Automation Engineer

Groton, CT
Jun 04, 2022
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Automation Engineer will provide support for the Operation and Maintenance of the various Building Automation, Monitoring, and Process sytems used on the Groton Campus. They will also assist with various projects related to the automation systems and will work with various vendors to ensure regulatory compliance and user requirements are successfully met.


  • Perform system diagnostics of automation systems as necessary

  • Provide support and troubleshooting on a wide range of Process, Facilities and Utilities automation systems

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of automation equipment

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical research laboratory and vivarium operation.

  • Participate in new processes to improve efficiency and cost savings

  • Participate in continuous improvement program to maintain instrument support within a given budget

  • Learn to recognize problems and inefficiencies in processes and methods, then proposes and implements improvements

  • Participate in the installation, configuration and operation of automation hardware and software. This will include interacting with Digital and other groups as necessary


  • Reports to Hard Services Lead

  • Research and Development lines

  • Facilities, GLP and GMP compliance teams.

  • Global Workplace Solutions , Maintenance, & Operations

  • Contracted Services & Suppliers

The key to success in this position will be the ability to manage in a matrixed environment. The position will liase with:

  • Environmental Health & Safety

  • Site Services

  • Project Engineering

  • Research Services


  • This position is an individual contributor. Projects require short-duration deployment of contracted resources necessary to complete projects. Interactions with other colleagues and with contingent workers and vendor resources are routine

  • Participate in cross functional and cross departmental team meetings.

  • Establish and manage service levels with the customers

  • Establish and manage service contracts with the vendors.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering with 5 years of applied engineering experience.

  • Associates degree in technical field with 5 years of experience Automation Control Systems

  • Industrial Automation Certification and/or 5 Years experience


  • Ability to oversee multiple activities at one time.

  • Ability to define problems, determines root cause analysis, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Experience with TCP/IP network configuration/topologies and knowledge of Network and Server Design concepts for Automation systems.

  • Knowledge of instrumentation, mechanical and electrical systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels from director to craftsmen.

  • Ability to read drawings and create engineered reports and procedures.

  • Technical writing ability.


  • Technical Service

  • Practical experience and/or knowledge of general maintenance trades.

  • Knowledge of instrumentation, mechanical and electrical systems and maintenance practices.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels from director to craftsmen.

  • Ability to read drawings and create engineered reports and procedures.

  • Technical writing ability.

  • Information Management and Communication

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent reporting skills – written and presentation

  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting

  • Understanding of Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  • Understand alignment of recordable metrics to customer needs

  • Financial Management

  • Provide data to assist with forecasting budgets, training needs, capital purchases and staffing needs to manager/director

  • Leverages information applications to the best benefit of the business

  • Proven ability to devise and operate key information processes

Work Location Assignment:On Premise


Last Date to Apply for Job: July 6, 2022

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