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Automation Project Lead

With proven ability to accomplish projects independently, contributes in systems/automation engineering design for projects at the McPherson Site.  Provide significant contributions on project teams and leads small project teams.  Demonstrate the ability to successfully plan engineering projects and sustain high quality engineering contributions.  Provide guidance and training to junior staff. Develop and apply theories, methods and research techniques to the investigation and solution of technical problems.  Supports the vision for the automation engineering function and acts as a change agent for technical innovation; performs risk-reward analysis and scenario planning.   ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Act as the primary point of contact with A/E design firm automation engineers Provide client engineering input to scope definition for automation strategy for manufacturing equipment design along with associated support systems and infrastructure. Act as a primary point of contact for automation design coordination with the engineering team. Review and approval of  concept engineering design deliverables Review and approval of equipment package bid analyses Provide engineering input into overall facility layout and design Support input to the development of detailed capital project execution schedule Provide engineering input into cost estimate preparation for the project. Provide support to manage design quality and design change. Provide technical support to partners within Engineering and Operations for automated systems. Any other activities as directed by the Automation Manager. QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering required. (Chemical, Computer, Mechanical or Electrical). Experience: BS and 5+ years Experience on Control System and Process Automation (Maintenance and/or Projects) including but not limited to PLC's, HMI's, DCS, Historians, Industrial Data Networks, Instrumentation and related hardware. Knowledge of GMP, OSHA, FDA, MHRA and environmental regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical Industry. Experience on supervising contractors including but not limited to project engineers, software developers. Demonstrated track record of increasing professional responsibilities. Hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, SCADA systems, real-time data historians, batch execution systems, SQL relational database systems, and networkinfrastructure including design and debugging skills. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows applications. Hands on experience with communication protocols including but not limited to RS-485, RS-232, Ethernet, and Data Highway Plus, Control Net, Modbus, and instrumentation field busses (Device Net, Foundation Field bus, Profibus, etc). Hands on experience in pharmaceutical environment including regulatory requirements associated with 21 CFR Part 11, EU Annex 11 and supporting validation of control system equipment. Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents. Strong organization, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Prioritizing multiple commitments and technical problem solving ability. Ability to shift priorities according to changes in department/facility needs and be open to different ideas/approaches. Hands on experience in project management of capital projects. Leads the site automation master plan English proficiency Computer Literate PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and complex data analysis, problem solving.  Ability to work in a gown room conditions.  Ability to write general correspondence and technical reports.  Requires good written, oral communication and presentation skills. Requires good planning, organizing, time management and team participation skills.   NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Regular Work Schedule: Standard (M-F) daytime.  Overtime work may be required.  Work requires on-site presence. Occasional national/internationaltravel for equipment factory acceptance testing, training seminars, vendor meetings, work progress meetings, etc. Non-Regular Work Schedule: At different times of the year, this position will work long hours for scheduled manufacturing shutdown periods and throughout the year may be required to work late with little notice as need arises when equipment is unexpectedly down.   4701759
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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