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Automation Engineer IV

Oceanside, CA 92056

Posted: 07/24/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 565820 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Candidate must have DeltaV design, configuration, and testing experience. This role will support site projects to implement and test DeltaV software changes for new products and technologies being introduced to the manufacturing process. This position is onsite in Oceanside, CA.

Requirements: 8 years of DeltaV coding experience Background in biotech / life sciences industry Be able to report onsite in Oceanside a majority of the time


Perform automation and instrumentation and control engineering design services for existing facility projects, including upgrades and capacity expansions, equipment upgrading and replacement.

Produce and review design drawings and specification documents (URS, FS, DS, etc.).

Generate, execute, and review design testing, generate and participate in functional specification testing, and perform field inspection services.

Generate, execute, and review Installation, Operational, and Performance Qualification protocols.

Generate, review, and approve GMP Lifecycle Documents (e.g. risk documents, trace matrices, periodic review, etc.)

Execute and track progress of change records.

Manage personal project activities (design and qualification) following Client business processes to deliver results that are right first time, on-time with schedule requirements and reconciled to the budget.

Troubleshooting of automation and critical process utility systems.

Lead plant operations to assess discrepant events and changes for automation impact, deliver automation solutions to resolve operational issues, assist in troubleshooting and providing real time on floor support of manufacturing operations, participate in site coordination meetings and attend network meetings.

Adhere to site SOPs and WIs for daily and project deliverables and provide improvements to business processes.

Attendance and participation in department and staff meetings.

Maintain training qualifications.

Adhere to company policies regarding performance management, department time reporting and notification requirements, budget, and expense reporting guidelines.

Track project deliverables, and provide status updates to project team.

All employees with jobs that require access to the Warehouse must be able to pass the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA).

Ensures the integration of environmental health, safety, and security into the business processes, systems, and programs while reporting safety and environmental incidents including injuries, illnesses, and safety suggestions within ones functional area. Fosters a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt.


Experience with Biopharmaceutical manufacturing, design or/and construction.

Knowledge of process, utility and building control systems.

Knowledge of GMP guidelines, experience in generation of controlled documents.

Qualification experience related to control and computer systems.

Ability to generate engineering drawings and specifications.

Knowledge of ISA standards and practices for instrumentation.

Knowledge of PID control theories and techniques.

Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, and associated programming languages (RS Logix Preferred).

Practical knowledge of distributed control systems, and associated programming languages - Strong DeltaV Coding

P2 experience is strongly preferred.

Knowledge of computer aided manufacturing automation.

Demonstrate good organizational and time utilization skills.

Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to comply with cGMP requirements (gowning, documentation, and procedures) for performing work within the manufacturing facility.

Demonstrate strong working knowledge of PC based programs and web based systems.

Ability to work most of the time independently with minimal direct supervision.

Demonstrate good interpersonal skills with an ability to interact well with a variety of personalities, discipline skills and educational levels.


Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Science preferred) and 5 years experience, or Masters degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Science preferred) and 4 years experience.

Minimum of 8 years applicable automation and/or instrument and control system experience.

Minimum of 5 years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry/GMP experience. 

100-109 pay rate range
**salary will be commensurate with experience**

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