Automation Engineer II

TOLMAR Pharmaceuticals

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$45.67-50.48 /h
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Windsor, CO

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Purpose and Scope

The Automation Engineer II supports the design, development, monitoring, maintenance and documentation of controls systems, PLC programming, Building Management Systems (BMS), and monitoring systems (chambers, particle measurement, building controls & equipment).  The Automation Engineer II provides technical and automation support for equipment, facility, laboratory, and manufacturing systems and takes necessary steps to maintain them in good working order with assistance from the owners, maintenance department, and outside contractors.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform necessary functions to monitor and maintain automation and computer system in a validated state.
  • Understand and manage change control process for automated and computer systems.
  • Provide technical support for production equipment, utilities systems, and building automation and controls.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert and system owner for automation, control systems, and computer systems (e.g. Rockwell Automation, Honeywell EBI, Delta Controls Orcaview, and JCI Metasys Building Management Systems).
  • Review validation documentation for automation, control systems, and computer systems.
  • Compile and analyze data, prepare reports and make recommendations for changes and/or improvements.
  • Provide after hours and weekend support for manufacturing when in operation, as needed.
  • Maintain safe work environment and follow site policies and procedures.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Working knowledge of PLCs, HMIs, Data management and SCADAs (iFix/Wonderware) to support systems: design, programming, maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ISO 9001 requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills both verbal and written.
  • Desire to innovate and continuous improve processes and programs in the area of responsibility.
  • Technical writing and documentation review skills.
  • Ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice or acceptance criteria.
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in fast-paced environment.

Core Values

  • The Automation Engineer II is expected to operate within the framework of Tolmar’s Core Values:
    • Consistently operate with the highest standards of ethics and compliance.
    • Take ownership of your actions, success and setbacks.
    • Able to communicate with internal team and other departments to inform everyone completely and clearly.
    • Respect each other and understand that honest collaboration is at the heart of our company success.
    • Go the extra mile to make things happen.
    • Be committed to all we do and the patients we serve.
    • Embrace change with enthusiasm.
    • Strive to learn about and understand the needs of customers and patients, and take action with great speed and efficiency no matter the task.

 Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three or more years of equipment automation experience in in pharmaceutical industry or related discipline.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley systems A/B PLC-5, A/B Controls Logixs, A/B Compact Logixs and A/B SLC 50x required.
  • Rockwell Automation, Honeywell EBI, Delta Controls Orcaview, or JCI Metasys Building Management Systems experience required.
  • Design/programming/maintenance of Distributed Control Systems (DCS, BMS), and SCADA/HMI/PLC/Data controls systems experience preferred.
  • Experience in SQL database management/maintenance, and VB/C++ programming preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Tolmar compensation programs are focused on equitable, fair pay practices including market-based base pay and a strong benefits package. The final compensation offered may vary from the posted range based on the selected candidates qualifications and experience. 

Working Conditions

  • Laboratory, Manufacturing and Office environment.