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Principal Automation Engineer
Company: Pfizer
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/12/2021
Expire Date: 08/09/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Engineering, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Legal, Medical, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Principal Automation Engineer
**Principal Automation Engineer**


Provide engineering for delivering new technologies in automation/software solutions; define minimum standards for computer systems, control system hardware and software components for the business unit. This individual will provide oversight and compliance during operation and change management of sites Environmental Monitoring System, Utilities Management System, Calibration Management System, and other similar engineering SCADA and Data Collection Systems. Provide the necessary leadership, resources (internal and external) to ensure the success of the automation and controls for engineering projects at the site.


Responsibilities include:

+ Assuring various user levels have appropriate, documented training and authorization for access to engineering managed computer systems.

+ Implementation of compliance initiatives including monitoring of system security procedures and practices, review of audit trails and system logins for conformance and assessment of cumulative change impact.

+ Manage and execute automation and controls for capital investments at the site, as well as develop site procedures for documentation of automation control systems, from specifications through operational procedures.

+ Job requirements will involve the ability to troubleshoot multiple platform automation systems, with a focus on Allen-Bradley PLC's and control systems.

+ The ability to support commissioning plans, validation/qualification documents, execution of commissioning plans, troubleshooting, executing the qualification activities, assisting maintenance, attending necessary meetings and maintaining specific training requirements.

+ Ensure data integrity (DI) compliance for all GMP computer systems for PGS. Performing DI and Electronic Record Electronic Signature (ERES) assessments for computer workstations as required.

+ Skilled at the use of Enterprise systems like QTS (Quality Tracking System), EAMS (Enterprise Asset Management System).

+ Applying technical and quality concepts, applicable guidelines of the FDA or other regulatory bodies and relevant SOPs.


+ Candidate must have a BS or MS in chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering or relevant discipline.

+ Candidates must have a minimum of 16 years (13 years with MS) of experience with automation of pharmaceutical process systems executing design, commissioning, and troubleshooting activities OR

+ Candidates with same or more experience in Innovative or Technology Industry with relevant preferred qualifications.

+ Knowledge of working with computers and associated applications such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint are required.


+ Ideal candidate will have broad experience in a pharmaceutical environment with a hands-on understanding of control and data acquisition systems, IT infrastructures, automated calibration and maintenance management systems.

+ Experience in designing and implementing PLC, SCADA, OPC, Data Management or networked automated systems and electronic batch records.

+ Demonstrated experience in project management to timelines and budgets is a requirement.

+ Experience in troubleshooting issues to root cause and recommending and implementing effective corrective actions.

+ Ensure that proven practices are defined and understood by team members who have the responsibility to implement automation systems.

+ Display excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral).

+ Manage capital projects from conceptual phases through equipment installations, cGMP compliance, commissioning, validation and continuous improvement.

+ Have hands-on experience with engineering design, commissioning, and validation. Planning and scheduling experience in these activities is required.

+ Candidates should have Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI experience

+ Candidates should have experience with Wonderware and OSI Pi products

+ Candidates should also be familiar with relational database such as SQL

+ Candidates should also be familiar with automation networks, such as Ethernet, DH+, ControlNet, etc.

+ Good communication skills, verbal and written, are required

+ They must have a working knowledge of cGMP type systems and practices

+ Candidate is required to have experience with Data Integrity and 21CFR Part 11 ERES requirements.


+ Work Shift: 1st shift


+ Last Day to Apply: July 12, 2021

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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