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Automation Engineering Lead

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Memphis
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Job Description:

Automation Engineering LeadRole will be a technical expert and people manager role responsible for driving the automation Strategy for the plant taking direction from the Production Engineering Manager. The role purpose is to provide technical expertise for the support of a wide range of manufacturing automation and control systems implementation and maintenance activities on new and existing equipment and facilities across the Memphis site.The individual will lead a team of automation engineers and technicians and will act as the design authority, project manager or technical lead on several projects for all aspects of automation, instrumentation and control systems.The role is expected to be a hands-on engineer, working closely with operations and maintenance to drive improvement.This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:Lead the design and installation of instrumentation and control systems including the all equipment and process automation systems, process control, DCS and production PLCs.Manage and lead the site automation engineering strategyLead the site automation teamProvide technical support for existing instrumentation and automation systems including manufacturing, packaging, and utility systems. Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address system weaknesses. Develop and optimize operation and maintenance procedures for instrumentation and control systems.Own and manage the site Electrical Safety program.Identify, develop and implement automation system and program changes to support manufacturing processes, investigations and continuous improvement activitiesMaintain a detailed and expert knowledge of automation technologies and be the site expert in the following disciplines: Field Instrumentation, PLC, SCADA, Historians, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Virtualization and Integration Technologies.Maintain automation documentation including current inventory list of all Process Control Equipment (PCE), electrical one-line diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).Comply with all local, state and federal EHS laws and regulations, and all GSK Global EHS requirements.Coordinate with the Quality and investigations and documentation for out-of tolerance conditions.Assess the technical competency of outside calibration services.Provide training on the proper care and use of gages and proper calibration techniques.Lead continuous improvement activities for the calibration program to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and complianceWhy you?Basic Qualifications:We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:Bachelors Degree in engineering, in Electrical or Controls engineeringMinimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing or maintenance engineering function, preferably in the pharmaceutical, petroleum, or chemical manufacturing industries. Experience in Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis methods and FMEA/FMEACAMinimum of 5 years experience in manufacturing or maintenance engineering function, preferably in the pharmaceutical, petroleum, or chemical manufacturing industries. Experience with mechanical and electrical equipment automation, maintenance and troubleshootingPrior application development and expertise using PLC programming (AB, Siemens, DeltaV, Elau systems), SCADA, HMI configuration and Servo, vision.Experience in communication networks and protocols (serial, Profibus, Ethernet), instrumentation (sensors, actuators, PMT), Electrical Design (control panel and field wiring), P&ID nomenclature and electrical wiring diagramsExperience packaging/processing equipment design and developmentIT skills (MS Office, SAP/CMMS)Preferred Qualifications:If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:Masters Electrical/Controls engineering Organizational, communication and influencing skillsDCS strongly preferredWhy GSK?Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:Operating at pace and agile decision-making using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.Sustaining energy and well-beingBuilding strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.Budgeting and cost-consciousnessIf you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.Important notice to Employment businesses/ AgenciesGSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSKs compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSKs Transparency Reporting For the Record site.Full time

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