1+ months

Senior Automation Engineer

GSK
Marietta, PA 17547
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Marietta
Posted Date: Jul 7 2020

The Senior Automation Engineer will be responsible development and support of site-wide automation. including 24/7 manufacturing, packaging, labs, building automation, utilities, and security systems. The senior role will lead the automation engineering efforts in the areas assigned by the Automation Manager. In addition, the senior automation engineer will lead and/or participate on teams executing major projects and initiatives ensuring GSK standards are met. The Senior Automation Engineer will be looked to be the site SME for multiple automation platforms.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Function as a site technical expert for all questions and issues related to instrumentation and control systems. Be a site leader in current automation technology and GSK standards attend conferences, develop technical expertise, conduct onsite training, etc.
  • Lead the design and installation of instrumentation and control systems, ensuring alignment with GSK standards and regulatory expectations.
  • Develop and optimize operation and maintenance procedures and training programs for instrumentation and control systems.
  • Provide oversight and guidance on troubleshooting efforts with operators, electro-mechanical technicians, and process equipment engineers during times of equipment or control system malfunction. Assist with deviation investigations for areas of expertise; lead investigations when appropriate.
  • Identify, justify, implement, and update continuous improvement activities. Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address system weaknesses to build reliability and robustness into the control systems.
  • In collaboration with the Validation department, provide direction and guidance on the development and execution of GMP Computerized System Validation (CSV/VMP/IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Manage projects for scope, schedule, and cost. Interface with users, peers, management, and global counterparts to ensure stakeholder requirements are understood and integrated into the project scope. Manage vendors and consultants to ensure that contracts contain appropriate technical specifications and are delivered as required.
  • Represent the Automation departmental in corporate, and external regulatory audits and inspections.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personnel and process safety during automatic process operations and during troubleshooting activities. Participate in Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies, Failure Modes and Effects Analyses (FMEA), and other safety initiatives and programs.
  • Participate as a team member in global procedures development and other global initiatives in area of expertise to provide key response from Marietta, to ensure the site needs are being addressed, and improve the sites standing among the global organization.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the business. This includes providing on-call or on-site support outside of normal business hours (nights, weekends, and company holidays).

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelors degree and 7+ years of automation experience in Engineering, Science, or Technology.
  • Experience working in a regulated GMP environment.
  • Experience working at and supporting a 24/7 manufacturing site.
  • Skilled with the application and administration of many of the following systems: Emerson DeltaV, Rockwell / Siemens PLCs, Wonderware Archestra, Siemens Apogee, servers, industrial networks and communications, data historians.
  • Experience managing GxP system life-cycle documentation.
  • Prior project engineering experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Bachelors degree or advanced degree in one of the following disciplines preferred in Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical engineering, Computer Science or similar field.
  • The Senior Automation Engineer role requires familiarity with a wide range of existing technologies and when needed, the ability to learn and quickly gain proficiency with new technologies to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Attention to detail, organization, and communications are key skills.
  • Knowledge of current GxP guidelines (electronic records and signatures, change control, validation, data integrity) for large scale recombinant biological processing, including secondary manufacturing such as sterilization, vial filling, lyophilization, packaging equipment, and clean utilities.
  • Demonstrated competence and capability in adapting quickly and working with minimal or no supervision in unfamiliar, complex, and critical situations.
  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation to generate options, resolve problems, prioritize, and select optimal solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and influence individuals throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Strong business understanding.
  • Motivated & Committed team player prepared to work in & embrace a multi-disciplined team-based culture.
  • Ability to follow and lead others to provide written procedures and document results in an organized and precise manner.
  • Drives self and others to maintain attention to detail, accuracy, and right-first-time quality mindset, while completing multiple or repetitive tasks and meeting goals or deadlines.
  • Strives to maintain a high level of integrity while balancing multiple priorities and responsibilities.
  • Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness

US work authorization is required for this role. Sponsorship is not available for this position

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Posted: 2020-07-08 Expires: 2020-09-06

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