Engineer, Operational Technology

Baltimore (Camden), MD, US
Feb 19, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

The Operational Technology Engineer is responsible for engineering and IT support of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. This role includes management of plant floor equipment software for lifecycle evaluation/upgrade, ALCOA+ compliance, and IT domain integration. In addition, this role is expected to project manage automation CAPEX projects for facility enhancements/upgrade and support new projects related to all equipment and process areas needed for the manufacture of parenteral pharmaceuticals at Camden fill/finish facility. Additional duties include authoring SOPs, work instructions, validation execution support, regulatory audit participation, quality systems audit mitigations, change control management, and plant equipment troubleshooting support.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Management of automation software lifecycle with governing procedures and processes for manufacturing systems
• Responsible for Camden Automation software and documentation lifecycles. Creating maintaining plant floor network and system architecture drawings, authoring of governing automation SOPs and process specifically around data integrity.
• Management and execution of software upgrades for plant floor equipment
• Manage and coordinate activities between global EBSI IT and operations for activities that affect manufacturing systems (i.e patching, switch updates, firewall changes etc)
• Manage small to mid-size CAPEX projects valued at 1M or less.
• Author User Requirement Specifications, while being able to effectively review other validation lifecycle documentation such as functional specifications, hardware design specifications, software design specifications, etc.
• Lead core project teams, maintaining adherence to scope, budget, and timeline.
• Management of vendors to obtain quotes, and necessary information to key stakeholders
• Provide technical support during manufacturing activities to Facilities and Maintenance team when necessary.
• Focus to continually improve processes throughout the manufacturing and packaging areas.
• Develops and writes SOPs and work instructions.
• Assists in qualification of equipment / facilities as needed. Specifically computer systems validation.
• Assists and carries out equipment and process related training to employees from all departments.
• Assists all department with SME knowledge and appropriate corrective actions for audit and deviation observations.
• Compiles, analyzes, draws conclusions and provides written documentation related to the maintenance and validation lifecycle of production systems.
• Specification creation, procurement, construction management, repair of production and facilities equipment.
• Researches new technologies and procedures to enhance production and performs engineering design evaluations.
• Applies creative and sound troubleshooting techniques to generate timely solutions to problems.
• Assignments are broad in nature, requiring originality and ingenuity, and rely on collaboration, limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

• Bachelors in Engineering, Information Technology or related field preferred or commensurate with experience.
• 3-5 years of experience in industrial/pharmaceutical engineering/maintenance setting preferred.
• Experience running small to midsized engineering projects using a team-based approach.
• IT certifications desired.
• Must possess the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner while gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
• Proven track record of applying broad knowledge of engineering principles, practices and procedures to the completion of moderately difficult assignments.
• Experience in MS Project and Visio including all other Microsoft Professional.


There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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