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Senior Automation Engineer

Date: Mar 20, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92618

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

If you’re like people at Teva, you dare to be different. We’re making well-being a way of life for our customers and our colleagues. Join us in helping to make healthcare more accessible to more patients, while supporting one of the most innovative teams in the industry.


Teva’s Irvine, CA production site is one of our complex manufacturing and supply chain operations.


We are strengthening and adding to our critical teams with great talent and capabilities. Teva, a global organization, with a brand of evolving success.  Be part of it!

 

We offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Tuition Assistance

 

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

Teva is searching for a Senior Project Engineer (Automation) to join our team in Irvine, CA!

This position is in the Engineering Department, which supports a 24/7 operations. The Sr. Automation Engineer provides technical support, leadership and accountability for the execution of capital projects and lifecycle management of process control and distributed control systems.

This role works as part of the team to collaborate with manufacturing and maintenance in troubleshooting the automated control processes. You will contribute to the successful implementation of system improvement projects and drive improvements around manufacturing KFA (key focus areas) goals including: people/safety, quality/regulatory/compliance, customer, financials, and operational excellence, data integrity, recovery, filling, packaging and utility control system design, documentation, testing, validation, and commissioning.

You will:

  • Participate in all activities required to support production projects including campaign support, troubleshooting, rotational 24/7 on-call support, investigations, EHS projects, periodic reviews, root cause analysis, safety and Quality preventative and corrective actions.
  • Monitor and analyze manufacturing data to provide support for process discrepancies, validation protocols, process transfers, or equipment troubleshooting. Prepare and maintain documentation related to the operation of equipment (primarily automation). Write and execute validation plans. Execute and document acceptance testing and validation of assembly lines and fixtures.
  • Ensure effective maintenance and availability of automation systems and other equipment. Support software and hardware life cycle management efforts to ensure systems remain current and compliant.
  • Support site audits and inspections as subject matter expert for assigned areas/projects and implement corrections as needed.
  • Design and execute large and/or strategic projects in line with overall department and site strategies including planning, design, implementation, installation, commissioning and qualification.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive projects, including gathering requirements, defining scope, creating estimates, and planning resources, developing a schedule and tracking progress. Communicate customer requirements, specifications, project schedule, and budget constraints to cross-functional teams, including engineers, senior management and consultants. Develop status reports, including project financials, ensure project team is meeting customer requirements and measure cost control.
  • Contribute to the increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the Automation and Engineering groups by contributing towards infrastructure improvements to guidelines, procedures, practices, standards and cross-functional business processes. Have a mindset of sharing insights and improvements, and participate in/lead design reviews.
  • Assess causes of problems and provide technical support and direction to project team to resolve issues. Adapt to rapidly changing priorities and the flexibility to support operations in accordance with the manufacturing schedule.
  • Own and close corrective actions related to the automation system; including Corrective Action & Preventative Action (CAPA)s.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or other equivalent Engineering degree required.
  • Six years’ experience as a Development Engineer, Applications Engineer or related technical experience required.
  • Project Management experience required (e.g. in the automated production system environment).
  • Project delivery experience – budget $10K to $250K including capital projects strongly preferred.
  • Pharmaceutical (or Food, Medical Device, Bios etc.) and GMP experience strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of PLC programming (example Rockwell, Siemens) and PLC troubleshooting and debugging, Vision systems, SCADA systems (GE Proficy iFIX), instrumentation, process loop controls, laser and other printing technology required.
  • Demonstrated experience installing large machine and automation equipment in GxP environment required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams and manage stakeholders at all levels.
  • A desire to innovate and improve processes and demonstrated experience driving lean concepts in design and execution.
  • Strong adherence to compliance and safety requirements, cGMPs, SOPs, and other manufacturing documents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to be customer-focused, self-driven and comfortable with ambiguity and complex problem solving.
  • Able to quickly prioritize work in alignment with business and customer needs and comfortable working in a dynamic environment with a diverse automation landscape required.
  • PMP certification desirable but not required.

Function

Engineering

Sub Function

Equipment Maintenance Technical Specialty

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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, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to support you throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience. 


Nearest Major Market: Irvine California
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles