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Automation Engineer II
Frederick, MD

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We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as an Automation Engineer II in our new

biotechnology facility being built in Frederick, Maryland.


Under supervision, we will ask you to take a lead role during the design, start-up, commissioning, qualification, and support of the site’s automation systems. You will work closely with the Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Facilities, and Supply Chain groups to deliver and support

 these systems.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for handling and maintaining automation-based systems and solutions which provide for a flexible, creative, cost effective, compliant and quality-focused environment. The automation systems include:


  • Primary Software Platform Responsibilities
  • Process Automation Software Platforms
  • Finia Fill Finish Software
  • Nucleocounter software
  • IDM (Identity Management) Software
  • Site Thin Client Software (iGEL)
  • Roles and Responsibilities for above systems
  • Assist in deployment system hot fixes/patches
  • Master data configuration and specification updates
  • System SOPs
  • System troubleshooting
  • User account management
  • Secondary Software Platform Responsibilities
  • MES (Werum PAS|X System)
  • Site Historian System (OSIsoft PI Historian)
  • Site Process Control PLC or DCS based System (Future)
  • BIO- G Scheduling Software (Emerson)
  • Network Infrastructure support
  • An understanding of VLANs and how networks are segregated
  • Building Management System (BMS)/Equipment Monitoring (EMS) (Siemens Desigo)
  • Implement automation changes to existing control system hardware and software, and supervise

modifications completed by outside vendors, including development of specifications and testing



Basic Requirements:

  • BS or BA Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent related fields with 4+ years of

relevant work experience or

  • MS Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent related fields with 2 years of relevant

work experience or

  • HS Diploma with 6 years of relevant work experience in Engineering, Computer Science or

equivalent related fields

  • Possesses good communication skills to promote cross function discussions and communications.


Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Understand how to work in Active Directory across multiple domains.
  • Sustain plant automation engineering operations
  • Support GMP system change via change controls, deviations, and CAPAs.
  • Automation Projects and CapEx: Developing, planning and implementing automation-based projects

and solutions in collaboration with multi-functional teams, including determination and delivery on

cost, time and quality to ensure the sustained production, successful product launches and customer


  • Work with Global Operation Automation Technology (GOAT) to align finite scheduling, MES,

and process automation platforms.

  • Support the validation of automation systems with Quality Assurance (QA), Quality Engineering

(QE), and Validation.

  • Provide technical support to projects in support of the capital and operational plans.
  • Provide technical and automation knowledge for troubleshooting, investigations and training.
  • Provide automation system hardware support including installation and advanced automation

system design for data integrity, stability and interface between different systems.

  • Ensure effective maintenance and availability of automation equipment.
  • Handle automation changes to existing control system hardware and software, supervising hardware

and software modifications done by outside vendors, and development of specifications and testing


  • Experience working on cross functional teams to obtain project deliverables.
  • Experience with systems investigation and root cause analysis tools.


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