vendor application software, back-up custom software application, and required hardware needed for troubleshooting and maintenance. Provide technical assistance to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, and design support. Apply technical knowledge of the operation, troubleshooting, programming, and configuration of the process control systems and their connections to the following plant electrical, instrumentation, and manufacturing systems: motor control centers, E-power generator, variable speed drives, instrumentation, circuit breakers, loop controllers, HVAC controls, and related electrical/electronic equipment and devices. Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals B.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Computer, Mechanical or Electrical) B.S. in computer science or electronic MS (related) One year plus single platform experience, basic PLC and SCADA, P&ID design, instrumentation two years plus experience on PLC/ Batch programming and systems Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus: Licensed CIAPR preferred Why GSK? Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. 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