Automation Engineer - DeltaV

Employer
Grifols
Location
Clayton, NC, United States
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Ref
145727
Hotbed
Bio NC
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Automation Engineer

This position will report through the Maintenance and Engineering organization at the Grifols site in Clayton, NC. The position will temporarily support the Engineering team for a new plasma Purification and Filling Facility (PFF) that is currently under construction. Initial responsibilities will be for start-up and commissioning of PLC based equipment with DeltaV interface. Examples of equipment packages include Autoclaves, Chromatography, Ultra-filtration, Aseptic Filling, Vial Assembly, Staubli robots, WFI Stills, Clean Steam Generators and others. Position will also become system administrator for process DeltaV. Position will be responsible for approving Functional Requirement Specification documents and Software Design Descriptions. As the project transitions to commercial operation, this position will remain with the building and take on automation support for GMP systems as part of the Maintenance and Engineering organization.

This position level will be determined by the successful candidate's education, experience and specific knowledge.

Automation Engineer I

The Automation Engineer I is an entry level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, this person provides automation support for projects or within a specific area, or provide validation support for automation projects. The Automation Engineer I can also integrate into a project team. The incumbent is knowledgeable in Automation with the capability to learn specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. He/she supports meeting customer needs and business goals. In addition, he/she will collaborate with other automation engineers.

Automation Engineer II

The Automation Engineer II is a junior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, this person provides automation support for projects or within a specific area or provide validation support for automation projects. The Automation Engineer II will also integrate into supporting a large-scale project. He/she is recognized as proficient in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. He/she meets customer needs in support of business goals. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with other automation engineers.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications
  • Provide support in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.
  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.
  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.
  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.
  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.
  • After hours support may be required.
  • Additional duties as assigned/required

    Sr. Automation Engineer I
    The Senior Automation Engineer I is a senior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, he/she may be a stand-alone contributor who can lead small scale automation projects, provide automation support within a specific area, or provide validation support for automation projects. The incumbent can also integrate into supporting a large-scale project. He/she is recognized as proficient in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. The Senior Automation Engineer I meets customer needs in support of business goals. In addition, he/she supports and collaborates with junior level engineers.
    Primary responsibilities:
  • Project Management - Proficient at leading small-scale projects, budget, planning, scheduling, logistics, procurement, communication, bid oversight, construction management, routine updates, qualifications.
  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications
  • Provide support in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.
  • May support development of standards and provide expertise to management.
  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.
  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.
  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.
  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.
  • After hours support may be required.
  • Additional duties as assigned/required

    Sr. Automation Engineer II
    The Senior Automation Engineer II is a senior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, he/she may be a stand-alone contributor who can lead medium/small scale automation projects, be an automation lead within a specific area, or be the automation validation lead for medium/small scale automation projects. The Senior Automation Engineer II can also integrate into supporting a large-scale project. He/she is recognized as an SME in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. The incumbent will meet customer needs in support of business goals and is expected to collaborate with other Grifols manufacturing sites. In addition, he/she mentors and coaches junior level engineers.

    Primary responsibilities:
  • Project Management - Expert at leading medium/small scale projects, budget, planning, scheduling, logistics, procurement, communication, bid oversight, construction management, routine updates, qualifications.
  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications
  • Provide SME Leadership in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.
  • Develop standards and provide expertise to management.
  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.
  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills in order to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.
  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.
  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.
  • After hours support may be required.
  • Additional duties as assigned/required

    Principal Automation Engineer
    The Principal Automation Engineer is a senior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, he/she may be a stand-alone contributor who can lead large scale automation projects, be an automation lead within a specific area, or be the automation validation lead for large scale automation projects. He/she is recognized as an SME in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. The Principal Automation Engineer meets customer needs in support of business goals and is expected to collaborate with other Grifols manufacturing sites. In addition, he/she mentors and coaches junior level engineers. The incumbent may also be expected to directly supervise others depending on assignment and organization.
    Primary responsibilities:
  • Project Management - Expert at leading large-scale projects, budget, planning, scheduling, logistics, procurement, communication, bid oversight, construction management, routine updates, qualifications.
  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications
  • Provide SME Leadership in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.
  • If assigned as Area lead; Provide support for process issues, troubleshooting, continuous improvement projects, system administration, and providing point of contact to Operations personnel.
  • Develop standards and provide expertise to management.
  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.
  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.
  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.
  • Supervision (May be required): Supervise other Automation engineers or staff. Maintains accountability; Oversee employee career path, training plan, performance evaluation, and development opportunities; Oversee employee career path, training plan, performance evaluation, and development opportunities; Coaches, counsels, manages and directs personnel in appropriate assignments relative to priorities, sense of urgency and utilization of skill sets. Performs resource planning for the group; Frequently interacts cross-functionally with peer managers. Normally requires the ability to resolve conflict and work out solutions between groups; and, communicates higher level decisions/vision in the context of how it matters to the employees.
  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.
  • After hours support may be required.

Additional duties as assigned/required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
System Technical Skills
Level II, Sr Level I (Proficient Level) Sr Level II, Principal (Expert Level): Emerson DeltaV DCS - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Allen Bradley PLC/HMI - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Wonderware SCADA - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Schneider BAS - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Optel Serialization/Vision Systems - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Instrumentation - Design, Specifying, Troubleshooting; System Documentation - Drawings, FRS, SDD, URS, SOPs; Qualification / Validation - DeltaV, PLC's, Optel Vision systems, Serialization, Packaging Equipment; Wincc7.4 SCADA Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Siemens Automation Platform ,PLC/HMI/ Servo Drive - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting; iFIX SCADA, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; PLC/PC Based Electrical Control Panel Design; Kuka and Staubli Robots Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; and Industrial Network, IO link , Smart IO.

Process Technical Skills
Level II, Sr Level I (Proficient Level) Sr Level II, Principal (Expert Level): GxP Understanding - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation; Utilities - WFI, CSG, Steam, HVAC, Chillers, Air, Chemical Tank Farm, Water, WWTP, Alcohol/Ethanol; Manufacturing - Fractionation, Purification, CIP, UF, Process, Chromatography; Sterile Filling - Filling, Autoclave, Sterilization Tunnels, Freeze Drying, Pasteurizer, Glass Washer; Packaging - Serialization, Packaging Equipment, Optics; Continual Improvement - Optimize and implement process improvements; Operational support - Provide support for process issues; and, Troubleshooting issues with operational areas and systems.

Requirements:

  • Engineer I Level:
  • Master's Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 0 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or
    Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 2 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.
  • Engineer II Level:
    Master's Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 1 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or
    Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 3 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.
    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

    Sr. Engineer I Level:
    Master's Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 3 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or
    Bachelor Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 5 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.
    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

    Sr. Engineer II Level:
    Master's Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 4 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or
    Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 6 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.
    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

    Principal Engineer Level:
    Master's Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 6 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or
    Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 8 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.
    No equivalent combination of education other than what is provided in this section will be accepted.

    Work is performed in an office and a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposed to occasional extreme cold below 32* and high levels of noise in production areas. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 4-6 hours per day. May stand; bends and twists neck and waist for 2-4 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Occasionally walks. Frequent foot movements. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 50lbs. Near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Performs tasks by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.


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