Job Attributes

Job ID

2300

Location

New Albany, OH

Category

Engineering/Facilities

Department

Manufacturing

Business Unit

Ohio

Automation Engineer

In New Albany, OH

American Regent, Inc., a Daiichi Sankyo Group Company, develops, manufactures, and supplies high quality sterile injectables for healthcare providers, clinics, hospitals and veterinary practices across the United States and Canada. We have locations in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and sales territories nationwide. 

Nature and Scope

The Automation Engineer is responsible for operating and maintaining Automation/Control systems that support all Ohio facilities. The incumbent has responsibility for indirectly supervising and directing internal resources as well as contract service providers The individual will be responsible for providing Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for various Automation/Control systems including PLC’s, HMI’s, SCADA, BAS/BMS, vision systems, servo and motor controls, and associated infrastructure.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  

A. Manage Automation/Control systems 

· Technically review maintenance procedures. 

· Prepare, maintain, and follow operating, security, and
backup procedures for the systems and associated processes to adhere to cGMP’s,
company, local and state requirements.  

· Review metrics on the systems. 

· Support shutdown activities and scheduling of PM/repair
work. 

· Increase Automation/Control system performance through
identification of improvements. 

· Monitor Automation/Control equipment operation and implement
corrective actions for out of specification operation and alarms. 

· Optimize spare parts stocking program. 

· Support Quality Assurance investigations of
Automation/Control issues. 

· Coordinate breakdown repair activities and serve as customer
point of contact. 

· Develop, conduct and document test methods for systems
troubleshooting. 

· Facilitate completion of change control documentation. 

· Develop training modules; provide coaching/feedback to
develop/enhance technical personnel capabilities. 

· Ensure effective and up to date training. 

· Provide technical troubleshooting support to mechanics
responding to breakdowns. 

B. Manage
Automation/Control Projects 

· Working with the customers/end users, identify
process improvement projects,  

· Develop scope and estimates, and manage projects
to completion. 

· Coordinate support activities such as equipment
reconfiguration, changeover, replacement planning, etc. 

· Develop and Maintain documentation including
User Requirements and Detailed Design Specifications. 

· Manage Contract and Internal Resources to
execute projects. 

· Support Factory Pre-Acceptance of equipment from
an Automation/Controls perspective 

· Maintain up-to-date drawing of new and/or
existing equipment, systems, and processes. 

C. Coordinate
Handover of Automation/Control Equipment from Engineering. 

· Work with engineering team to review
specifications and provide input. 

· Accept/create turnover packages and establish
maintenance programs. 

· Support qualification activities including
protocol generation/review/execution.  

D. Position has responsibilities at multiple
locations in central Ohio.  

E. Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by management. 

Education Requirements and Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  

· Bachelor’s
Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering field is required. 

· 1-3 years of
experience in industry preferred. 

· Must
be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Applications, including Microsoft Project, Word, and Excel. 

· Familiar
with AutoCad 

· Must be a
creative thinker with good interpersonal relationship skills, strong project
management and process improvement skills, as well as strong cross-functional
teamwork skills. 

· Job assignments
are complex in nature and require excellent planning, project leadership,
technical skills, and communication to be successful in meeting project
objectives. The Engineer must be able to coordinate and resolve both
interpersonal and technical problems and work independently.  

· Ability to clearly
and concisely express thoughts in written procedures, protocols, and reports.
Ability to write procedures that clearly define required tasks. Ability to
proofread other’s work for accuracy. Ability to generate presentations/reports to explain and/or analyze
areas of responsibility. 

· Comfortable
working in production environment with multiple priorities. Works effectively
as a team member or as a team leader. 

· Effective oral
and written communication skills, acute attention to detail, excellent time and
project management skills, and the drive to complete projects thoroughly is
required, as is the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-changing
work environment. 

· Comfortable
establishing culture of performance. Able to effectively delegate while retaining
oversight of important tasks. 

· Role Models
“can-do” attitude. Reinforces positive approach in daily group activities.
Readily adapts to changing job duties. Establishes culture that emphasizes
responsiveness 

· Hands-on
ability to isolate problems and identify root cause of issues. 

· Ability to
acquire, to organize, and to analyze data to reach accurate conclusions. 

· Working
knowledge of statistical methods used to develop metrics. 

· Ability to
teach others how to fix things, ability to analyze data to identify trends and
establish corrective actions. 

· General understanding of engineering principles as they apply to
facility and production equipment. Understanding of maintenance strategies and
techniques. Understanding of Continuous Improvement Principles. 

· Experience with PLC’s and SCADA systems and equipment. Specific
knowledge of Siemens Simatic, Rockwell MicroLogix, and FactoryTalk a plus. Ability to specify and configure control
equipment. 

· Must have an
understanding of automation programming (visual basic, C++, ladder logic,
structured text, etc.) and demonstrated ability to program and
debug/troubleshoot existing code. 

· Basic knowledge
of OSHA requirements and understanding of cGMP, GDP, and FDA requirements as
they apply to automation.  

· Knowledge of OSHA requirements and understanding of cGMP, GDP, and
FDA requirements as they apply to maintenance.  

· Ability to
understand mechanical layouts and electrical/pneumatic schematics (P&ID’s). 

Physical Environment and Requirements

· Physically able to wear cleanroom/protective gowning and equipment, including
but not limited to gowning, goggles, face shields, respirators, and protective
gloves. PPE and Respirators are essential for the health and safety of
employees.   

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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