Sr. Automation / Controls Engineer

60073, Round Lake
Dec 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Senior Automation/Controls Engineer manages the SCADA system and serves as data historian for Galaxy filling lines; identifies improvement opportunities, plans and executes improvement projects; displays standard engineering principles to resolve difficult problems, from conception to final design with team input; plans, schedules and leads project assignments in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various engineering techniques, procedures and criteria with minimal guidance. 


  • Provide frontline support for operations issues with filling equipment SCADA and serve as data historian
  • Develop and implement cost savings projects which will provide optimal performance of existing plant automated control systems
  • Use GDP on validation protocols, test cases and change control documents
  • Implementation, administration, and control of the documentation used to describe sterilization, filling, conveying, and packaging systems in both narrative and drawing form
  • Plan, manage, and supervise capital projects for Shire's Round Lake, IL Flexbumin facility
  • Ensure that documentation is maintained within budget and completed on time
  • Foster a team management philosophy in all appropriate decision processes
  • Maintain a safe work environment by engaging in site Behavior Based Safety program


B.S. degree in Engineering and 5-10 years of related automation and controls engineering experience, or associate degree with relevant work experience with process automation and controls


  • Must have experience or advanced training and demonstrated proficiency in total quality management (TQM), statistical methods, problem analysis and resolution, design of experiments, and software development
  • Successful track record of managing wide-ranging activities and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Recognized as a technical expert by peers
  • Extensive cross-functional team experience, including technical and non-technical work
  • Ability to organize and present technical and project management overviews without assistance
  • Ability to work with various Allen Bradley (AB) PLC systems
  • Knowledge of various programs including Visual Basic, RSLogix, Intellution, iFIX, OSI PI, data visualization system, etc.
  • Ability to perform database maintenance and design
  • Ability to work with Process Control Instrumentation and PID algorithms
  • Must not be allergic to cephalosporin drugs


  • Must be able to push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs.
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility


  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning; will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment
  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions
  • Must not be allergic to Cephalosporin and related products