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Automation Engineer

Sanford, NC 27330

This position is responsible for the following at the Sanford site:

+ Performing necessary system changes for supported systems and assisting in developing the approach to solutions.

+ Providing controls/automation technical support and execution of projects/assignments from initial concept to final closeout.

+ Specifying, designing and installing process control systems in direct support of commercial and clinical manufacturing operations.

+ Troubleshooting and problem-solving manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues. Contributes to the interpretation of results and the design of subsequent activities.

+ At a minimum, the position should be able to execute work independently or with minimal oversite, work with various groups across the organization.

+ Maintain/modify DeltaV libraries in order to support commercial Gene Therapy manufacturing.


+ Responsible for system-wide system compliance, including alarm reporting/trending, periodic reviews, account recertifications and user account administration Perform business owned system support responsibilities for 1-2 systems and/or provides technical assistance for one or more of the following systems: Allen Bradley PLCs, Factory Talk, FTAC (PLC), DeltaV, and/or PI Support responsibilities may consist of: master data maintenance, validation support, change coordinator, user change management, performance monitoring, periodic reviews, training, project management, change controls, and release upgrades. Modify moderately complex that requires a degree of scientific and/or manufacturing process expertise Performs automation activities for capital and non-capital projects, including:

+ Generation of test protocols

+ Execution of test protocols

+ Final Report writing for test protocols

+ Perform routine troubleshooting activities for automated systems. Support of automation for manufacturing processes, including troubleshooting, operator assistance, data reporting, investigations, etc

+ Support/drive manufacturing innovation strategies in order to improve manufacturing quality and cycle time.

+ Support IIOT initiative in Gene Therapy manufacturing where appropriate.

+ Maintain data integrity of automation systems used in the manufacturing of Gene Therapy production. Participate, approve, and/or defend data integrity risk assessments of automated systems used in the production of Gene Therapy Products.

+ Participate in continuous improvement projects to improve manufacturing processes, quality and cycle time.


+ BS degree and 0-3 years in regulated environment.

+ Preferred BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, System Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields

+ MS with 1-2 years of experience in a regulated environment

+ Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills

+ Demonstrated problem solving capability


+ Knowledge of one to two control system platforms/programming with depth of understanding.

+ Understanding of systems architecture and operations and related components (e.g. hardware, software, network, database, S88/S95 etc.)

+ Experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Network Hubs including debugging skills as well as M0dbus, OPC, Profibus, and Ethernet IP

+ Experience with writing software test plans, user requirements, and system design documents



Ability to lift to 30lbs, stand for 2 to 3 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time, walk long distances and bend to obtain items from lower shelving/cabinets.


Energy, enthusiasm & capability to drive change and commitment to challenge how we currently operate

Intellectual capability to perform complex mathematical problems and perform complex data analysis.

Passion for continuous improvement and IMEx

Excellent leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills

Willingness to share ideas, to learn, and to be challenged


Schedule is primarily day shift (M-F, 8 hrs) but will require off-shift work on occasion including periodic on-call requirements. The position will require working on the floor in manufacturing or utility areas at times which will require a focus on safety. Aseptic gowning will be required. Occasional travel to support project work may be required.

**Sunshine Act**

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**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.




Posted: 2021-01-13 Expires: 2021-02-12

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