Controls Engineer

Waco, TX 76712

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: MC579217129 Compensation: $40-60.61 / hour

Job Description

Position:  Controls Engineer  
Duration:  12-24 months / long term contract
Location:  Waco, TX   76712 - onsite 
Seeking a Controls Engineer with PLC programming, configuration, testing and integration of controls.  to provide support for manufacturing operations with GMP and safety guidelines.  

The ideal candidate will 
  • Design engineering and installation services for automated process equipment, facility systems and software systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting and corrective maintenance on all facilities and production equipment.
  • Maintain automated electromechanical systems and software to include facility modifications, equipment installation and maintenance.
  • Provide project support to include developing specifications for equipment and systems, coordination of implementation to deploy into service. 
  • Provide automation technical support to manufacturing operations for automation control system platforms and/or process information systems (e.g., data historians).
  • Provide a high level of data mining and analysis to identify improvements in the manufacturing process.
  • Design and implement automation related changes to manufacturing operations.
  • Develop and maintain validation documentation.
  • Lead investigation of automation related deviations.
  • Perform system support activities (e.g. system backups, performance monitoring, password maintenance, etc.)
  • Provide off-hours automation support to operations.
  • Perform all work in a manner consistent with company policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Maintain a safe work environment, working safely and accountable for supporting all EHS Corporate and Site goals.
  • Provide engineering solutions to the business.
  • Automation design and delivery of new process units.
  • Provide project management and technical leadership to projects.
  • Oversee specialists and/or contractors assisting in the delivery of automation solutions.
  • Utilize S88 and fundamental engineering principles in the delivery of automation solutions.
  • Is responsible for ensuring that life-cycle plans are developed and executed for automation systems.
  • Provide recommendations on new control strategies / technologies.
  • Research and maintain familiarity with various control strategies/technologies.
  • Research and maintain familiarity with fermentation / chemical processes utilized in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Be hands on during project installation, startup and on-going support activities.
  • Work with all departments to support the manufacturing operations and to improve methods for automated data collection and reporting, and overall reliability and performance of equipment and systems. This includes existing systems and new installation projects. Keep an open line of communication across departments and managerial lines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering, or closely related discipline, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with 5+ years of significant engineering and / or operational experience.
  • Technical background in Pharmaceutical or similar GMP-regulated industry.
  • Experience with Emerson DeltaV, Fisher Provox, and/or RS/3 DCS systems.
  • Distributed control systems (DCS), continuous process control, and PLC hardware.
  • Communication skills include collaboration and interaction with engineering, maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attentive listening and seeking to understand others’ points of view and the business acumen to articulate tactfully and respectfully one’s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Work well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to interact with internal and external personnel providing timely information to avoid production delays. This includes timely, accurate, and neat completion of documentation, such as work orders and reports that meet GMP requirements. 

Did you know about Sterling Engineering?  As a Sterling W2 employee on contract, 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.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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