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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Automation Specialist III (503565-gsknch)





Guayama, Puerto Rico, United States

Site Name: Guayama JV
Posted Date: Jun 14 2022

As Automation Specialist III you will work as part of a project team or independently. You will perform function to provide controls/automation technical support for facility operations and execution of capital project from initial concept to final closeout to support the capital project program. Identify and assist Sr. Engineers in troubleshooting and problem solving in manufacturing operations control systems/automation/instrumentation issues. Assist in the specifying, design and installation of process control systems in direct support of commercial and clinical manufacturing operations. Support the development of Preventive Maintenance Procedures for process controls systems. Has working knowledge of broad, relevant engineering/technology principles and established methods. Apply originality to modify troubleshooting techniques and process. These activities are done under general or moderate supervisión. You will independently evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in making minor adaptations and modifications. Follow the engineering analytical method for the resolution of equipment and/or system problems across the Site as assigned or called upon by the operation. Plan and conduct small to medium size assigned projects requiring planning, investigation and/or equipment.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Execute their responsibilities with proper regard for quality and following cGMP’s.
  • Ensuring that individual responsibilities are performed in a manner that is consistent and compliant with Guayama quality expectations.
  • Reporting quality issues and concerns through appropriate corporate or site processes.
  • Concurrently oversee and coordinate small control systems projects/assignments in the support of site operations. Including but not limited to selecting and or participating in the selection of new control system equipment and instrumentation for capital projects assuring selected control systems meet all regulatory requirements including but not limited to 21 CFR Part 11 and all instrumentation is correct for the intended. Actively participate on the project start up and qualification process.
  • Identify and assist Sr. Engineers in the troubleshooting and problem solving of manufacturing operations controls systems/automation. Diagnose technical issues and provide recommendations/solutions for corrective actions. Uses programming software to configure and/or make modifications to automated systems and process control systems, following established Quality control systems )ie-Change Control System, CCR System, etc.) Review changes and assure appropriate documentation (Software Test Plans, User Requirements, System design Document) are developed and on file.
  • Serve as system administrator for simple process control systems. Support the evaluation of process control changes to determine whether changes would qualify as capital projects or require software changes.
  • Provide moderate to high level technical assistance to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, and design support. Proactively look for and recommend improvements in site processes and procedures. Provide Key Performance Indicators from the assigned Site on regular basis.
  • Prepare small to medium scale project estimates for design, equipment, installation, labor, materials, and other related costs. Work with Purchasing to prepare bid packages for construction and facilities expansion. Participate in site capital planning process.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for process control systems including fault tolerance, back-up custom software application, and required hardware needed for troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Support the development of Preventive Maintenance Procedures for process control systems including battery replacements, routine cleaning, and media storage purging. Maintain a library for vendor application software, back-up custom software application, and required hardware needed for troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Provide technical assistance to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, and design support.
  • Apply technical knowledge of the operation, troubleshooting, programming, and configuration of the process control systems and their connections to the following plant electrical, instrumentation, and manufacturing systems: motor control centers, E-power generator, variable speed drives, instrumentation, circuit breakers, loop controllers, HVAC controls, and related electrical/electronic equipment and devices.

Why you?Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Computer or Electrical)
  • B.S. in computer science or electronic
  • 5 years plus experience on Automation Engineering (Maintenance and/or Projects) including but not limited to PLC’s, HMI’s, DCS, Historians, Industrial Data Networks, Instrumentation and related hardware.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:.

  • Knowledge of GMP, OSHA, FDA, and environmental regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 2 years plus experience on supervision contractors including but not limited to project engineers, software developers.
  • 2 years plus experience on data historians, S88, S95, multi-platform integration, SQL/Oracle database in process control, OPC, Multi-Project Management, mentor junior engineers, Automation KPI’s.
  • 2 years plus experience on Windows administration, network topology and communication protocols.
  • 2 years plus hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, DCSs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Network Hubs including design and debugging skills. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows applications.
  • 2 years plus hands on experience with communication protocols including but not limited to RS-485, RS-232, Ethernet, and Data Highway Plus, Control Net, Modbus, Device Net.
  • 2 years plus experience in SQL Database Server
  • 2 years plus experience in VMware and/or Virtual Machines.
  • Fully Bi-lingual (English and Spanish)
  • Licensed CIAPR preferred

Why Consumer Healthcare?

Right now, we’re on an incredible journey as we prepare to become the first independent, 100% focused consumer healthcare company. We’re doing this at a time when the work we do has never mattered more. Better everyday health is about improving the health and wellness of the consumers that we touch every year – over a billion and a half of them – and it goes beyond products. It’s about truly helping people manage their health proactively in different ways as consumer needs evolve.

With category leading brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Centrum, built on trusted science and human understanding, and combined with our passion, knowledge and expertise, we’re uniquely placed to do this and to grow a strong, successful business.

This is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future. It’s an opportunity to be part of something special.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In Consumer Healthcare we embrace our diverse workforce by creating an inclusive environment that celebrates our unique perspectives, generates curiosity to create unmatched understanding of each other, and promotes fair and equitable outcomes for everyone.

We’re striving to create a climate where we celebrate our diversity in all forms by treating each other with respect, listening to different viewpoints, supporting our communities, and creating a workplace where your authentic self belongs and thrives.


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