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Automation Technician at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: East Durham, New York





Job Description:

Job Purpose:

Maintains instrumentation and central controls systems for Operations and Facilities electrical equipment while working with Engineering Automation Engineer and Equipment Asset Manager to ensure effective maintenance strategy is executed in Manufacturing and Packaging to support best in class up time for equipment.

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


  • Experience in installing and troubleshooting PLCs, AC/DC Motors, Motor starters, 3Phase power distribution, solid state logic, process instrumentation, VFDs, Robotics, Ethernet Data Networks while complying with all Safety, Quality, OSHA, FDA regulations and local, state, and national electrical codes

  • Includes component level troubleshooting of microprocessor based systems, measurement-optical systems, visions systems, HVAC central controls and programming at the micro and PLC level

  • Install and repair electrical equipment from written specifications such as blueprints, equipment manuals, engineering sketches, and verbal instruction and update appropriate drawings to reflect changes under the guidance of a rigid Change Control Program operating in a regimental LOTO and Zero-Access environment,

  • Respond to internal customer needs and/or requests professionally, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Provide recommendations for standardization and establishing min/max quantities of critical electrical spares

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities working productively and independently with very little supervision.

  • Seek opportunities to share experience and knowledge with others

  • Flexibility to work overtime and change shifts as needed.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

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


  • HS Diploma

  • 3 years of experience working in Automation

Preferred Qualifications:

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


  • Electrical associates degree and/or Electrical License

  • Strong knowledge of Instrument Calibration

  • Experience/Knowledge of NFP Standards, NEC Standards

  • Experience in PLCs (troubleshooting/minor programming), instrument calibration, electrical 3Phase power distribution, and control equipment

  • Basic math, plus demonstrated written and verbal communications ksills

  • Flexibility to work 8-10 hour days (including weekends), overtime and rotating shifts

  • Computer Skills to include Microsoft Office (MSword/Excel), PLC/Servo controller interface, and CMMS

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:


  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour 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.

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