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Automation and Controls Engineer in Springfield, MO at AMRI

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

Oversees and manages the process control network operations in a cGMP environment, effectively controlling the chemical processes at the site, and in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.  Develop and implement new control systems (software and hardware) for new projects and improvements for existing ones as financially justified. 


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

A.         Essential functional duties of the position-

 

•         Function as system administrator for the process control network.  Responsible for system (1) integrity, (2) security, (3) training, (4) maintenance, (5) archiving, and (6) upgrades.  The process control network must comply with cGMP regulations.

•         Evaluate, model, and perform needed process design calculations for new processes to the site.  This includes, among others, mass and energy balances, cycle times, heat transfer calculations and scale up considerations.

•         Seek approval for suggested change(s), modify PLC software after approved, modify existing Graphical User Interface (GUI), validate change, and train all necessary operators.

•         Supervise and oversee the installation of automation projects.

•         Integrate automation into chemical processes to optimize financial performance.

•         Develop PLC and Graphical User Interface (GUI) software for projects.

•         Maintain and enforce PLC, PC, and GUI standards for the process control network.

•         Troubleshoot the process control network software, hardware, and field instrumentation.

•         Perform and document preventative maintenance for the control system software and hardware.  Educate maintenance on preventive maintenance practices as they relate to testing production vessels.

•         Monitor, test, and install (where justifiable) new developments in the automation field for new or existing processes.

•         Author or review instructions (batch sheets, SOP’s) as necessary to ensure safe operations while following “Management of Change” protocols.

•         Supports Continuous Improvement activities at the site.

•         Ability to use Rockwell RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000 Software, Rockwell FactoryTalk View and Red Lion Software.  Should be familiar with Rockwell Panelview Builder Software, Rockwell RSSQL and Rockwell RSView32

B.         Other responsibilities/accountabilities-

•         Serve as an information resource for the other site functions (e.g. environmental, project engineering production).

•         Support operators and supervisors as they request assistance on a daily basis.  Provide start-up coverage as required.

•         Advises Site Management on costs for maintaining the process control network. 

•         Capable of tuning control loops and systems for stable performance.

•         Actively participates in Participate in HAZOP’s or PHA’s with the goal of safe operation of the facility.

•         100% compliance with cGMP regulations for the process control network.

 

RELEVANT QUANTITATIVE DIMENSIONS:

•         Manages capital projects, generally in a range of $15k to $500k

•         Administers up to six projects concurrently.

•         Prepares cost estimates within /- 10% of actual project cost.

•         Manages project schedules to within 10% of original schedule, excluding external delays.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

•         BS in Engineering field (preferably Chemical).

•         Five to ten years relevant experience or training in FDA, EPA, and OSHA regulated chemicals manufacturing, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

•         Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

•         Proven negotiating skills.

•         Computer literate with a functional ability with SAP, word processing, spreadsheets, project scheduling, database and presentation software.

•         Ability to use CAD; however, aptitude and willingness to be trained in CAD based design development is essential.

•         Familiarity with GMPs, process validation, environmental, health and safety standards.

•         Ability to install, program, and troubleshoot PLC’s.

•         Ability to program and design graphical user interfaces.

•         Ability to interface typical process instrumentation (such as temperature transmitters, pressure transmitters, level indicators, etc.) with the process control network.

•         Demonstrated leadership abilities (programs, projects).

•         Excellent communication skills, including problem solving and analytical skills, technical report writing, and presentation skills.  

 

Physical Demands

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.   The employee may rarely lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to work in a normal office environment and to enter the production area of a typical manufacturing facility which has moving mechanical parts, and may have fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, wet and/or humid conditions, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

Job Requirements

Oversees and manages the process control network operations in a cGMP environment, effectively controlling the chemical processes at the site, and in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.  Develop and implement new control systems (software and hardware) for new projects and improvements for existing ones as financially justified. 


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

A.         Essential functional duties of the position-

 

•         Function as system administrator for the process control network.  Responsible for system (1) integrity, (2) security, (3) training, (4) maintenance, (5) archiving, and (6) upgrades.  The process control network must comply with cGMP regulations.

•         Evaluate, model, and perform needed process design calculations for new processes to the site.  This includes, among others, mass and energy balances, cycle times, heat transfer calculations and scale up considerations.

•         Seek approval for suggested change(s), modify PLC software after approved, modify existing Graphical User Interface (GUI), validate change, and train all necessary operators.

•         Supervise and oversee the installation of automation projects.

•         Integrate automation into chemical processes to optimize financial performance.

•         Develop PLC and Graphical User Interface (GUI) software for projects.

•         Maintain and enforce PLC, PC, and GUI standards for the process control network.

•         Troubleshoot the process control network software, hardware, and field instrumentation.

•         Perform and document preventative maintenance for the control system software and hardware.  Educate maintenance on preventive maintenance practices as they relate to testing production vessels.

•         Monitor, test, and install (where justifiable) new developments in the automation field for new or existing processes.

•         Author or review instructions (batch sheets, SOP’s) as necessary to ensure safe operations while following “Management of Change” protocols.

•         Supports Continuous Improvement activities at the site.

•         Ability to use Rockwell RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000 Software, Rockwell FactoryTalk View and Red Lion Software.  Should be familiar with Rockwell Panelview Builder Software, Rockwell RSSQL and Rockwell RSView32

B.         Other responsibilities/accountabilities-

•         Serve as an information resource for the other site functions (e.g. environmental, project engineering production).

•         Support operators and supervisors as they request assistance on a daily basis.  Provide start-up coverage as required.

•         Advises Site Management on costs for maintaining the process control network. 

•         Capable of tuning control loops and systems for stable performance.

•         Actively participates in Participate in HAZOP’s or PHA’s with the goal of safe operation of the facility.

•         100% compliance with cGMP regulations for the process control network.

 

RELEVANT QUANTITATIVE DIMENSIONS:

•         Manages capital projects, generally in a range of $15k to $500k

•         Administers up to six projects concurrently.

•         Prepares cost estimates within /- 10% of actual project cost.

•         Manages project schedules to within 10% of original schedule, excluding external delays.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

•         BS in Engineering field (preferably Chemical).

•         Five to ten years relevant experience or training in FDA, EPA, and OSHA regulated chemicals manufacturing, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

•         Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

•         Proven negotiating skills.

•         Computer literate with a functional ability with SAP, word processing, spreadsheets, project scheduling, database and presentation software.

•         Ability to use CAD; however, aptitude and willingness to be trained in CAD based design development is essential.

•         Familiarity with GMPs, process validation, environmental, health and safety standards.

•         Ability to install, program, and troubleshoot PLC’s.

•         Ability to program and design graphical user interfaces.

•         Ability to interface typical process instrumentation (such as temperature transmitters, pressure transmitters, level indicators, etc.) with the process control network.

•         Demonstrated leadership abilities (programs, projects).

•         Excellent communication skills, including problem solving and analytical skills, technical report writing, and presentation skills.  

 

Physical Demands

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.   The employee may rarely lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to work in a normal office environment and to enter the production area of a typical manufacturing facility which has moving mechanical parts, and may have fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, wet and/or humid conditions, low levels of toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.


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Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address "jobs@amriglobal.com" to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.