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Staff Electrical Controls Engineer (Automation)

Company: Becton, Dickinson and Company
Location: sparks
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description SummaryProvide project management leadership and electrical/ automation controls engineering support for manufacturing operations, specifically, Molecular diagnostic products. Position supports capacity expansion projects for the reagent product plants and projects to improve product and process robustness, and new product introductions. Works closely with R, Quality and Manufacturing locations to implement these manufacturing technologies.Job DescriptionDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for leading development, improvement, and maintenance of electrical and controls sub-systems for automation within the Molecular plant. Duties include:Works with product design and development teams to ensure robust manufacturability of new products and to estimate capital and product costs.Developing and communicating specifications for electrical controls, automation hardware, software components and systems.Develop operating procedures, acceptance test and validation test plans and protocols.Design, develop, upgrade, and debug sequence control logic, PLC programs, electrical control sub-systems.Will either lead teams or provide support in development activities for factory automation through development of automation standards and plant-specific software and database applicationsDefine requirements for manufacturing process automation within reagent plants.Troubleshoot hardware and software components and sub-systems.Collect and analyze performance data from equipment and automated processes to evaluate plant performance.Develops processes by designing and/or performing experimental testing, data analysis, preparation of reports, and providing recommendations.Leads the purchase of production equipment. Develops the specifications, acceptance protocols and manages capital budgets.Manages complex projects to design, prototype, build and commercialize manufacturing process equipment. Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close these projects.Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Relevant experience to include specification and design of automated manufacturing controls and software within a regulated (GMP/QSR) industry. Experience coordinating equipment vendors, writing equipment specifications and operating procedures required. Experience in acceptance and validation testing required, including protocol development, conducting tests, and data interpretation. Thorough knowledge and experience in programming PLCs, sequence logic design, PID loop design /implementation required. Experience with programming Allen Bradley PLCs and Factory Talk supervisory control and data acquisition software (SCADA) preferred. Specification, design, installation, and troubleshooting of a variety of AC/DC motors, controls, instrumentation and sensors for automated systems required. Experience designing using NFPA79 and Category 3 safety guidance documents a plus. Programming skills in SQL, Windows DLL, .Net preferred. Experience with programming and developing vision system applications required (COGNEX preferred). Experience with application of manufacturing execution system (MES) software a plus. Excellent communication skills, proven ability to work within a team environment with the ability to lead a project team, and ability to prioritize responsibilities required. Advanced PC skills including word processing and spreadsheet usage required. CAD skills (AutoCAD and SolidWorks), Six Sigma certification and LEAN training preferred.Preferred Software ExperienceRockwell Control Logix 5000Rockwell SLC500Rockwell Factory TalkAdept servo programmingEmerson servo programmingIAI servo programmingCognex vision systemsAllen Bradley PanelbuilderEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering required (Electrical Engineering strongly preferred)Prefer 7 years relevant industrial experience and/or combination of post-BS education and experience in development of automated manufacturing equipment, with preferred background in the high volume production of medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic products, and pharmaceutical products.Experience developing and implementing process improvements and launching new equipment into a manufacturing environment. Ability to lead all phases of projects; brainstorming, scoping, budgeting, writing specifications, quoting, capital proposals, vendor management, coordinating installations, running validations.Experience in organizing and leading multi-functional teams through all phases of projects.Experience in a process development environment. Understands process design, process capability and manufacturing cost analysis. Estimates capital and product/process costs to support product development programs."Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status."#LI-ISCPrimary Work LocationUSA MD - Sparks - 52/54 Loveton CircleAdditional LocationsWork Shift

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