Frankfort IL
United States of America
Date Posted

Automation Engineer

Our client is a global biotech leader in need of Automation & Utilities Engineers based in IL. The ideal candidate will have the following;
  • Strong programming/design “hands-on” experience with Building Automation System (Johnson Controls, Siemens, Honeywell, Rockwell, or other) and SCADA systems is required.
  • Experience configuring, troubleshooting and using Windows Operating Systems, Networking, virtualization and Databases for Control System Applications
  • Experience with data historians (like OSI-PI), MS-SQL and reporting tools are required.
  • Experience with architectural, MEP and P&ID drawings preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Be knowledgeable with respect to HVAC systems (air handling units, return fans, exhaust fans, air terminal devices, diffusers, grilles, refrigeration cycles and other air moving processes).
  • Be knowledgeable with respect to hydronic systems and air balancing methods.
  • Must have experience with executing test protocols for Freezer Coolers, Incubators, Clean Room Environments and HVAC Equipment in a FDA Regulated Environments.
  • Knowledge of biopharmaceutical process operation and process control, clean utility and mechanical systems (pumps, valves, materials) as foundation for troubleshooting, design and equipment evaluation.
  • Knowledge of clean room design/requirements. Working knowledge of pharmaceutical process sanitary connections, valves and supply loops.
  • Working knowledge of Control and Instrumentation for facility control systems. Basic knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), instrumentation (e.g., flow, pressure, temperature, level) and controls is required.
  • Must possess basic knowledge of core principles in various engineering disciplines (fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics etc.)
  • Knowledge & experience in the design, implementation, operations and maintenance of automation control utility systems, as well as working in a regulated environment (FDA, cGMP, OSHA).
  • Strong knowledge of industry standards and guidelines such as ASME BPE, ISPE Baseline Guides, ISO standards and CFR’s.
  • Experience working to regulatory standards: FDA, Good Engineering Practice (GEP), Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) and Good Documentation Procedures (GDP).
  • Experience with Quality Management and Change Control Systems.
  • Ability to write technical reports and to develop data gathering schedules.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills and the ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision.

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