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Correlation Ventures

Automation Site Support Engineer



Customer Service
Swiftwater, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Automation Site Support Engineer- Vaccine

Swiftwater, PA

About the job

This position will be responsible to provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) level support of all automated process control systems used in licensed manufacturing (including dedicated clean utilities) of the building that the Automation Site Support Engineer has been assigned to. The position will be the Automation Site Support interface with Operations personnel, QA Compliance, Information Systems, Engineering, Maintenance and the site wide Automation Support technicians.

The Automation Site Support Engineer must exhibit strong customer communication skills and have in-depth technical knowledge of process control systems and equipment used in biotech/ pharmaceutical manufacturing and utility systems. This position will support the highly complex automated systems installed in the new and existing manufacturing facilities, security and its support systems.

We deliver 4.3 billion healthcare solutions to people every year, thanks to the flawless planning and meticulous eye for detail of our Manufacturing & Supply teams. With your talent and ambition, we can do even more to protect people from infectious diseases and bring hope to patients and their families. Your job, as Head of Asset Management and Reliability – North America within our Global Asset Management team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • This position is one of the key resources to address the automation support requirements of manufacturing, process & product development, data acquisition, system site integration, automation standards, reports, user data access and automation technology management.
  • Position scope regarding purchasing & budgetary requirements is limited.
  • Coordination and alignment with other global automation processes and activities is very important. This will help ensure to implement a global open platform for seamless integration of automation and data systems and common standards & practices. This can be developed as the corporate processes are more defined and implemented.
  • This position will be responsible for hands-on troubleshooting and maintenance of the automation systems in manufacturing and facility systems, provide technical consultation to engineering, validation and system owners, develop and implement automation related site change controls and aid in the investigation of process related deviations.
  • Travel will be limited to technical off-site training and occasional automation system user conferences.

About you?

  • B.S. in electrical, mechanical, chemical and/or other applicable engineering field required ​OR 8 yrs minimum in automation/electro-mechanical engineering background and experience, in lieu of a degree.
  • Understand Piping/Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) and Read, troubleshoot and hard-wired control systems using schematic and wiring diagrams
  • Knowledge of online and offline programming and configuring PLC ladder logic and HMI/ SCADA database and screens and Capable of troubleshooting and configuring automation network systems
  • Knowledgeable of field instrumentation including transmitters, actuators and signal converters and Knowledgeable of IT/IS systems and equipment, NEC classifications and NEMA ratings
  • Knowledge or hands-on programming and configuration of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) such as the following manufacturers hardware and software products is desirable:

Hardware: Rockwell: PLCs, Panelview OITs and Network protocols including Ethernet TCP/IP, OPC, Allen Bradley DNET.

Software: GE: iFix Invensys: Intouch, Wonderware, SCADA, InBatch, Archestra

Rockwell: RSLogix, RSLinx, RSView

  • Familiar with local and federal code requirements such as FDA CFR, NFPA/ NEC, OSHA, DEP, EPA and industry standards & guidelines including ISA, ISPE, GAMP5. Familiar with process and utility equipment such as fermentation, purification, clean steam generators, Water For Injection (WFI), Clean/ Sterilize In Place systems (CIP/ SIP) systems, Building HVAC controls, and water/wastewater treatment systems.
  • Must be able to provide occasional and weekend coverage (less than 10%)

Why Choose Us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.

  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.

  • Enjoy a thoughtful, well-crafted rewards package that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.

  • Take good care of yourself and your family, with a wide range of health and wellbeing benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs and at least 14 weeks’ gender-neutral parental leave.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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