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Sr. Automation Engineer - PLC in Norton at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Summary

Responsible for project leadership and daily support of the Manufacturing, Utilities and Building control systems at the Norton, MA facility.  This collection of systems spans GMP and non-GMP systems, design, build, commission and then lifecycle support as a system owner.  The role will require effective collaboration and support to functional areas such as Manufacturing, Quality, Process Engineering, Validation and other applicable stakeholders.  Additional cross-site collaboration and support may be required for Cambridge locations, Kendall Square and Alewife.


•         Lead the planning and execution of Automation systems being implemented at Norton, MA Greenfield facility. 

•         Applies advanced Automation engineering principles to the design and implementation of system modifications, experiments and/or capital projects; develops, organizes, analyzes and presents interpretation of results for operational issues or Automation engineering projects of significant scope and complexity

•         Automation Project Leader for site projects including expansions and upgrade activities, providing day to day technical leadership to the project team in all project phases (design, delivery, startup, commissioning, validation and operational support

•         Manages and/or applies extensive technical expertise in the coordination of multiple, complex, non-routine projects involving the planning, design, reconfiguration, construction, maintenance and alteration of systems, facilities or processes.

•         Provide Subject Matter Expertise for capital projects, including automation system design, control system hardware, equipment design, control panel design, and instrumentation start-up and troubleshooting

•         Develop company automation capabilities, including development of technical standards, guidelines, and procedures in accordance with industry best practices for executing large capital projects

•         Support manufacturing operations, including troubleshooting of operational issues in manufacturing, maintenance, validation, or capital projects

•         Promote a culture of safe and compliant design and operation Serve as technical process automation leader for large capital projects, interfacing with stakeholders and external consultants / contractors

•         Review and critique process and automation system designs and support project lifecycle activities in alignment with an ASTM E2500 model

•         Manage all aspects of automation system design and integration, including specification development, integration, and validation

•         Lead efforts with manufacturing, process development, facilities, QA, and other stakeholders in developing requirements and recommendations for system implementations and modifications

•         Provide oversight of Automation system service providers, contract resources and Instrument/Electrical technicians ensuring safe, compliant maintenance and project execution

•         Lead Automation issue identification and resolution, including all compliance aspects such as Deviation investigation, Change Control, Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA)

•         Provide technical support for troubleshooting, improving, or optimizing ongoing Manufacturing, Utilities/Facilities and Process Sciences equipment and systems.