Upstate NY: Automation Engineer (233239)

Life Sciences & Technology

Job Description:

Our client has been looking for an FTE for 6 months.

Responsibilities will include (not limited to):

  • Perform the design, installation, and commissioning of site equipment and associated control systems
  • Develop and optimize operation and maintenance procedures for automation and control systems
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems with automation and control systems
  • Configure, edit, program, and troubleshoot PLCs, HMIs, and SCADA systems
  • Provide proactive technical support for existing automation and control systems by reviewing existing maintenance data to identify and address system weaknesses
  • Develop training programs for automation and control systems for site technicians
  • Develop, author, execute, and approve automation and control system protocols for equipment validation (DQ/FAT/IOQ/PQ)
  • Provide engineering support to commercial production by partnering with operations to implement engineering solutions to existing issues
  • Lead and participate in deviation investigation teams by utilizing RCA tools and developing CAPAs for permanent issue resolution


  • Bachelor’s of Science degree
  • 5+ years of experience in automation and controls in a manufacturing environment
  • Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
  • Prior experience in a GMP regulated industry including experience with relevant regulatory requirements (21 CFR Part 11)
  • Prior experience with design, programming, startup, troubleshooting, and validation of automation and controls on manufacturing equipment or systems
  • Working knowledge and prior application development using PLC programming (Rockwell RSLogix 5000, Siemens S7 & S5), SCADA, HMI configuration (Rockwell factory talk) is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with secondary pharmaceutical unit operations including bulk mixers/homogenizers, powder conveyance systems, bulk liquid dosing systems, and filling/packaging systems

Upstate NY: Automation Engineer (233239)


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Start Date
New York

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