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Principal Engineer, Automation

Athens, GA 30601

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 605050 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


This position has the responsibility of providing advanced design, troubleshooting support and advancement of site automation technologies including production equipment and building automation. This position will provide design, programming and troubleshooting support of automated controls to plant services department for plant engineering, construction and maintenance work. This position will also manage capital and expense projects and implement modifications to existing systems
  • Manage capital and expense projects ensuring sustainable growth of site automation technologies.
  • Maintain building automation system including lifecycle management, modification and troubleshooting in compliance with BIAH SOPs and current industry standards.
  • Research and evaluate potential automation projects to determine feasibility. Provide data and proposals to management to guide site investment strategy. Develop and implement site automation improvement initiatives.
  • Act as automation and controls subject matter expert on large capital projects.
  • Support day to day site automation and controls needs, minimizing production loss. Produce and implement CAPA plans to prevent future occurrences. Lead root cause analysis initiatives as related to automation topics
  • Research new technologies, gain competency and train others after implementation.
  • This position requires multitasking and frequent assessment of priorities to ensure that production and project goals are achieved in a fast paced environment

This position will interface with all internal functions, depending on project. Primarily, this position will interface with operations, maintenance and engineering, validation and IT. Additionally, this position will interface with external contractors specific to project or system needs.

Job Expertise*
The responsibilities of this position are to interact with automation and to manage automation projects on a daily basis. Because of this, expertise with automation (PLCs, HMI/SCADAs, building automation and robotics) and project management tools is required

  • Knowledge and understanding of biopharmaceutical regulations and good manufacturing practices is preferred.
  • Integrator level capability in the following:
    • Low voltage controls (relays, safety circuits, drives, etc.)
    • Devices and interface technologies (sensors, IO modules, fieldbus and networking)
    • PLC programming including ladder, function block and structured text. RSLogix experience is preferred.
    • HMI/SCADA FactoryTalk View experience is preferred. Proficiency in the following:
    • Mechanical design methods and techniques using 30 CAD SolidWorks experience is preferred.
    • Building automation systems. Siemens Insight or Desigo experience is
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing in a cross functional team.
  • Good project management and organizational skills.

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Control Systems field+ 4 years professional experience

Pay Rate Range: $70-89/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience
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