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Principal Automation Engineer

Job Description

A leading company in the medical device industry is currently seeking a Principal Automation Engineer to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:

1) Specify, design and install moderate to complex process control systems in direct support of manufacturing operations
2) Define moderate to complex process control systems requirements on capital projects including participating in the creation of appropriate documentation (Software Test Plans, User Requirements and System Design Document)
3) Work with an internal team of engineers with mechanical, controls, networks and database background and with external vendors to develop an integrated automation system
4) Troubleshoot and resolve manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues
5) Diagnose technical issues and provide recommendations/solutions for corrective actions
6) Follow established Quality Control Systems (i.e. Change Control System, CCR System, etc.)
7) Review changes and ensure appropriate documentation (Software Test Plans, User Requirements, PI&Ds, System Design Document) are developed and on file
8) Work with site technical and operations personnel to ensure that business needs and regulatory requirements are met by the process control systems supplied on projects
9) Perform a lead role with site technical departments to develop standards for process control systems and instrumentation for new and existing equipment
10) Provide exemplary technical direction to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, long range planning and design
11) Proactively look for and recommend improvements in site processes and procedures
12) Exemplify GMP compliance within the workplace by following and promoting site cGMP procedures
13) Incorporate cGMP and regulatory compliance into all assigned project scopes, design and construction activities
14) Exemplify safety within the workplace by following site safety procedures
15) Incorporate safety into all assigned capital projects
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Job Requirements

1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)
2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
3) Recent experience in the medical device industry is strongly preferred
4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in engineering

If you believe you have the ability to excel in this role, this could be the right opportunity to work with a great company in the medical device industry.

Job Snapshot

Post Date 4/13/2014
Location Philadelphia, PA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering, Science, Manufacturing
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID USA-1483
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