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Senior Engineer- Automation

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Stouffville, Ontario, CA, L4A 1H5

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

We are currently seeking a Senior Engineer - Automation to join our team.
This is an onsite role, located in Stouffville Ontario. 

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Performs specialized activities related to design, commissioning, performance improvement, and troubleshooting of computer control assisted processing equipment.
  • Provides and develops design/approval of hardware, software, and controls for computer assisted equipment.
  • Evaluate/implement process control, process monitoring, data acquisition and other support requirements for manufacturing.
  • Implements software/hardware changes and upgrades, understands impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities and process.
  • Implements modification/change control procedures and protocols.
  • Programs PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment, capable of troubleshooting and demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation and controls.
  • Development of Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), Preventive Maintenance (PM’s), and calibration forms.
  • Provide support to the calibration group and assist with the existing calibration program when required.
  • Provide support to Project Engineers regarding related departmental activities specifically to process control and automation.
  • Provide project management for all assigned projects and assignments.
  • Prepare detailed capital project requests, equipment procurement specifications and vendor’s contracts as per overall guidelines.
  • Coordinate with vendor for inspection and testing of new equipment, supervises the installation and commission of equipment.
  • Provide all necessary inputs to the Qualifications Group for IQ/OQ/PQ of new equipment and facility.
  • As the responsibility of a Computer System Validation (CSV) administrator, ensure the system is operating as per qualified requirements and maintained in a robust state while conforming to our change management system.
  • To meet all deadlines associated with projects as directed, including all reports and documentation as directed.
  • To keep the Director of Engineering up-to-date on project schedules.
  • To conform to the principles of cGMP and to conform to all relevant departmental and other company standard operating procedures.
  • Works as a member of a team to achieve all outcomes.
  • Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values and demonstrates a strong and visible support of our values.
  • Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical/Electrical Engineering, or Technologist plus 10 years of experience in the design/build/programming troubleshooting and maintenance of control systems.
  • Professional Engineer, licensed with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Familiar with GMP, FDA, ISO requirements and Validation concepts and protocols.
  • Strong PLC and HMI programming skills; must have proven hands on experience in PLC/HMI logic programming and troubleshooting systems in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
  • Strong knowledge of process control and machine automation in pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
  • Understanding of cGMP software quality system principles and sanitary equipment design requirements.
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software. Cad design would be an added benefit.
  • Strong communication skills.



Sub Function


Reports To

Head of Engineering - Canada

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