Master Automation Technician, Graveyard
Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Posted on: July 23, 2021
Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont is the
rapidly growing US arm of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Biologics Business
Unit. We are a fully integrated biologics operation with over 500
scientist and specialists, covering cutting edge early- to late
stage CMC development, clinical and commercial drug substance and
drug product manufacturing, medical device assembly for combination
products and packaging operations.
We are continuing our rapid growth,
investing over $200m into the expansion of our capacity and
capabilities, and creating approximately 200 new
Driving this growth is an exciting
pipeline of multiple Boehringer Ingelheim novel biologic entities
(NBEs) and biosimilars, as well as, a growing diverse portfolio of
therapeutics we develop and manufacture for other leading pharma
and biotech companies. This includes multiple commercial product
launches planned over the next couple of years, for which we
can tap into Boehringer Ingelheim’s unique experience of having
brought 30+ biologics to market
Leveraging our diverse talent pool,
we are also driving technology and innovation globally, through
major investment and collaborations into next generation
manufacturing platforms and technologies, which may change how
biologics will be made in the
Whether we work on our own products,
help partners to bring their products to market or innovate new
technologies and approaches - Everything we do, we do to help
Master Automation Technician is responsible for maintaining,
troubleshooting and improving automation-based systems and
solutions which provide for flexible, innovative, cost effective,
compliant and quality-focused manufacturing of
Bio-pharmaceuticals. The incumbent will provide Automation
Technical support to the daily operations, continuous improvement
and projects for the Pilot Plant, Bulk Manufacturing, Filling,
Assembly, Packaging, Utilities, Facilities and other DCS and PLC
Automated Equipment and Control Systems on a GMP regulated
environment. The resource will also execute maintenance activities
related to data integrity compliance for Automation
employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to
the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our
patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity
for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering
visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies'
success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie
with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to
foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity
and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our
competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer
Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
Daily Support to Manufacturing,
Utilities and Process Development Areas\:
automation controls and instrumentation troubleshooting for systems
such as DeltaV Distributed Control System (DCS), Siemens Apogee
Building Management System (BMS), and Programable Logic Controllers
(PLCs) by following the failure from system alarms to sensors,
instrumentation, motor drives, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs),
electrical controls and Input/Output cards. All
troubleshooting is performed following Good Manufacturing Practices
(GMP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), and Site Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs). The Master Automation Technician will
participate in rotating shifts to support Manufacturing
communication issues on communication protocols such as Profibus,
Ethernet IP and DeviceNet and ControlNet.
understands electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, instrumentation and
controls diagrams to use them as assistance during
troubleshooting of instrumentation, electrical controls, electrical
motors and servomotors.
program VFD’s and Kinetics Servo drives.
on-line software/parameters modifications in the Automation
systems, when required for urgent troubleshooting purposes, after
obtaining the required authorization.
issues to non-technical supporting resources to enable decision
making and resolution approvals.
incumbent will be required to rely on experience and judgment to
plan and accomplish goals with minimal supervision.
automation systems and automated equipment by executing Preventive
Maintenance (PM) as per maintenance plan/schedule, and documenting
the maintenance activities following Good Documentation Practices
support for timely Work Orders resolution and closure. Participates
in maintenance done by outside vendors, including oversight of the
activities and any related documentation.
the optimization of the automation systems by identifying and
implementing improvement opportunities.
Implements low and
medium complexity technical changes to existing control system
hardware and software, including basic programming in Function
Block and Ladder Logic languages, and the generation/execution of
GMP documentation required for the modifications.
Identifies and implement
opportunities to improve the preventive and maintenance
program. Identify and communicates opportunities to implement
Contributes to, and
supports, the Business Process Excellence Team (BPE) activities to
ensure a continuous optimization of process and
existing Automated Equipment code/logic to implement low and medium
complexity modifications for continuous improvement. All
modifications are performed adhering to Bio-pharmaceutical GMP
change control standards, procedures and policies.
system specifications and standard operating procedures for the
users and peers on control system functionality, programmable logic
controller (PLC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), computer/control
networks, instrumentation and data integrity
software and hardware life cycle management efforts to maintain
systems current and compliant.
Data Integrity PMs for Automation Supported Systems such as data
backups, and user accounts management.
documentation, testing, commissioning and validation support as
needed by low and high complexity Projects.
information gathering and presentation of topics during
Capital Projects by participating in the design, implementation and
testing activities in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
These projects may be new systems and/or retrofit of
Technical Support to projects.
the qualification of automated systems.
Global Engineering Network for
automation and standardization\:
required, contributes BIs knowledge to national and international
standard committees (VDI, ISO, ISPE,..) to represent
Biopharmaceutical interests and progress.
systems in compliance audits.
to safety related company and regulatory standards.
Degree or Technical Certificate from a 2-year accredited Technical
School or College in disciplines such as Engineering Technician,
Electrician, or Instrumentation and Controls Technician.
years of experience in GMP regulated environment.
a strong background in Automated Equipment and Automation Systems
maintenance and troubleshooting; must be knowledgeable and
experienced in the configuration, support and troubleshooting
of one or more of the following systems\: DeltaV DCS, Siemens
Apogee BMS, SCADA and PLC control based systems (Allen-Bradley,
Siemens Simatic), and Variable Frequency Drives (ABB, Allen-Bradley
VFDs). Other Automated Control Systems to be supported includes
Siemens Simatic and Rockwell HMIs, Cognex Vision Systems, Sick
Sensors, and Serialization (Track and Trace) systems.
knowledge of networking communications such as Ethernet IP,
Profibus, DeviceNet, and ControlNet; and programming using Ladder
Logic and Function Blocks.
P&IDs and Electrical/Instrumentation diagrams.
applicant must have understanding and experience working on GMP
regulated environment such as Bio-pharmaceutical/Pharmaceutical
Proficient in using
personal computers and a working knowledge of software such as MS
Excel and Word.
the ability to analyze, investigate and help solve technical issues
involving the equipment. Good communication skills, both verbal and
flexible to work nights, weekends, and holidays as
Must be a
to work with very minimum supervision.
self oriented and proactive.
a good attitude regarding safety and lock-out/tag-out
analytical skills to identify potential improvement opportunities,
and drive to opportunities to realization.
matter expert in the support of automation systems.
understanding of functions supporting Biopharmaceutical or other
to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams in the
implementation of sustainable automation solutions.
Experience in a
regulated manufacturing environment, preferably
legally authorized to work in the United States without
willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if
18 years of age or older
Who We Are\:
Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one
clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop
breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas
of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family
owned company we focus on long term performance. We are
powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse,
collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development
for all employees is key because your growth is our
learn more? Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our
effort to make more health.
Boehringer Ingelheim is
an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining
a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of
perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which
benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to a person’s actual or perceived race, including natural
hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed;
religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status,
marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual
orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran
status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic
information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or
any other class or characteristic protected by applicable
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