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Senior Automation Engineer

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Hicksville, NY
$125,000 - $150,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Jan 02, 2017
Job ID
Newly-created position with a biopharma company! For over 40 years this company has specialized in the development, production, and distribution of plasma-derived products. Their plant on Long Island, NY, is undergoing a total renovation and they need a senior engineer to lead the way! 
Job Highlights:
  • Low travel
  • 401k with matching
  • Be at the front end of this exciting renovation! Serve as the Subject Matter Expert and lead the design and installation of their systems.
Senior Automation Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Be responsible for site-wide automation
  • Lead the designing and installation of state-of-the-art automation systems
  • Develop, maintain, and troubleshoot industrial control systems for the formulation, filling, and packaging processes.
  • Be a key member of the project management team and ensure company standards for automation technology are met, be responsible to help keep the projects on-time and on-budget, and provide leadership during these executions with both site employees and contractors.  

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering.  
  • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Instrumentation and Controls Engineering, preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of instrumentation/automation/control systems engineering experience in a cGMP regulated industry
  • Prior experience in the design, programming, start-up, or troubleshooting of industrial control systems, such as motion/servo controllers, variable frequency drives, PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, SQL databases and reports, industrial communication networks, process instrumentation, and up to 480V electrical control equipment.
  • Familiarity with system qualification, such as FAT/SAT, commissioning, and IQ/OQ validation.
  • Familiarity with current GxP and NIH guidelines for biological and/or pharmaceutical processing, secondary manufacturing aseptic filling and packaging equipment, clean utilities, and HVAC systems. 
  • Should be familiar with Building Automation Systems. Familiarity with relevant European and US regulatory requirements including GAMP guidelines, electronic records and signatures (21 CFR Part 11), change control, validation.

Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.