Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

  • Automation Engineer

    Job Location US-NJ-Cherry Hill
    Posted Date 4 months ago(11/20/2018 5:07 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Function
    Cherry Hill First Shift
  • Overview

    The position maintains and modifies control systems for our pharmaceutical production facility. The production equipment in the plant includes critical systems, filling, inspection and packaging. The position also involves electro-mechanical troubleshooting backup/ recovery of all systems. Provides guidance and participates in preventive and predictive maintenance of the electrical and control systems.


    1. Assist maintenance personnel with troubleshooting electrical control circuits, motor control and safety control circuits Electrical/Controls Engineer Responsibilities.
    2. Program Control System and troubleshoot and program PLC’s.
    3. Support projects occasionally on weekends and outside shift hours.
    4. Maintain documentation and records for the process control and computer systems.
    5. Interface with other departments. Collaborate and work with outside vendors, contractors, production and engineering. Assist the maintenance team in process improvements as part of a culture of continuous improvement.
    6. Troubleshooting personal computer, operating systems (including legacy OS), lifecycle version control, networking, MS office suite, hardware repair and disaster recoveries.
    7. Develop and implement project-specific industrial control systems; starting with proposal, specifications, and drawings.
    8. Coordinate with other Engineering resources on mechanical implementation of control systems.
    9. Develop, document and maintain accurate Electrical Schematics, Technical Manuals and SOP’s.
    10. Review standards and compliance requirements applicable to the electrical control systems, provide recommendations as required
    11. Use PLC programming knowledge to design and repair electrical control systems.
    12. Evaluate and analyze control processes to identify opportunities to increase value for the plant.
    13. Serve as lead in developing and implementing strategies for targeted equipment improvements, utilizing new and existing automation and control technologies for both short and long-term solutions
    14. Ensure plant equipment control systems are operating effectively and in compliance with safety regulations.


    • BS Electrical Engineer or related Bachelors Engineering degree, or Associates Engineering degree with equivalent experience.
    • 4+ years of PLC and HMI design and programming for industrial equipment for machine control using Rockwell and Siemens families.
    • 5 years of experience working directly with the design, installation, and support of electrical and control systems.
    • Experience in design and development of electrical and software systems. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to be applied in design, programming, troubleshooting and diagnosis of the designed control systems.
    • Up to 3 years of experience in computers, electronics and PLC’s with a full understanding of interface between field instrumentation, PLC’s and computers.
    • Knowledge of motor controls up to 3 phase 460 volt. Must have Mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to meet timelines and specifications for design process projects as assigned. Ability to simultaneously organize and successfully execute multiple project responsibilities is desirable.
    • Excellent interpersonal, mathematical, verbal, written and presentation skills. Ability to work both independently as well as with the team. Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Self-motivated.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook. Knowledge and experience with servo systems.
    • Experience in developing electrical schematics and AutoCAD skills is preferred.


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