Commissioning Engineer (Pharmaceutical Facilities)

North Chicago, IL 60064

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: Jr520317224 Compensation: $65 / hour

Job Description

Title:  Commissioning Engineer (Pharmaceutical Facilities)

Location:  North Chicago, IL

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Hire Type:  Long-term Contract

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary: 
The Engineering organization within a large global pharmaceutical manufacturing company is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to serve as a Commissioning Engineer. The purpose of this role is to perform the process of verifying all of the mechanical (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, fire/life safety, interior systems (i.e. laboratory units), co-generation, utility plants, process related subsystems, lighting, and other components of a building or industrial plant are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the owner’s project requirements.

Job Duties:
  • Must be capable of working independently and resolving design conflicts and/or ambiguous instructions. 
  • Must work well with key project stakeholders (i.e. management, project management, multidisciplined engineers, contractors, end-users and scientists, etc. in understanding task requirements.) 
  • Must be able to adapt to changing requirements and meet project commitments/objectives without sacrificing workmanship or quality. 
  • Read, analyze, and interpret plans, submittals, mechanical specifications, and contract documents. 
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural, electrical, mechanical and control drawings.
  • Strong background in HVAC Controls/Building Automation, Applications Engineering and DDC Programming.
  • Experience with control systems including PLCs, VFDs, HMIs and networks; HVAC equipment experience is a plus. 
  • Mechanical and / or electrical aptitude, excellent problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills and decisive judgment skills are a must. 
  • Knowledge of advanced programming in the Siemens Automation system to include complex lab controls, variable frequency drives, and integrated building HVAC systems. 
  • Performs database management of HVAC field panels and controllers. Installs DDC controls, programming, and graphics for renovations, upgrades, or system enhancement projects. 
  • Troubleshoots programming of building HVAC systems. Skilled in programming, commissioning, and graphic design. 
  • Adheres to all regulatory and code requirements including quality, environmental and foreign trade processes and procedures. 
  • Shares ideas about process improvements and other cost saving measures with project team and management. 
  • May be required to work split or alternate shifts. Must be able to travel for extended periods as required for installations. 
  • Prompt and accurate completion of all field paperwork, client reports, time & expense reporting. 
  • Approximately 25% to 45% of the work will require domestic and/or international travel, 1 to 3 weeks per month on average.
  • Time away from main office may be extended depending on the requirements of the project. 
  • Must be capable of providing technical assistance in his/her selected area as well as, recommend alternatives to the lead engineer or development person. 
  • Must be capable of providing training to production operators in the use of equipment. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must be capable of good verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills to successfully interface with production, engineering staff, and various development and maintenance groups. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and technical specifications.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully to customers or employees within and external to the organization. 
  • Must be a self-starter, performing job duties independently and/or with little direct supervision, and capable of organizing his/her work as well as the work of assigned Abbott technical persons, and or outside contractors. 
  • Conducts work with the highest levels of professionalism, client respect, integrity, and customer service.
  • Knowledge of cGMP and quality systems for medical, diagnostics, pharma and nutrition is a plus. 
  • Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook for reporting and email correspondence.

  • Bachelor's degree of Engineering or Engineering Technology from a four year college or university (preferred); or Associate’s (A.S. or A.A.) from junior college or other collegiate institution with five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Certified Commissioning Provider (preferred) – BCA, ACG, NEBB, or ASHRAE is a plus 
  • Experience with commercial and/or industrial refrigeration/HVAC, lighting, and utilities systems. 
  • Experience with programming, operation and maintenance of Siemens BAS and associated I/O devices is a plus. 
  • Experience with troubleshooting and commissioning of commercial and/or industrial refrigeration systems, HVAC units, utilities distribution and controls (multiple platforms is a plus) 
  • Commercial/Industrial HVAC Air/Water Balancing experience – NEBB or AABC certification is a plus

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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