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Automation Engineer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Pittsburgh
  • Salary: $100000 - $120000 per annum
  • Job reference: CE121212
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Engineering and Maintenance, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 01/12/2017
Automation Engineer needed for Global Pharmaceutical Company
  • Senior | Automation Engineer
  • Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania         
  • $100,000 - $120,000 + bonus + excellent benefits
One of the world’s leading  Pharmaceutical organizations is looking for a Sr. Facilities Engineer to join their rapidly expanding team!

The Automation Engineer will assist the Engineering, Operations, and Manufacturing team in ensuring standards for automation technology are met. The successful Automation Engineer candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and troubleshooting industrial control systems. The individual will be responsible for managing project teams as assigned to achieve overall improvement. Through a strategic approach, the Automation Engineer will ensure adherence to established programs and practices.

As this is a newly created Automation Engineer role, there is a lot of scope to put your own stamp on this position, as well as opportunities to grow internally within the Engineering division. 


The Automation Engineer will have the following responsibilities:
  • Function as a site technical expert on all issues related to instrumentation and control systems
  • Lead the design and installation of instrumentation and control systems
  • Ensure standards and regulatory expectations are met
  • Develop and optimize operation and maintenance procedures
  • Assist in troubleshooting efforts with operators, electromechanical technicians, and process equipment
  • Participate in cGMP and internal audit programs
  • 0-5% travel required

The ideal candidate will have the following skill set:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or any other related field
  •  5+ years experience in automation with a food/beverage or pharmaceutical company
  • Experience with validation documentation (IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Strong understanding of how to lead process improvement projects autonomously
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