As Lead Automation Engineer you will provide engineering and technical support of building & utility control systems and related instrumentation in the Biopharmaceutical Operations facility through both supervisory and individual contribution.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:
- Provide technical leadership in support of building & utility control systems and network infrastructure. Critical systems include Emerson DeltaV, Siemens BAS, and Rockwell PLCs.
- Collaborate with building stakeholders and vendors throughout the automation lifecycle: gather system/end user requirements; complete design, implementation, and testing/validation of changes; maintain documentation; maintain and monitor various site automation systems.
- Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with instrumentation and building & utility control systems; generate recommendations and then develop/execute solutions to correct and resolve.
- Contribute to the overall health and effectiveness of the Process Controls team. Support and mentor direct reports & colleagues within the team. Drive the continuous improvement of ways of working, tools, and procedures.
- Support site technology related to systems integration and digital transformation initiatives.
- Supervise a small sub-team of automation engineers.
- Responsible for sub-team’s overall performance.
- Lead by example and consistently display key professional behaviors and characteristics including, but not limited to: customer focus, initiative, active accountability, composure, integrity, and teamwork.
- As the leader of a sub-team, act as an effective primary point of contact for customers and stakeholders by providing high availability and ensuring your reports are adequately informed & aligned with messaging, priorities, & expectations.
- Maintain strong lines of communication – clear, transparent, and timely – with the Process Controls Manager.
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- BS/BA in engineering, life sciences, biology or equivalent technical discipline or 8 years of relevant technical experience
- Prior experience in design, programming, start-up, and troubleshooting of building/utility control systems (Siemens BAS, Emerson DeltaV, and PLCs) and instrumentation.
- Ability to diagnose problems, generate options, prioritize issues, select optimal solutions, and implement decisions/resolve problems.
- A demonstrated ability to interact well with peers and senior personnel in multidisciplinary teams involving scientific, engineering, and operational disciplines.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- Experience leading a technical team with direct reports.
- Prior experience in systems/account administration, network design, and server troubleshooting.
- Prior experience with systems integration and industry communication protocols (e.g. OPC).
- Experience working in a GMP environment.
- Knowledge in current standards of control system platforms and computer system validation.
Today there are still millions of people without access to basic healthcare, thousands of diseases without adequate treatments and millions more people who suffer from everyday ailments. At GSK we want to change this.
As a global healthcare company, we take on some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges. By delivering a sustainable business, we provide health benefits to patients and consumers, improved shareholder returns as well as supporting wider society. We have three world-leading businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to widening access to our products, so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay. Each of our three businesses benefits from GSK’s commercial infrastructure, integrated supply networks and significant global presence.
As a global company, our reward packages are designed to meet the needs of our geographically diverse workforce. They are benchmarked against industry standards and relevant to your job, no matter where you live.
Our reward package includes:
- A competitive base salary
- An annual bonus that rewards you for your individual contribution to our strategy, as well as business targets
- Benefit programs designed to support you and your family, including access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and childcare support
- Employee recognition programs which reward exceptional achievements
- Share ownership schemes which link your reward to GSK’s longer term performance
- A performance and development program that helps you identify what you need to do, and the behaviors you need to demonstrate, to achieve success.