Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Senior Automation Engineer SR0024163-MZ


The Senior Automation/Controls Engineer manages the SCADA system and serves as data historian for Galaxy filling lines; identifies improvement opportunities, plans and executes improvement projects; displays standard engineering principles to resolve difficult problems, from conception to final design with team input; plans, schedules and leads project assignments in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of various engineering techniques, procedures and criteria with minimal guidance.

Provide frontline support for operations issues with filling equipment SCADA and serve as data historian
Develop and implement cost savings projects which will provide optimal performance of existing plant automated control systems
Use GDP on validation protocols, test cases and change control documents
Implementation, administration, and control of the documentation used to describe sterilization, filling, conveying, and packaging systems in both narrative and drawing form
Plan, manage, and supervise capital projects for Takeda's Round Lake, IL Flexbumin facility
Ensure that documentation is maintained within budget and completed on time
Foster a team management philosophy in all appropriate decision processes
Maintain a safe work environment by engaging in site Behavior Based Safety program

B.S. degree in Engineering and 5-10 years of related automation and controls engineering experience, or associate degree with relevant work experience with process automation and controls

Must have experience or advanced training and demonstrated proficiency in total quality management (TQM), statistical methods, problem analysis and resolution, design of experiments, and software development
Successful track record of managing wide-ranging activities and demonstrated leadership skills
Recognized as a technical expert by peers
Extensive cross-functional team experience, including technical and non-technical work
Ability to organize and present technical and project management overviews without assistance
Ability to work with various Allen Bradley (AB) PLC systems
Knowledge of various programs including Visual Basic, RSLogix, Intellution, iFIX, OSI PI, data visualization system, etc.
Ability to perform database maintenance and design
Ability to work with Process Control Instrumentation and PID algorithms
Must not be allergic to cephalosporin drugs

Must be able to push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs.
In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility

Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning; will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body
No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment
Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions
Must not be allergic to Cephalosporin and related products

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