Sr.Controls Engineer; Maryland Heights, MO
Covidien - Missouri

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Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2011 revenue of $11.6 billion, Covidien has 41,000 employees worldwide in more than 65 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit http://www.covidien.com to learn more about our business.
Founded as Mallinckrodt in 1867, the $2 billion Covidien pharmaceutical segment is in the process of spinning off into a separate business. This creates exciting opportunities to grow your career within an established organization that is soon to be an independent public company. Currently, the Company expects that the spinoff process will be completed in mid-2013. While we are undergoing the process, the pharmaceuticals business remains a segment of Covidien, and will continue to operate according to the Company’s strategic plan, focusing on our customers and patients who rely on our products. Equally important, pharmaceuticals’ mission remains the same: To make diagnostics and medicines better and safer for you and your family.

SUMMARY OF POSITION :
Responsible for design, construction and maintenance of the plant control and electrical infrastructure systems. Provides technical discipline and leadership required to develop and implement reliable and compliant equipment and processes. Responsible for independently addressing equipment upgrades and improvements through process improvements and via the use of capital project execution. Performs electrical/controls design changes; design, build and install upgrades via capital project execution. Consults vendors and equipment experts to formulate, design and install equipment upgrades. Experience in project management including: invoicing, financial management, contractor management, capital requests, and documentation is a requirement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Provides technical discipline and leadership to implementation and maintenance of facility and process control systems. Independently perform controls implementation and capital project execution in accordance with applicable engineering standards. Assess, implement, and revise engineering standards as needed. Ensure a safe and quality working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to safety guidelines and SOP’s. Provide engineering support to manufacturing such as: installation of upgrades, new equipment installation, and assist in equipment troubleshooting. Provide engineering support to return equipment to service. Ensure the maintenance of their department, premises and equipment Coordinates activities and documentation requirements associated with project execution such as; shutdown management, manufacturing coordination meetings, verification of production schedules, start-up activities, management of change documentation, and deviation authorization. Perform capital projects as assigned by the Maryland Heights Project Engineering Manager

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :
Education required:
Four-year degree in Electrical Engineering.

Experience required:
Five (5) or more years experience in capital project execution. Two to five years of Manufacturing Experience. Three to five years experience working in an FDA regulated environment. Experience in project management accountability equal to or greater than $100,000

Preferred Experience:
Five (5) or more years progressive experience in pharmaceutical plant design and maintenance. Proven experience in leading teams, groups or efforts relating to processes and equipment. Knowledge of pharmaceutical processing equipment and calibration/certification is highly desirable. Proficiency in applying Allen Bradley PLC’s, HMI’s, Robotics, Motor Controls and sensors in industrial and production applications Five (5) years’ hands-on experience in the design, development, troubleshooting and commissioning of electrical and electronic systems for industrial applications. Working knowledge of 480V/110V power distribution, Security Access, Smoke/Fire Alarm, and Building Management Systems. Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experience strongly preferred. Well-developed understanding of process control, process automation and project management. Verifiable knowledge of and experience in application of cGMP's, validation, quality systems, document control and the impact of regulatory considerations on engineering initiatives.

Skills/Competencies:
MS Office, Proficient in MS Excel MS Project
Team Oriented. Action oriented/drives for results Managerial courage Learning/change agility Must be a change agent Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Ability to drive change, work independently, and set own priorities Ability to work on multiple, changing projects/priorities Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize in a fast-paced, changing environment Strong decision making, analytical and problem solving skills Ability to give focus, structure, and direction to execute goals Proven skills working with cross-functional teams, motivating others, relationship building and getting work done through others that are not direct reports WORKING CONDITIONS:
Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.

DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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