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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Automation Engineer II, Sr. Automation Engineer I/II, Principal Automation Engineer in North Carolina, North Carolina

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

Clayton NC

This position level will be determined by the successful candidate’s education, experience and specific knowledge.

Automation Engineer II

The Automation Engineer II is a junior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, this person provides automation support for projects or within a specific area or provide validation support for automation projects. The Automation Engineer II will also integrate into supporting a large-scale project. He/she is recognized as proficient in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. He/she meets customer needs in support of business goals. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate with other automation engineers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications

  • Provide support in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.

  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.

  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.

  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.

  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.

  • After hours support may be required.

  • Additional duties as assigned/required

Sr. Automation Engineer I

The Senior Automation Engineer I is a senior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, he/she may be a stand-alone contributor who can lead small scale automation projects, provide automation support within a specific area, or provide validation support for automation projects. The incumbent can also integrate into supporting a large-scale project. He/she is recognized as proficient in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. The Senior Automation Engineer I meets customer needs in support of business goals. In addition, he/she supports and collaborates with junior level engineers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Project Management - Proficient at leading small-scale projects, budget, planning, scheduling, logistics, procurement, communication, bid oversight, construction management, routine updates, qualifications.

  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications

  • Provide support in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.

  • May support development of standards and provide expertise to management.

  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.

  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.

  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.

  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.

  • After hours support may be required.

  • Additional duties as assigned/required

Sr. Automation Engineer II

The Senior Automation Engineer II is a senior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, he/she may be a stand-alone contributor who can lead medium/small scale automation projects, be an automation lead within a specific area, or be the automation validation lead for medium/small scale automation projects. The Senior Automation Engineer II can also integrate into supporting a large-scale project. He/she is recognized as an SME in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. The incumbent will meet customer needs in support of business goals and is expected to collaborate with other Grifols manufacturing sites. In addition, he/she mentors and coaches junior level engineers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Project Management - Expert at leading medium/small scale projects, budget, planning, scheduling, logistics, procurement, communication, bid oversight, construction management, routine updates, qualifications.

  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications

  • Provide SME Leadership in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.

  • Develop standards and provide expertise to management.

  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.

  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills in order to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.

  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.

  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.

  • After hours support may be required.

  • Additional duties as assigned/required

Principal Automation Engineer

The Principal Automation Engineer is a senior level professional who is responsible for using technology to improve and streamline a manufacturing process through automation. Depending on their specific assignment, he/she may be a stand-alone contributor who can lead large scale automation projects, be an automation lead within a specific area, or be the automation validation lead for large scale automation projects. He/she is recognized as an SME in their field such as specific control systems, instrumentation, process, utilities, or qualification testing. The Principal Automation Engineer meets customer needs in support of business goals and is expected to collaborate with other Grifols manufacturing sites. In addition, he/she mentors and coaches junior level engineers. The incumbent may also be expected to directly supervise others depending on assignment and organization.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Project Management - Expert at leading large-scale projects, budget, planning, scheduling, logistics, procurement, communication, bid oversight, construction management, routine updates, qualifications.

  • Project Support - Work within a project team, teamwork, schedule adherence, execution, start-up, commissioning, owner interaction, qualifications

  • Provide SME Leadership in designated area/field. Depending on assignment, this may be DCS, PLC, SCADA, BAS, Validation, Manufacturing and Utilities Areas.

  • If assigned as Area lead; Provide support for process issues, troubleshooting, continuous improvement projects, system administration, and providing point of contact to Operations personnel.

  • Develop standards and provide expertise to management.

  • Communication - Will be responsible for providing excellent communications (verbal/written) within area of responsibility.

  • Use/demonstrate problem solving skills to best support and meet the needs within area of responsibility.

  • Promotes a collaborative and cooperative environment which embraces the ability to work effectively within teams.

  • Supervision (May be required): Supervise other Automation engineers or staff. Maintains accountability; Oversee employee career path, training plan, performance evaluation, and development opportunities; Oversee employee career path, training plan, performance evaluation, and development opportunities; Coaches, counsels, manages and directs personnel in appropriate assignments relative to priorities, sense of urgency and utilization of skill sets. Performs resource planning for the group; Frequently interacts cross-functionally with peer managers. Normally requires the ability to resolve conflict and work out solutions between groups; and, communicates higher level decisions/vision in the context of how it matters to the employees.

  • Capable of adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GxP) - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation.

  • After hours support may be required.

  • Additional duties as assigned/required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

System Technical Skills

Level II, Sr Level I (Proficient Level) Sr Level II, Principal (Expert Level): Emerson DeltaV DCS - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Allen Bradley PLC/HMI - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Wonderware SCADA - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Schneider BAS - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Optel Serialization/Vision Systems - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Instrumentation - Design, Specifying, Troubleshooting; System Documentation - Drawings, FRS, SDD, URS, SOPs; Qualification / Validation - DeltaV, PLC's, Optel Vision systems, Serialization, Packaging Equipment; Wincc7.4 SCADA Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; Siemens Automation Platform ,PLC/HMI/ Servo Drive - Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting; iFIX SCADA, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; PLC/PC Based Electrical Control Panel Design; Kuka and Staubli Robots Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Administration; and Industrial Network, IO link , Smart IO.

Process Technical Skills

Level II, Sr Level I (Proficient Level) Sr Level II, Principal (Expert Level): GxP Understanding - Compliance, Change Control, Quality Oversight, Validation; Utilities - WFI, CSG, Steam, HVAC, Chillers, Air, Chemical Tank Farm, Water, WWTP, Alcohol/Ethanol; Manufacturing - Fractionation, Purification, CIP, UF, Process, Chromatography; Sterile Filling - Filling, Autoclave, Sterilization Tunnels, Freeze Drying, Pasteurizer, Glass Washer; Packaging - Serialization, Packaging Equipment, Optics; Continual Improvement - Optimize and implement process improvements; Operational support - Provide support for process issues; and, Troubleshooting issues with operational areas and systems.

Requirements by level:

Engineer II Level:

  • Master’s Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 1 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or

  • Bachelor’s degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 3 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Sr. Engineer I Level:

  • Master’s Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 3 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or

  • Bachelor’s degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 5 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Sr. Engineer II Level:

  • Master’s Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 4 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or

  • Bachelor’s degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 6 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Principal Engineer Level:

  • Master’s Degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 6 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation or

  • Bachelor’s degree - Engineering, Automation, Computer, Industrial, Manufacturing, Related and 8 years of direct experience in automation engineering and/or validation.

  • No equivalent combination of education other than what is provided in this section will be accepted.

Work is performed in an office and a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposed to occasional extreme cold below 32

  • and high levels of noise in production areas. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 4-6 hours per day. May stand; bends and twists neck and waist for 2-4 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Occasionally walks. Frequent foot movements. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 50lbs. Near vision and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Performs tasks by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Req ID: 497940

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