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Automation Specialist
Ref No.: 18-00874
Location: Manati, Puerto Rico
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Experience Level: 10 Years
Start Date / End Date: 10/29/2018 to 10/29/2020
The resource will support the Sterile/Non Sterile Manufacturing, Facilities. The support will consists on control systems maintenance activities, spare parts evaluations, technical guides or procedures development and review specifications or current designs. The maintenance activities to support the day to day operation will consist on corrective, preventive, predictive activities and/or performing analysis for downtime related events root cause determination.
The resource will also focus on re-designing, performing improvements of programming or configuration to avoid re-occurrence of control and automated systems events.
Working Shifts:
  • Willing to work weekends and holidays
Experience and Qualifications:
The summary of the experience and qualifications required for the resources are summarized below:
  • BS in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and or any other Science related field, or Associate Degree in Electronics/Mechanic with at least ten (10) years of experience in process automation.
  • Two (2) years of experience in process automation in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment with a general knowledge in operations or manufacturing processes.
  • Proficient knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements, including 21 CFR Part 11.
  • Broad knowledge of cGMPs and guidelines pertaining to a biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems for highly technical equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical concepts, electrical controls theory and electronic circuitry.
  • Proven knowledge in process control and automation systems used in the pharmaceutical industry (not limited to): PLCs, SCADAs/HMIs, microcontrollers, single loop controllers, DCS, interfaces and report development.
  • Proven knowledge and experience with:
    • Rockwell Automation platforms and equipment (PLCs, SCADAs/HMIs software and drives.
    • Cognex vision systems.
  • Ability to manage and operate computer software packages used for data acquisition systems and PLC programming.
  • Strong Databases and networking knowledge's.
  • Able to read, interpret, and understands electrical/mechanical drawings, P&IDs and electrical one-line diagrams.
  • Good technical writing skills and ability to review SOPs and work instructions.
  • Flexible and responsible.
  • Significant abilities and aptitude to analyze data detecting inconsistencies, determining relative importance and to solve complex technical situations based on data.
  • Able to interact effectively with people to establish and maintain excellent working relationship with internal and external customers' at all organizational levels and disciplines in such a way to facilitate the validation/qualification work.
  • Able to plan and prioritize multiple complex activities simultaneously (i.e., installation, integration, commissioning and validations/qualifications, timelines, etc.) by using sound Project Management Skills.
  • Self-starter and well organized.
  • Ability to keep work pace and/or meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.