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Automation Engineer

date posted 10/19/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2653098
location Toronto, Canada

The Incumbent executes the automation engineering activities for strategic capital projects within the Toronto Technical Services Organization. This position is required to manage development, concept, design, commissioning, qualification and the maintenance of the automation system. This position will be responsible for interfacing with different stream (Process, ITS, Production, Maintenance, Quality…) to ensure the correct installation of the systems where adhering to established regulatory compliance requirements. The incumbent is also responsible for developing appropriate solutions to satisfy the needs of internal customers in accordance with company guidelines and procedures, and within budget and schedule commitments. The incumbent is accountable for acting and involved in producing designs and then implementing the designs (commissioning and qualification post installation) according to SPL best practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Interpreting automation requirements developed during detailed design phase
  • Perform appropriate reviews with stakeholders and responsible for design that meets project budget and schedule.
  • Responsible for leading and working with various trades to complete installation and commissioning activities for automation systems to ensure they are designed and installed per design requirements.
  • Support mechanical completion and start-up. Participate FAT, SAT and Critical Test plan execution.
  • Review the C&Q test plans for the automation and support the commissioning and qualification tasks.
  • Support the configuration, administration and maintenance activities of the site’s manufacturing computer and automation systems, including process control systems, building automation systems, configuration, and interfaces.
  • Lead projects in the design, development, and qualification of automated processes, equipment, and systems.
  • Directly support operations with troubleshooting and issue resolution with respect to computer and automation systems.
  • Lead small cross functional teams in support of project requirements and initiatives.

  • Education/Certifications: Minimum B.Sc in Electrical, Automation Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience:
    • 5 to 10 years, direct of experience in applied automation design engineering and project experience are required. Additional experience in construction/installation, equipment start-up, qualification and/or validation is mandatory
    • Working knowledge of PLC’s and automation in DCS platform
    • Expert with the DeltaV system (biotech company or project)
    • Working knowledge of unit operations typically used in biotech and vaccine manufacturing such as bulk manufacturing, downstream operations, formulation, steaming (SIP) and cleaning (CIP)
    • Must understand the relationship between Good Manufacturing Practices, industry standards and their application to the manufacturing process.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external team members is essential
    • Strong analytical skills (engineering analysis)
    • Experience with one of the following platforms: Allen Bradley PLC, BMS System, OSISoft PI historian, Werum PAS|X, Instrumentation and control panel hardware as required by the job.
    • Experience with computer systems validation practices (GAMP).
    • Experience authoring and reviewing standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings, and other controlled documents.

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