International Automation Services company is looking for an experienced Sr. MES Consultant to lead a team of MES specialists at some of the most innovative pharma manufacturing companies in the world.
Architect and lead the implementation of MES and system integration projects for Life Sciences customers
Analyze user requirements to define functional requirements for MES solutions through client interviews and documentation analysis
Develop detailed designs, implement, troubleshoot and test MES solutions that meet client requirements
Provide project execution leadership and mentor fellow project members
Act internally and externally as an industry-wide expert in MES.
Capable of directing the activities of multiple Lead Engineers, Technical Consultants, and Senior Technical Consultants
Direct discussions determining strategic operating policies or technical direction, devising ways of reaching objectives in the most economical manner and of solving unusual complex technical problems involving several disciplines.
Possess keen understanding, exposure and adherence to Quality Management
Work effectively at different levels within project teams and client organizations
Refine/optimize and follow Business Process Maps and/or Use Cases for configuration of execution workflows
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
BS degree with minimum of 15 years overall experience, including a minimum of 10+ years project experience, and at least 8 years’ experience working on MES projects in the Life Sciences industry
Deployment experience with plant floor/Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) solutions (e.g. POMSnet Syncade, Rockwell, ProPack Data, Werum PAS-X)
Position is remote / virtual (US based) with some domestic and international (primarily Europe) travel.
· Project delivery experience with control systems, delivering projects on time and within budget.
· Experience in the process industry, chemical, life science, oil and gas, pulp and paper.
· Software development experience on the DeltaV process control platform.
· Excellent customer communications and relationship skills.
· Experience working in a collaborative team environment.
· Knowledge of ISA S88 standard and batch control applications.
· Application of software programming standards to a system design.
· Knowledge of P&ID drawings and basic electrical schematics for I/O.
· Experience with OPC interfaces.
· Working knowledge of control instrumentation, i.e. pressure, temperature, flow, valves, drives
· Analytical thinking and problem solving.
· Initiative and follow through to completion.
· Continuous learning and commitment to improvement.
· 4-year B.S. degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.
· Experience with Emerson’s DeltaV systems.
· Up to 25% regional travel
· 5 years or more of experience
Requires Engineering degree & minimum 5 years of experience in process control strategy & implementation, tuning & troubleshooting Regulatory or Advanced Process Control applications related to refining or chemicals. Must have hands-on experience maintaining & supporting process control in plants. Knowledge of DMC+ or similar MVC application product is a plus. Prefer knowledge of with Honeywell TDC-3000 or Experion DCS consoles. Requires ability to effectively interact with a variety of plant work groups, including operators in a control room environment. Will be assigned to a process unit team as the individual responsible for process control. Must have legal right to work indefinitely in the United States. Large international operating company with plant position in Baton Rouge, LA.
Requires BS degree, preferably in an Engineering discipline & minimum 10 years of experience in key leadership role. Must have demonstrated success in Automation processes & large scale rollouts of leading edge technologies, such as robotics, automated storage & retrieval, automated guided vehicles, RFID, barcode, camera, vision systems & product tracking. Requires proven performance in strategic planning & project execution. Must have excellent English skills & the ability to provide technical support to numerous plant teams of Automation Engineers, Project Engineers & Maintenance members for development, scoping, justification, cost estimating, planning & implementation of automation projects. Responsible for evaluating consultants & vendors that can develop & provide new automation equipment & technologies. Will report to V P Of Engineering & Manufacturing. Must have legal right to work indefinitely in the United States. Large international operating company with central engineering position in GA.
The successful candidate will be responsible for specifying, implementing, maintaining, and updating plant process control systems to ensure optimum efficiency, availability, and safety.
Required Education/Qualifications/Work Experience:
Provide technical sales support for Company sale team members
Travel to client facilities for technical sales support, project review and implementation as required
Perform project related engineering services, including:
Control System design & programming
System and Functional documentation
Startup and Commissioning
Perform programming on both PLC and DCS based control platforms, including but not limited to ABB System 800xA, Rockwell ControlLogix / PlantPAx platforms, and Emerson DeltaV
Provide technical and maintenance support to existing control system platforms at Company client facilities.
Perform managerial duties, including:
Resource Time & Expense approval
Resource task assignment and management
Support executive team members in setting up policies, procedures, and protocols as we continue our diversification into other industries and overall company growth
Must have strong communication skills.
Must have project management and leadership experience
Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of hands-on experience with Rockwell ControlLogix, PlantPAx, ABB System 800xA, or current Distributed Control Systems.
Experience in the coordination and implementation of DCS/PLC upgrades and/or new installation/startup
Experience with instrumentation, motor control, regulatory control loop tuning, and advance control processes.
Experience with loop performance evaluation tools and process data historians (i.e. PI) is a plus
The Process Control Engineer/Automation Lead will:
· Provide technical sales support for Company sale team members
· Travel to client facilities for technical sales support, project review and implementation as required
· Perform project related engineering services, including:
o Project management
o Project estimation
o Control System design & programming
o System and Functional documentation
o Startup and Commissioning
· Perform programming on both PLC and DCS based control platforms, including but not limited to ABB System 800xA, Rockwell ControlLogix / PlantPAx platforms, and Emerson DeltaV
· Provide technical and maintenance support to existing control system platforms at Company client facilities.
· Perform managerial duties, including:
o Resource Time & Expense approval
o Resource scheduling
o Resource task assignment and management
· Support executive team members in setting up policies, procedures, and protocols as we continue our diversification into other industries and overall company growth
· Strong communication skills
· Project management and leadership experience
· Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 7 to 10 years of hands-on experience with Rockwell ControlLogix, PlantPAx, ABB System 800xA, or current Distributed Control Systems.
· Experience in the coordination and implementation of DCS/PLC upgrades and/or new installation/startup
· Experience with instrumentation, motor control, regulatory control loop tuning, and advance control processes.
· Experience with loop performance evaluation tools and process data historians (i.e. PI) is a plus
The Mid-Sr. Level Process Control Engineer is customer-facing and is engaged in a variety of activities across multiple industries. The engineer will be expected to be an excellent representative of the company while implementing automated programming and processes that will drive the successful execution of various projects at customer sites.
The Process Control Engineer is responsible for working with outside customers and vendors to define, develop, engineer, and implement projects and scopes of work established in alignment with project goals and objectives. He/she will be focused and possess a high level of technical accuracy and a deep understanding of process knowledge. He/she must have the ability to collaborate with a team that will implement and maintain process controls in a safe, reliable, and economical operation. A successful candidate will be expected to assimilate quickly and begin delivering results in an expedient manner. He/she will also develop an awareness of operational history recognizing the value of information sharing and knowledge transfer.
This position will be based out of Wilmington, NC.
Skills & Qualifications:
Support existing control systems utilized in manufacturing operations
Participate in long-term strategic development of site process control systems.
Provide controls/automation technical support for troubleshooting and problem-solving of manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues. This will include new installations, as well as replacement or upgrading of existing systems.
The position will require working closely with Facilities and Manufacturing personnel to ensure process / product quality through function of manufacturing control systems.
This position will require working with validated and non-validated systems. Modifications to validated system will require working within the Change Control program.
This position will also require the development and implementation of system commissioning plans and interact with Validation on the qualification of these systems.
Troubleshooting and problem-solving of existing manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues.
Provide 24/7 support to Manufacturing on a rotation based schedule.
Diagnose technical issues and provide recommendations/solutions for corrective actions.
Follow established Quality Control systems.
Create or review changes and assure appropriate design documentation (User Requirements, Functional Specifications, Software Design Specifications, Software Test Plans, IQ/OQ) are developed and on file.
Execute control systems projects/assignments in the support of site operations through investigations, control system assessments, and design support. Proactively look for and recommend improvements in site processes and procedures.
Review, specify, design and/or install process control systems in direct support of commercial and clinical manufacturing operations.
Provide direction to junior engineers
Support and/or execute acceptance testing and IOQ protocols.
Maintain a library for vendor application software, historical data storage, back-up custom software applications, and required hardware needed for troubleshooting and maintenance.
Maintain support for plant automation, including the design, implementation, and documentation of system changes.
Interface with QA Validation group for GMP systems
Extensive experience in PLC and data acquisition systems, distributed control systems (DCS), mechanical operation of equipment, and process control are essential.
Experience with developing GAMP controls documentation for internal projects as well as reviewing/approving vendor supplied documentation (User Requirements, Functional Specifications, Software Design Specifications, and Software Test Plans).
Allen-Bradley PLC hardware and software experience required (SLC, CompactLogix, ControlLogix, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, and DeviceNet).
S-88 Batch programming experience required
Experience with networks and communication protocols preferred.
GE Proficy iFix SCADA experience preferred.
iBatch, Rockwell Batch or DeltaV Batch experience preferred.
Virtual Machines experience preferred.
DeltaV Live or Operate experience preferred
OSIsoft PI Historian experience preferred.
Johnson Controls Metasys Building Monitoring System (BMS) experience preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of experience with the installation, startup, and servicing of process control systems. GMP experience preferred.
Prior experience supporting manufacturing utility systems strongly preferred (WFI, RODI, waste neutralization, chilled water, heating hot water, steam)
Minimum of 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical environment including regulatory requirements associated with 21 CFR Part 11 and supporting validation of control system equipment.
Prior experience with controls systems supplied with skidded equipment utilized in fermentation, cell separation and recovery, filtration, CIP, and clean utilities preferred.
BS or MS Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university
The Packaging Automation Engineer is responsible for complete project execution including system automation design, testing, documentation management, installation and start-up.
Education/Experience: BS in Engineering or equivalent technical degree plus 5 or more years of project or packaging automation in the Food and Beverage, Consumer Products, or Pharmaceutical Industry desired.
Travel: Project Dependent up to 25%
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