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Automation and Controls Engineer

AMRI Springfield Full-Time
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Automation and Controls Engineer in Springfield, MO

AMRI provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

The Automation and Controls Engineer is an integral part of the AMRI team, contributing to our success by overseeing and managing the process control network operations in a cGMP environment, effectively controlling the chemical processes at the site, and assuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.  In addition, develop and implement new control systems (software and hardware) for new projects and improvements.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

In this role, you will:   

  • Function as system administrator for the process control network ensuring compliance with cGMP regulations through integrity, security, training, maintenance, archiving, and upgrades.

  • Evaluate, model, and perform needed process design calculations for new processes to the site including; 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.

  • Support Continuous Improvement activities at the site.

  • Use; Rockwell RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000 Software, Rockwell FactoryTalk View and Red Lion Software, Rockwell Panelview Builder Software, Rockwell RSSQL and Rockwell RSView32


  • BS in Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience or training in FDA, EPA, and OSHA regulated chemicals manufacturing, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Chemical Engineering Degree
  • 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.


All interested applicants must apply online.  AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we value diversity and inclusiveness.  Minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity are encouraged to apply.


Skills required

Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Mechanical Engineering


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Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization with more than twenty years’ experience in providing customers with fully integrated drug discovery, development, and manufacturing partnerships. AMRI builds its expert knowledge and advice into customers’ programs to deliver a complete range of value-added services with more informed decision-making, resulting in enhanced efficiency and more successful outcomes at all stages of the pipeline. AMRI’s smarter options for insourcing and outsourcing support discovery and development of pharmaceutical products, manufacturing of API and drug product for existing and experimental new drugs. With unrivalled project management and locations in the United States, Europe, and Asia, AMRI maintains geographic proximity and seamless delivery across multiple sites. AMRI has historically leveraged its drug discovery expertise to progress several internal programs to the development candidate stage and, in some cases, into Phase I clinical development. AMRI has successfully partnered certain programs and is actively seeking to out-license its remaining programs to strategic partners for further development.

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