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Automation Engineer

Pfizer


Location:
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Date:
02/08/2018
2018-02-082018-03-11
Pfizer
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Job Details

**Closing date TBC**



**Automation Engineer**



**Department:** Engineering & EHS



**Position Reports to:** Site Automation Lead







**Job Purpose:**



The automation engineer is responsible for the support of automated systems on site. This includes the management of personnel, (external or internal) as part of the execution of equipment or facility modification or expansion projects.



You will be service orientated; delivery focused and has the ability to build rapport with key members of the Operations and Engineering teams. You will support investigations with automation subject matter expertise. You will work closely with process & equipment engineers in specifying and implementing automation changes\\fixes\\improvement projects.







Must be solutions orientated, delivery focused and passionate about supporting production.



Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the maintenance and operation of



automated Systems.



Maintain the validated state of the automated systems.



Support regulatory audit\\inspection as required



Generate and maintain requirement and design specifications associated with the automated systems.



Develop in-depth technical knowledge of the variety of automation systems on site.



Design, develop and test software code in accordance with site coding standards



and following good engineering practice.



Implement software and systems changes on the automation systems under change management processes.



Provide technical support to partners within Engineering and Operations for automated



systems during the life cycle of the equipment.



Manage the specification, contract negotiation, purchasing, development and installation



of projects within budget and corporate guidelines.



Participate in the development of the Automated System Life cycle documents.



Support biannual and periodic reviews.



Working on site Automation Systems and continuous improvement initiatives using



6 Sigma methodologies.



Any other activities as directed by the Site Automation Lead.







**Education/Experience:**



We are looking for Engineers with the following experience:-



Experience of managing automation projects including external vendor management.



Detailed knowledge of automation system architectures.



Experience supporting DCS, PLC, SCADA and HMI systems in a manufacturing environment.



Coding\\development\ roubleshooting experience with distributed control systems (DCS)



or programmable logic controllers (PLCs).



Experience maintaining control networks and interfaces based on Ethernet and fieldbus topologies.



Practical database experience, scripting, or general familiarity with virtualization



technologies and IT skills is desirable.



Appropriate Engineering Qualification (preferably B.Sc.\\ B.E. degree in engineering,



with particular emphasis in Electrical\\Electronics, Automation\\Mechatronics, Chemical Engineering , Computer Science).



A number of years of working experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical



or relevant GMP manufacturing environment.



A strong knowledge of the GAMP guidelines applicable to computer system validation.



Problem solving skills, Green Belt certification is an advantage.



Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.



A self-starter, productive as part of a team or working independently.







We will only accept applications from colleagues via the formal route within Workday.



In line with good development planning, internal colleagues should discuss their suitability and/or readiness for a vacancy with their line manager prior to application. Colleagues are required to inform their manager if they are invited to attend interview. Where a line manager is not able to support an application either for suitability, readiness or business reasons, and a colleague continues to make an application, it is possible that an offer may not be made or may be withdrawn.







Applications not received by the closing date will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances and will require the support of your senior management team.







**FOR COLLEAGUE**



Competencies/Pfizer Behaviours



Acts Decisively



Seizes Accountability



Grows Self



Change Agile



Self Awareness



Commits to "One Pfizer"



Builds Peer relationships







Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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