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Automation Engineer

Kelly Services
Durham, NC 27722
**_Automation Engineer_**

**_Durham, NC_**

**_Direct Hire_**

**Job Summary**

This position must have proven ability to prioritize, plan and execute multiple projects independently and must perform function to provide

1. Instrumentation and automation engineering and technical support, management and execution of small to large projects/assignments from initial concept to final closeout.

2. Oversee maintenance of automation systems.

3. Serve as project manager on small to medium size capital projects.

This position will initiate deviations, change controls, or Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA), conduct investigations, communicate findings, and provide solutions to cross functional teams while meeting commitment and due dates.

This position will communicate findings, system status, or project status verbally or in writing while creating mitigating actions to ensure reliability of equipment.

This position will monitor, repair and troubleshoot automation systems and provide technical support to other technical leaders and technicians.

**Major Responsibilities/Activities**

+ Direct or support concurrent automation engineering projects both technical and project management aspects for capital and operational projects while ensuring their success in meeting their respective objectives.

+ Technical aspects include Instrumentation design and maintenance oversight, plant level automation hardware and software support and implementation, Fieldbus design and maintenance oversight Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Data Historian and system oversight.

+ Project Management aspects include scope definition, scope adherence, stakeholder concurrence, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, procurement and installation support, including coordinating the activities of contract engineers and trade contractors during system modifications/additions.



+ Support the Maintenance and Facilities functions for multiple locations including corrective and preventative maintenance and repair of automation systems supporting manufacturing, laboratories and utility systems and equipment. Ensure the facilities comply with all local, state, federal regulatory and corporate requirements, including cGMP, and comply with health safety and environmental (HSE) requirements.



+ Support Validation with the planning and execution of commissioning and validation protocols.



+ Support CAPA, Change Control, Deviation, Risk Analysis, Root Cause Analysis and other Quality Systems.



+ Develop and maintain standard operating procedures, other procedures, and support components (spare parts etc.) for installed systems.



+ Support and comply with engineering standards, drawing controls, project controls and other procedures and standards necessary for the successful operation of the department as well as the creation and maintenance of the same.



+ Other assigned duties.






**Minimum Requirements**

(Include education, experience, special skills and licenses or certifications required.)


+ Bachelors Degree (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline) with 3 years experience or;

+ Bachelor of Science degree in another engineering discipline and a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible instrumentation/automation development, construction, and maintenance activities or;

+ Bachelor of Science degree and a minimum of 8 years of progressively years of progressively responsible instrumentation/automation development, construction, and maintenance activities.

+ Minimum 2 years hands on experience with instrumentation and controls equipment including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, and networking equipment

+ Have strong automation engineering skills and ability.

+ Have Fieldbus configuration and management experience with Profibus being preferred or be able to obtain the same.

+ Experience with Unicorn, Wonderware, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, Rockwell Automation RSLogix, Siemens Apogee, Open Process Control (OPC) preferable.

+ Experience with qualifiable MES systems, such as OSI Pi preferable.

+ Must have experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows - applications.

+ Experience with communication protocols including but not limited to RS-485, RS-232, Ethernet, Modbus & Profibus is preferable.

+ Experience in Biopharmaceutical manufacturing preferable

+ Must have experience with writing protocols, test scripts, user requirements, and system design documents.

+ Must have strong organization, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

+ Must be able to prioritize multiple commitments and technical problems.

+ Must have the ability to shift priorities according to changes in department/facility needs and be open to different ideas/approaches.

**Math Ability:** Strong math and analytical skills required. Ability to perform heat load calculations and size utility systems. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, variance analysis, and determination of reliability and validity.

**Language Ability:** Ability to concisely write reports and to effectively communicate information to executive management, managers, technicians, government agencies and customers.

**Reasoning Ability:** Ability to apply sound engineering principles and interpret federal, state and local code requirements.

**Computer Skills:** MS Office, Rockwell Automation RSLogix, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, Wonderware, Siemens Apogee, AutoCAD.


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-04

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