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Sr. Automation Engineer- Frederick, MD

Location Frederick, Maryland, United States Job ID R-116544 Date posted 29/09/2021

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 people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Our Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) is one of 30 production facilities in 18 countries that creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. This biologics manufacturing facility makes a direct contribution to treating people with cancer, respiratory and autoimmune conditions across the globe. It’s challenging but highly rewarding work, involves more than 675 talented people throughout the manufacturing lifecycle and supporting office functions. We work hard to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, and we take time to have fun and celebrate our accomplishments. From catered site festivities to competitive events, community outreach activities, environmental and wellness showcases and team-building events, we take time to recognize our achievements.

We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration. We are committed to continuous learning and offer ongoing skill building and training for our staff and encourage additional secondary schooling with tuition reimbursement of 100% up to $10,000 each year. The FMC is also an award-winning employer and has been recognized as a ‘Top 50’ Business in Frederick and awarded Frederick County’s ‘Best Place to Work’ distinction in 2015 and 2019. Come join our award-wining team and support the manufacture of life-changing medicines for patients across the world.

If you have the passion and the drive to accelerate growth and make people’s lives better – then this is the place for you.

What you’ll do:

You’ll be  responsible for providing technical support to the manufacturing and logistics buildings at the Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) for troubleshooting, modifications and improvements to automation, data management/ storage systems and networks that are related to process, utility, and support equipment and systems.

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 people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.

Responsibilities:

• Advanced knowledge of electronic theory and its application.

• Advanced understanding of instrumentation and control loop programming.

Skills Needed:

  • Storage
  • Active Directory
  • Windows Server
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Networking
  • Virtualization
  • Scripting
  • A strong focus on one of the above is preferred
  • An understanding of the importance of documentation is strongly desired
  • IT infrastructure, Network Administration.

       • Advanced understanding of risk assessment and mitigation.

• Select, design, and implement new/replacement systems as required for existing or new (tech transfer) processes, equipment and automated systems; continuous improvement initiatives; and Asset Life Cycle Management.

• Resolve technical issues, identifying root causes and defining corrective/preventive actions with the equipment and automated systems.

• Optimize/improve the equipment and automated systems, identifying root causes for deviations, defining corrective/preventive actions.

• Lead any change controls associated with the equipment and automated system they are responsible for.

• Create/update equipment and automated systems operation and maintenance documentation and training materials.

• Own engineering drawings, SOPs, vendor documentation, and other technical documentation for their assigned equipment and automated systems.

• Experienced in the application of engineering best practice, methodologies, tools, software, and principles in the advancement of process improvements and complex project execution.

Education:

BA/BS Engineering/Life Sciences

10-15+ years of experience

MS/MBA Preferred

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, groundbreaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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