PLC Controls Engineer

Position Summary:

This position requires a dynamic, energetic, self driven, technical engineer with a wide array of programming and control’s engineering skills. The PLC Controls Engineer will support the scale up and manufacturing of a high volume disposable medical device. This individual will be responsible for defining system requirements, automation and electrical standards, and managing the automation infrastructure and systems. Will develop project schedules, budgets and provide direct oversight and management of automation suppliers, machine OEM’s and service contractors, as well as driving the implementation and validation of manufacturing lines for Intuity products. This individual will work closely with product development engineering, quality, materials planning and sourcing in order to ensure manufacturability, achievement of cost targets, and develop processes for optimum manufacturability. This individual will develop documentation (requirement specifications, drawings, qualification and validation reports) to support the automation lines and equipment.  The individual will perform troubleshooting and implement process changes that improve manufacturing quality and product performance via activities such as historical data and failure analysis, documentation, and the implementation/validation of equipment and process changes

PLC Controls Engineer

Position Summary:

This position requires a dynamic, energetic, self driven, technical engineer with a wide array of programming and control’s engineering skills. The PLC Controls Engineer will support the scale up and manufacturing of a high volume disposable medical device. This individual will be responsible for defining system requirements, automation and electrical standards, and managing the automation infrastructure and systems. Will develop project schedules, budgets and provide direct oversight and management of automation suppliers, machine OEM’s and service contractors, as well as driving the implementation and validation of manufacturing lines for Intuity products. This individual will work closely with product development engineering, quality, materials planning and sourcing in order to ensure manufacturability, achievement of cost targets, and develop processes for optimum manufacturability. This individual will develop documentation (requirement specifications, drawings, qualification and validation reports) to support the automation lines and equipment.  The individual will perform troubleshooting and implement process changes that improve manufacturing quality and product performance via activities such as historical data and failure analysis, documentation, and the implementation/validation of equipment and process changes.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

  • Define automation needs, develop user requirement specifications and manage automation programs and project schedules.
  • Provides expertise in project planning and timeline development & management and will maintain schedules such that timelines are achieved.
  • Works with US based and international automation suppliers to deliver high volume manufacturing systems.
  • Responsible for preparation and execution of validation protocols and completion of validation reports.
  • Implement and manage process improvement and cost reduction programs.  Monitor product quality and production rates.  Ensure capacity is appropriate for the manufacturing plan.
  • Assist in product failure investigations and design changes required to improve product reliability and performance.
  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements (ISO), Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

Position Qualifications:

  • Proficient in PLC Programming in Studio 5000 and RSLogix 5000
  • Experienced in FTView ME Software
  • Experience in managing an OT Network and various communication protocols
  • Proficiency in configuring and troubleshooting various sensors, drives and controllers
  • Experienced in working with Ignition.  Alternatively, proficiency in FTView SE or Wonderware
  • Thorough electrical knowledge, troubleshooting with a multimeter and ability to read electrical diagrams
  • Experience writing a functional description and RFP for automation systems.
  • Ability to manage contractors
  • Ability to review design documents and set standards for machine builders and systems integrators
  • Service oriented mentality
  • Experience programming vision systems (Cognex)
  • Experience with databases
  • Experience with server management and virtualization
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills as well as attention to details
  • Experience working in regulated product and manufacturing environments (ISO, FDA, cGMP)

Minimum Education:

  • Minimum of a BS in a related engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, or chemical)

Minimum Experience:

  • 15 years’ experience in manufacturing and automation engineering

Working Conditions:

  • Travel required 20-30%

Supervised by:

  • Director of Manufacturing