• United States Of America, Usa

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our peoples exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe


The Automation Engineer performs tasks related to the automation of equipment/systems for day to day manufacturing operations in the Bulk Process Execution Team (PET) Leads improvement initiatives as the technical expert and acts as the first line of support for all project related work Responsible for maintaining a strong relationship with Technical Operations and Quality areas, as well as, collaborating within the PET/Facility and with other PET Engineers Serves as the single point of contact for all technical issues related to automation

Essential Job Functions

Ensures there is 1 technical process with centerlines, critical process parameters, material fit for use, and operating procedures are clear and delivers a capable process
Leads the following continuous process improvement efforts changeover reduction, yield improvements, OEE improvements, maintenance reliability and waste reduction for improvement of automated pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment
Generates a variety of URS, FAT, SAT, commissioning and IQ/OQ/PQ protocols/ reports
Coordinate and support PETs/Facility improvement initiatives that define equipment data, equipment capabilities, utilization, efficiencies and obsolescence Manages life cycle of assets
Maintain external technical relationships and collaborates with equipment and material suppliers
Identify, develop, generate and manage implementation of appropriate change controls to improve processes and address root causes identified in investigations
Perform and maintain risk management activities for new and existing processes / equipment
Initiate deviations and performs/facilitates the technical investigations and assessment of impacts
Authors and review documents including Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Records, Rework procedures and other forms
Author, review and approve validation and change control documents such as master plans, protocols, summary reports and change requests
Provides input and develops user requirements for new asset procurement
Provide engineering and project management services
Assist in the development of project justification and engineering proposals including providing input for capital planning process
Identify and support technical training requirements for Operations/Engineering/Maintenance for new and existing processes/equipment
Perform routine validation and periodic reviews activities
Works collaboratively within PET as well as with other PET Engineers and Technology Community ie Technology and Engineering, global colleagues
Supports and leads technical trouble shooting
On-call support as required
Key contact for regulatory inspections as technical process owner
Participates in annual product review process

Participates in biennial critical systems review process

Responsible for process validation required as a result of changes to validated processes within the PET

Minimum Requirements

BS degree required, preferred in Engineering or related science
Motivated & energetic junior level engineer with a strong desire to learn automation and related equipment/systems
Customer oriented mindset, customer is the internal shop floor technician/operator
Strong ability to find practical solutions to complex problems

Preferred Background

Electrical Engineer background
Previous experience in a regulated or cGMP environment
Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment

Internal/External Contacts & Customers

Automation Team
Quality Assurance
Technology Community globally
PET engineers

Reporting Relationship

Direct Reports- 0

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AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

Automation Engineer - Operations


Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Production/Manufacturi ng/Maintenance
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Feb 2020

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