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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Automation Engineer III in San Diego, California

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.


This position is responsible for providing automation engineering functions on all automated systems on site and within the scope of the Manufacturing Technical Support department at Grifols Diagnostic Solutions.

Primary responsibilities for role:

● Automation design, review, commissioning, startup and qualification of Manufacturing equipment.

● Support the system improvement project/activities for Process Automation, and Building Automation systems.

● Provide automation support in manufacturing operations

● Collaborates in providing assistance for deviations, CAPAs and Change Controls for automated systems.

● Writes, reviews, and executes various equipment validation documents: URS, FAT, IQ, OQ, PQ.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Products and services delivered on time in high quality to all customers during projects and operational support

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong technical competence in automation technology (prefer biotech/pharmaceutical industry)

  • Project management skills and ability to handle multiple projects

  • Ability to effectively work with a cross functional team to achieve expected results

  • Excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral)


BS Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or related field.


6-8 years industrial experience, preferred in pharmaceutical/biotech operations, with working knowledge of production unit operations, cGMPs, FDA regulatory guidelines and validation principles

  • Design and/or owner experience with Rockwell Automation System (PLC, HMI, DCS)

  • Experience on process equipment and utility systems including equipment for liquid dispensing, bottle capping, packaging, fermentation, purification, high purity water, clean steam, compressed gases and waste treatment.

  • Good understanding of 21CFR11 and ISPE GAMP guidance document

  • Experience on building automation, HVAC, instrumentation and electrical fields is a plus

  • Knowledge of industrial networks and SCADA systems is a plus

  • Knowledge of control panel design is a plus

EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Req ID: 264067