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Senior Automation Engineer

Date: Dec 21, 2018

Location: Irvine, US, 92618

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

The Sr. Automation Engineer can directly impact the acceptability of finished product; therefore, a high level of independent technical ability is required of this individual. This individual plans and executes automation/controls projects from concept to final closeout in support of site objectives. This position assumes responsibility as the technical owner of various automation and manufacturing systems and applies available resources to manage them.  The position will require 5-10% travel for equipment FATs, system evaluations, and/or conferences or technical training.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities                                         Percentage of Time

 

1.

Engineer and manage medium to large Capital Projects that could include process control system/equipment improvement, optimization, expansion and upgrade projects to meet site objectives. Engineer and manage new process control/automation projects from the concept to commissioning and validation

 

2.

Provide moderate to advance technical assistance to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, and design support.

 

3.

Assist in preparation and execution of the Validation Qualification protocols related to automated and control systems. Provides technical and non-technical feedback to validation personnel for the successful qualification of systems.

 

4.

Help to troubleshoot and diagnose Control system complex problems, working closely with Control System/Instrumentation Technicians and maintenance personnel.

 

5.

Update and develop User Requirement Specifications, Functional Specifications, Design Specifications, Operation and Maintenance Manuals for the new and existing control systems.

 

6.

Work closely with IT groups as a cross functional team member to meet automation project objectives.

 

7.

Apply GMP principles within the workplace. Incorporate cGMP and regulatory compliance into all assigned project scopes, design and construction activities.

 

 

Qualifications

Education Required:

Electrical/Controls Engineering Degree

Education Preferred:

Electrical/Controls Engineering Degree

Experience Required:

10 years hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Networking including design and debugging skills. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows - applications.

3 years of experience in pharmaceutical environment including regulatory requirements associated with 21 CFR Part 11 and supporting validation of control system equipment.

Experience Preferred:

15 years hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Networking including design and debugging skills. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows - applications.

5 years of experience in pharmaceutical environment including regulatory requirements associated with 21 CFR Part 11 and supporting validation of control system equipment.

Specialized or Technical Knowledge Licenses, Certifications needed:

Technical training in PLC / controller programming, Operator interface design, Robotics, PC programming, SQL database systems, historians, VBA, Microsoft OS management skills.Proficiency demonstration in reading / making drawings or revisions (P&IDs, electrical schematics

Function

Engineering

Sub Function

Equipment Maintenance Technical Specialty

Reports To

In process of validation

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.


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