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Automation Engineer at GlaxoSmithKline in marietta, Pennsylvania

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Automation Engineer

Are you looking for a role in a pharmaceutical company that allows you to use innovative technology while helping people everyday? The Automation Engineer role may be a good fit for you:

The Automation Engineer will support site-wide automation systems and activities. The Automation Engineer will develop, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial control systems for the site that includes manufacturing, packaging, utilities, labs, building control, and fire and security systems. The Automation Engineer will be a key member of the project management teams for major projects ensuring GSK standards for automation technology are met, helping keep the projects on-time and on-budget, and participate as key team member in validation efforts for automation to ensure proper execution of testing with both site employees and contractors. 

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 proficient in current automation technology and GSK standards – attend conferences, develop technical expertise, conduct onsite training, etc.

  • Provide guidance in 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.

  • Support 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.

  • Drive continuous improvement. Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address system weaknesses to build reliability and robustness into the control systems.

  • In cooperation with the Validation department, develop and execute validation documentation (IQ/OQ/PQ) for GMP instrumentation and control systems.

  • Work with project managers to ensure that projects for scope, schedule, and cost are on track, as well as interface with users, peers, management, and global counterparts to ensure stakeholder requirements are understood and integrated into the project scope. Manage automation software vendors and consultants to ensure that contracts contain appropriate technical specifications and are delivered as required.

  • Participate in departmental, corporate, and external regulatory audits and inspections.

  • Demonstrate a serious 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.

  • Function as a key contact regarding subjects for other sites and outside contacts, receive information, and distribute to appropriate members of the site. Participate 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 site’s standing among the global organization.

  • Other responsibilities assigned by the manager.

     Why you?

    Basic Qualifications:

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

    • Bachelor’s degree

    • Experience in the manufacturing environment

    • Prior instrumentation/automation/control systems engineering experience in a cGMP regulated industry for minimum 2 to 3 years.

    • Prior experience in the design, programming, start-up, or troubleshooting of industrial control systems, such as motion/servo controllers, variable frequency drives, PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, SQL databases and reports, industrial communication networks, process instrumentation, and up to 480V electrical control equipment.

    • Prior experience performing system qualification, such as FAT/SAT, commissioning, and IQ/OQ validation.

    • Excellent computer and computer networking skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

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

    • Familiarity with current GxP and NIH guidelines for large scale recombinant biological processing, including secondary manufacturing such as sterilization, vial filling, lyophilization, packaging equipment, clean utilities, and HVAC systems.

    • Familiarity with relevant European and US regulatory requirements (electronic records and signatures, change control, validation).

    • Self-starter capable of adapting quickly and working with minimal or no supervision in unfamiliar, complex, and critical situations.

    • Ability to provide leadership to generate options, resolves problems, prioritize, and select optimal solutions. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and influence individuals within a team environment.

    • Fundamental business understanding.

    • Committed team player prepared to work in and embrace a multi-disciplined team-based culture.

    • Ability to follow written procedures and document results in a neat and precise manner.

    • Ability to maintain attention to detail, accuracy, and right-first-time quality mindset, while completing multiple or repetitive tasks and meeting goals or deadlines.

    • Ability 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 expectations are 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:

    • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.

    • Managing individual and team performance.

    • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

    • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.

    • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.

    • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

    • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.

    • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.

    • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

    • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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