Job Title

Senior Automation Engineer – Jacksonville, Florida

The Role

  • Senior Automation Engineer
  • Jacksonville Florida
  • Onsite role
  • Permanent Opportunity

Role Brief

The Senior Automation Engineer performs a variety of engineering functions for Automation & Controls requiring a wide diversity of technical knowledge involving automation/controls improvement and supporting the introduction of new highly technological equipment and new products into a fully automated and integrated 7×24 manufacturing regulated and audited production environment.

You will ensure that manufacturing equipment meets company specifications, schedules, and budgets. You will take a primary position in activities involved with sub-contractors from beginning of the design process through to installation and start-up processes. You will be a primary focus as advocate for continuous improvement of technology and processes during an alternate working hours schedule.

Skills Brief

  • Identifies, plans, and executes projects (both major and minor) involved with machine software automation & controls improvement. (25%)
  • Qualifies new equipment controls and performs vendor and site acceptance testing to meet appropriate and applicable engineering/government standards. (15%)
  • Participates in troubleshooting and resolving equipment, systems, and process problems to prevent the occurrence of product nonconformity. Provides guidance to other Engineers, Associates, and line technicians in troubleshooting efforts. (20%)
  • Identifies key opportunities to develop and implement new automation software and/or controls that will improve efficiency, product yield and safety. (20%)
  • Identifies key areas and provides technical training and support. (10%)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management. (10%)
  • Provide support to manufacturing operations as required during off-shift hours

Person Brief

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline with at least 4 years’ experience working with automated controls systems in a highly automated, regulated manufacturing environment is required.
  • Extensive experience programming, integrating and troubleshooting PLC, and SCADA platforms in a high-speed discrete manufacturing environment is required.
  • Knowledge of Rockwell Automation RsLogix5000, Siemens S7, Siemens APT, Pilz PSS WinPro, Wonderware InTouch, Wonderware Industrial Application Server is highly desired.
  • Experience with motion control (servo systems, robotics, etc), Domino laser printing, Cognex vision systems, fieldbus communications (Profibus, DeviceNet, etc), robotics (e.g. SCARA, web), BCR, RFID systems and Safety PLCs is desired.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional/matrix team environment is required.
  • Change management and project management experience in an FDA regulated environment is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess solid organizational and prioritization skills.
  • This position requires a highly motivated self-starter

Opportunity Brief

Candidates must have a B.Sc. degree in Engineering or equivalent, with emphasis in software development, electrical, electronic or automation discipline, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in industry, preferably in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, blue chip or relevant GMP manufacturing environment. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong problem skills.

You should be available to be onsite in the role location as required as this is an onsite designated role.

Company Brief

SL Controls are experts in the area of Equipment System Integration and System Support. We specialise in assisting our customers, including many of the world’s top multinational companies in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, achieve their Six Sigma and OEE targets.

Over the past 19 years we have grown our business from a Sligo based enterprise into an international business with additional offices in Galway, Limerick, Leinster and Florida USA.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in industrial IT integration and regulatory compliance in support of global end users, OEM’s and Technology providers.

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