Automation Engineer/Senior Automation Engineer

Real Estate & Facilities Bothell, Washington


Description

Summary: 

The Automation Engineer serves as the highly technical resource for equipment, control systems, and processes across Seattle Genetics’ sites. This position touches every aspect of our manufacturing plant and building operations.  The incumbent will resolve technical and process challenges in a regulated GxP environment.  This person should have a strong ability to comprehend and adhere to all applicable site SOPs and policies within regulated manufacturing environment.  This person will, on occasion draft, review and execute documents and procedures related to guidance and controlled documents as necessary. This individual will also utilize validation experience and expertise to draft, review, and execute validation documentation and activities.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Support Site Automation Lead in responsibilities for Process Automation System(s) and Building Automation System(s) for manufacturing operations, lab environments/equipment, and office spaces
  • Support maintenance and troubleshoot computer and networking issues in relation to SCADA and DCS systems
  • Assist in remote alarm notifications from various systems, including the setup and modification of equipment alarms, contact escalations, users, and devices
  • Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of flow (Gas and Liquid), temperature, pressure, weight, and analytical (pH, Dissolved Oxygen, and Conductivity) instrumentation
  • Work directly with Quality Assurance and other compliance groups to create, review, and execute validation protocols
  • Support the administration of the EAM and/or CMMS system
  • Redline system and process drawings to reflect changes made to wiring, process, and system changes
  • Tune PID loops for various process control variables including temperature, flow, pH, Dissolved Oxygen
  • Design, modify, and run reports from electronic systems that provide end users with data for both business and regulatory needs
  • Use internal quality systems to generate, assess, and close Change Control, Deviation, and CAPA records
  • Support site Safety Culture and implement plans to reduce risk of identified gaps against EHS SOPs and Standards
  • Support site gap assessment against Seattle Genetics Engineering Standards

Qualifications for Automation Engineer:

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience working in a regulated GxP environment
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent technical training plus 5 years related experience working on industrial or process automation systems

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Well-versed in knowledge of ISPE standards; familiarity with ISA symbols and terminology in relation to system loop diagrams and P&ID drawings
  • Some experience using an Enterprise Asset Management system (Maximo) to track and record, track, log the status of work performed
  • Familiarity and ability to work with instrumentation/calibration specialists in support of automation systems
  • Ability to analyze and repair highly complex interconnected automation process control systems
  • Strong understanding of ladder logic, function block, and structured text-based programming in relation to programmable controllers
  • Familiarity with SCADA systems and concepts such as Allen Bradley Factory Talk, Siemens WinCC, Wonderware, iFix or similar systems
  • Experience working with process historians (Wonderware Historian, iHistorian, Pi, or similar) including administration and processing of live and historical data for trend, alarm, and batch reports
  • Strong computer and controls networking background including Ethernet and control systems communications (BACNET, MODBUS, EtherIP, ProfiBUS)
  • Experience using collaborative online document editing and cloud storage concepts
  • The ability to work within an instrument calibration program and relevant experience calibrating instrumentation is highly desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in groups and explain issues in a clear concise way
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio
  • Ability to work on-call rotation for the North Creek manufacturing site
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships
  • Strong team working skills across client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams

Qualifications for Sr. Automation Engineer:

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience working in a regulated GxP environment
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent technical training plus 8 years related experience working on industrial or process automation systems

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Well-versed in knowledge of ISPE standards; familiarity with ISA symbols and terminology in relation to system loop diagrams and P&ID drawings
  • Some experience using an Enterprise Asset Management system (Maximo) to track and record, track, log the status of work performed
  • Familiarity and ability to work with instrumentation/calibration specialists in support of automation systems
  • Ability to analyze and repair highly complex interconnected automation process control systems
  • Strong understanding of ladder logic, function block, and structured text-based programming in relation to programmable controllers
  • Familiarity with SCADA systems and concepts such as Allen Bradley Factory Talk, Siemens WinCC, Wonderware, iFix or similar systems
  • Experience working with process historians (Wonderware Historian, iHistorian, Pi, or similar) including administration and processing of live and historical data for trend, alarm, and batch reports
  • Strong computer and controls networking background including Ethernet and control systems communications (BACNET, MODBUS, EtherIP, ProfiBUS)
  • Experience using collaborative online document editing and cloud storage concepts
  • The ability to work within an instrument calibration program and relevant experience calibrating instrumentation is highly desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively in groups and explain issues in a clear concise way
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Visio
  • Ability to work on-call rotation for the North Creek manufacturing site
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships
  • Strong team working skills across client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit www.seattlegenetics.com.

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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