Automation Engineer I
Wilmington, OH 
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IT Process Automation Engineer I/II

Alkermes, Inc. is the U.S. operating company of Alkermes plc, a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company that applies its scientific expertise and proprietary technologies to research, develop and commercialize, both with partners and on its own, pharmaceutical products that are designed to address unmet medical needs of patients in major therapeutic areas. Alkermes has a diversified portfolio of marketed products focused on central nervous system disorders such as addiction and schizophrenia and a pipeline of product candidates in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes has a research and development ("R&D") center in Waltham, Massachusetts; an R&D and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio.

The following position is for Alkermes, Inc.

Summary

Alkermes is seeking a Process Automation engineer for our Wilmington, OH site with responsibility to provide support for automation systems related to Manufacturing, Utilities, and associated equipment. Job duties include the following: maintain standard software applications and custom modifications for automation systems including PLC, HMI, batch recipe management, and data collection systems, troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware issues, and support system operations in a GxP manufacturing environment.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the planning, design, development, and deployment of process automation solutions

  • Write and maintain documentation related to automation systems

  • Provide run-time support, including rotational on-call support outside of normal business hours

  • Apply knowledge and support for 21CFR part 11 and Good Manufacturing Practices

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (Engineering, Computer Science or related field)

  • 2 - 5 years of experience with automated manufacturing systems

  • PLC programming with Allen Bradley hardware and Rockwell Automation software solutions

Preferred Experience

  • Programming on Siemens PLC automation systems

  • User interface HMI programming, preferably FactoryTalk View SE

  • FactoryTalk Batch recipe management software

  • Experience with test protocol writing, review, and execution

  • Experience with filling equipment or vision systems a plus

Competencies

  • Understands technical details of manufacturing automation systems

  • Able to grasp new ideas and concepts from reading technical manuals

  • Excels as an analytical problem solver

  • Displays written and verbal communication skills

Work Environment

  • This position mainly operates in an office environment with occasional work on the plant floor

  • The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate

Travel

  • The travel requirements for this job are low; expected domestic or international travel 1-2 times per year

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law. Alkermes also complies with all work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Alkermes is an E-Verify employer.

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Experience Level:
Associate

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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