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Senior Automation Engineer

Company: Rangam Consultants Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Onsite location is San Diego, CA Duties:

  • The Senior Engineer, Automation, provides technical leadership to the automation team at our gene therapy technical research and development facility.
  • This role will be responsible for driving automation solutions to integrate process and analytical equipment with the operational technology infrastructure by working with the equipment manufacturers.
  • This role will work in liaison with development teams to meet the requirements and timelines for new projects and programs and support transfer of technologies to the manufacturing platform.Responsibilities:
    • Lead the design, configuration, installation, and maintenance of automation software (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and associated hardware; including interacting with other teams as necessary.
    • Provide oversight or participation on all automation aspects of future projects including integration of 3rd party equipment to the plant SCADA systems, data concentration, batch reporting, and data retention.
    • Maintains, troubleshoots and modifies the GMP and non-GMP control systems; Systems may include plant wide SCADA, 3rd party local control systems, freezers, air handlers and chillers.
    • Prepare scopes of work and manage automation contractors as required to complete required work on within project timelines; determine equipment or system specifications and most cost-effective technology to be implemented.
    • Participate in discussions with internal business partners on priorities, timelines and transparent sharing of information.
    • Establish equipment specifications in standard documentation - User Requirements (URS), Functional Specification (FS) and Detail Design Specifications (DDS/HDS/SDS).
    • Responsible for maintaining procedures to meet GMP requirements, FDA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR's) and internal company policies.
    • Support site-based operations outside business hours as needed
    • Other related duties as assigned.Requirements:
      • B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field.
      • 8 years of experience in biotech or pharmaceutical based GMP manufacturing operations including experience in cell culture, recovery, purification, aseptic fill/finish.
      • Experience programming, troubleshooting, and maintaining site SCADA systems (e.g. FactoryTalk View SE, iFix, Wonderware), site PLC systems (e.g. ControlLogix), site data historian (e.g. FactoryTalk Historian) and developing SQL queries
      • Proven experience applying S88 in an automated environment and validation testing
      • Working knowledge of field wiring practices and panel design, experience with troubleshooting and start-up of control systems, and familiarity with instrumentation.
      • Knowledge of industrial communication protocols such as MODBUS, Ethernet IP, etc.
      • In-depth knowledge of FDA regulations particularly 21 CFR part 11 and GMP systems.
      • Strong project management skill set with extensive experience in strategic / tactical planning, demonstrated ability to perform long-term project planning; Ability to prepare contingency plans and logically work through complex issues in a pressure filled atmosphere.
      • 10 % travel may be required.

        About Rangam:
        Rangam Consultants is a minority, women-owned, disability workforce solutions global organization. Specialized in attracting and retaining talents globally for a rewarding career in IT, Engineering, Scientific, Clinical, Healthcare, Administrative, Finance, Business Management, and many more, while integrating veterans and individuals with disabilities into the workforce. Indeed, we connect career aspirants to relevant job opportunities, be it jobs in USA, UK, India, or Ireland. Also remote jobs, work-from-home jobs, or contract jobs in different verticals and industries.
        Rangam strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies.Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.

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