Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

  • Automation & Controls Engineer III

    Job Location US-OH-Columbus
    Posted Date 7 days ago(8/7/2018 12:30 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-4688
    Job Function
    Engineering
    Shift
    1st
  • Overview

    Directly responsible for the management and execution of all Engineering activities related to automation solutions for production and/or facility equipment. Provide operational support, complex troubleshooting, and optimization for automation equipment, directing and coordinating activities to improve reliability, and applying advanced engineering principles to the design and implementation of new equipment.

    Responsibilities

    • Partner with Engineering lead to support the design, specification, installation, startup and validation of process control systems, electrical systems and instrumentation for capital and upgrade projects. Ensure site specifications, standards and cGMP compliance to expectations are met and that good engineering practices are followed. Coordinate with other engineers, project managers, and suppliers to assure a complete and timely design and implementation.
    • Direct more complex group projects - identify, propose and champion creative and constructive solutions articulating the business value created. Monitor and communicate progress on all projects within the assigned portfolio to successfully deliver project scope, time-line and budget objectives. Maintain a “state of control” over systems by assuring maintenance of as-built drawings, system documentation and EX rating management.
    • Coordinate with Operations to identify requirements for process controls, develop control strategies and implement.
    • Research new technologies and procedures relative to automation and controls that could be utilized to improve the business and processes. Analyze, compare and select equipment best suited for various applications.
    • Contribute to functional forums at the site, regionally, and within the Global Engineering Network. Support standards development and master planning activities.

    • Troubleshoot control and instrumentation systems to resolve complex equipment issues. Provide engineering expertise and technical guidance to maintenance to perform repairs, design changes, or other corrections as a result of troubleshooting or performance evaluation.

    • Identify continuous improvement activities relative to automation control systems throughout the site and champion solutions aligned with Site and Department metrics, Business Objectives and Strategy. Identify areas of opportunity to improve equipment and component reliability.

    • Mentor peers and site resources on automation and control systems of production equipment. Provide training and technical supervision to instrumentation and electrical personnel as well as Flow technicians for automation control systems throughout the site.
    • Develop calibration, preventative maintenance and additional procedures in support of systems and instruments installed.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor's in Engineering is required. 
    • 6+ years of experience in all areas of process control systems encompassing instrumentation, automated control, and electrical distribution, preferably in the chemical, food, or pharmaceutical industries.
    • Experience with network and system administration of Microsoft based systems, Visual Studio, ASP.Net and SQL is preferred.
    • Experience in programming/troubleshooting Progammable Logic Controllers (PLCs).  Experience with Allen-Bradley, Modicon, and Siemens S7 PLC's is preferred.
    • Experience with packaging Track and Trace is preferred.
    • Experience in programming and configuration of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems; experience with Wonderware and Ignition products is preferred..        
    • Demonstrated computer skills, including but not limited to, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and AutoCAD.
    • Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and initiatives.
    • Demonstrated successful communication and negotiations skills in order to manage conflicting and/or multiple demands, including ability to present to various level within an organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical skills to identify problems; recognizes systems, causes, and alternate solutions and makes timely sound decisions even under risk and uncertainty.
    • Willingness to travel to external domestic and international supplier sites (typically less than 10% of the time.
    • Provide engineering expertise and technical guidance when necessary, including off-shift on-call support rotation.

     

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