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Manufacturing Controls Engineer - REMOTE, US

Company: Avantor
Location: Austin
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Under limited supervision, develop, implement, test, and maintain automated machinery, processes, and control systems for the manufacturing environment. Gather requirements and create specifications for the design of automated control systems that meet functionality, cost, quality, safety, and time objectives. Assess effectiveness of automated testing protocols and systems. Troubleshoot, repair, modify, and enhance automation equipment and systems. Assist in the development, implementation, and achievement of goals, objectives, policies, engineering standards and priorities. May mentor team members and verifies their work on complex engineering projects.This is a REMOTE role with Travel The Manufacturing Controls Automation Engineer will lead and support the global Automation strategy along with automation projects including but not limited to new equipment, existing equipment improvements, automation initiatives, standardizations, scale-up, and validation in a cGMP regulated environment. - Participate in additional process and engineering functions including development and improvement initiatives as needed for filling, packaging, chemical manufacturing equipment and other production and facilities systems as appropriate.

  • Lead the development of the corporate automation strategy
  • Develop/implement digital strategy towards integration with business system
  • Develop automation scope and Requests for Quotes to work with 3rd party automation firms on larger projects.
  • Vendor and contract management for automation projects
  • Develop and maintain appropriate processes and procedures for system and equipment controls. -
  • Responsible for developing and documenting system requirements, design, installation and testing of new automated equipment and systems.
  • Prepare detailed documentation of proposed changes and implement per change management procedures.
  • Design and implement; support and troubleshoot improvements for existing equipment, processes and systems.
  • Identify, propose, justify, facilitate and implement where appropriate continuous improvement projects following Lean Six Sigma or similar methodologies.
  • Responsible for maintaining back-up copies and change control on control programs and configuration files for plant-wide PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, and servo drives.
  • Program and test vision systems for product inspections.
  • Lead Factory Acceptance Tests, Site Acceptance Tests, Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Performance Qualifications (PQ)
  • Specify hardware and instrumentation for controls projects.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams for implementation.
  • Organize system for maintenance and troubleshooting of automated equipment; train Maintenance staff on basic troubleshooting procedures.
  • Prepare business case, cost models and financial justifications for process improvements or other engineering projects as assigned and appropriate.
  • Develop and provide Operator and Maintenance training related to projects.
  • Specify, design, program and test PLC and HMI systems.
  • Maintain compliance with the necessary and appropriate Quality and Regulatory requirements (such as FDA, ISO, other)
  • Facilitate and lead meetings as appropriate for relevant functions.
  • Maintain laptop with licenses for programming and troubleshooting.
  • Execute responsibilities for remote sites as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications:
    • Electrical Engineering Degree is preferred but will except experience in lieu of degree.
    • Must have manufacturing engineering experience.
    • Must be hands on and able to read electrical schematics.
    • Must be able to travel up to 30% DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below. 3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Buffalo , Manufacturing Controls Engineer - REMOTE, US, Engineering , Austin, New York

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