Title: PROCESS AUTOMATION ENGINEER
Initial responsibilities will be to develop, implement, maintain and trouble shoot automation and process control solutions for pharmaceutical biologics manufacturing processes. Duties include: working with process experts in determining automation requirements, developing software specifications and solutions, implementing software strategies, testing software designs, and providing 24/7 support for manufacturing systems, as well as identifying and implementing CAPA and CI.
Future responsibilities will be to lead design and implement the site Manufacturing Execution System (MES). These duties will include: working with BMS global, site and industry experts in determining MES requirements, developing system specifications and solutions, implementing system strategies, testing system designs, training users and providing ongoing support for the MES, as well as identifying and implementing CAPA and CI.
This role provides technical support for Manufacturing Operations for a clinical supply and commercial launch Biologics Manufacturing Facility.
As a key team member, the successful candidate will lead the development and manage schedules to meet workflow demands and monitor project expenditures to operate within budget, participate in conceptual planning and scoping of automation software and hardware changes for site projects and tech transfers as well as maintain and communicate performance metrics for her or his team and contribute to an environment of continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.
The successful candidate will have a BS in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field with 5 - 10 years of relevant experience in a Bio-pharma manufacturing environment developing process automation and MES system hardware, software and processes. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, technical writing, problem solving, and a team oriented attitude.
Specific technical skills desired include experience developing and maintaining manufacturing control applications on Emerson's DeltaV and Syncade platforms and in a GMP environment. Experience in system life cycle validation, software development, construction techniques, and system hardware installation practices are also desired. A demonstrated ability to translate engineering documentation such as P&IDs, Process Flow diagrams and Standard Operating Procedures into manufacturing control applications is required. Familiarity with common interfacing standards for manufacturing computer systems and familiarity with biotechnology processes, instrumentation and equipment is highly desired.