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Senior Packaging Automation Engineer

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: West Chester,
United States
Job reference: R-009249

Posted date: Jun. 14, 2017

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Senior Packaging Automation Engineer in West Chester, OH you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

This is a Blended Role with focus on automation engineering, other areas of engineering and packaging equipment

As the Senior Packaging Automation Engineer, you provide leadership in the execution of tasks related to the automation of equipment/systems for day to day manufacturing operations. Responsible for maintaining a robust automation program for critical systems related to the assembly and packaging operations. This includes the equipment, materials, process, and procedures. Leads improvement initiatives as the technical expert and acts as the first line of automation support for trouble shooting and project related work. Responsible for maintaining a strong relationship with Technical Operations and Quality areas, as well as, collaborating within the PET/Facility and with other PET Engineers.

Essential Job Functions:
• Ensures a reliable technical process with operating procedures and training
• Leads automation related tasks for the following continuous process improvement efforts: changeover reduction, yield improvements, OEE improvements and maintenance reliability.
• Generates a variety of URS, FAT, SAT, commissioning and IQ/OQ/PQ protocols/ reports
• Coordinate and support PET’s/Facility improvement initiatives that define equipment data, equipment capabilities, utilization, efficiencies and obsolescence. Manages life cycle of assets.
• Maintain external technical relationships and collaborates with equipment and material suppliers
• Identify, develop, generate and manage implementation of appropriate change controls to improve processes and address root causes identified in investigations
• Perform and maintain risk management activities for new and existing processes / equipment
• Initiate deviations and performs/facilitates the technical investigations and assessment of impacts
• Authors and review documents including Standard Operating Procedures, and other forms. Author, review and approve validation and change control documents such as master plans, protocols, summary reports and change requests
• Provides input and develops user requirements for new asset procurement
• Provide engineering and project management services
• Assist in the development of project justification and engineering proposals including providing input for capital planning process
• Identify technical training requirements for Operations/Engineering/Maintenance on new and existing processes/equipment and provide training.
• Perform routine validation and periodic reviews activities
• Works collaboratively within PET as well as with other PET Engineers and
Technology Community i.e.Technology and Engineering, global colleagues
• Supports and leads technical trouble shooting.
• On-call support as required
• Key contact for regulatory inspections as technical process owner
• Participates in critical systems review process.

Essential Requirements:
• Four year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related science
• 5-7 years of experience supporting manufacturing operations in a regulated or cGMP environment
• Experience in automation, SCADA systems, software management
• Training or experience in the applicable following technologies: programmable logic controllers, HMI, Historian/reporting, computerized systems and vision systems
• Ability to develop proficiency in all of the following disciplines: automation/ controls, packaging equipment, packaging materials and equipment maintenance

Desired Background:
• Advanced technical degree or professional certification
• Proven experience in trouble shooting and solving technical challenges
• Excellent Project Management Skills
• Uses their insight to challenge and adapt current approaches/ways of doing things
• Experience in Six Sigma/ analytical trouble shooting skills
• Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment

Internal/External Contacts & Customers:
• Operational Facilitators
• Quality Assurance
• Technology Community – globally
• Regulators
• Vendors
• PET engineers

Travel Requirements / Work Times:
• 5 % Travel for Vendor and Supplier Visits and Meetings
• Work Times: Day Shift , Provide 24/7 "on-call" support to others.

Reporting Relationship:
Direct Reports- 0
Indirect Reports- 1-12 (mechanics, technicians, engineers)

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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