Automation Controls Engineer
Boehringer Ingelheim 235 reviews - Ohio

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This postion is responsible for advising management on the practicality, feasibility, and impact of new equipment and the retrofit of existing equipment and facilities. The engineer also manages engineering projects by coordinating efforts with other departments during the specification, purchasing, installation, and qualification phases of new or retrofitted equipment. This involves establishing project goals and time lines and ensures that they are met.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Installs software upgrades in conformance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) and follows cGMP-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) as they pertain to him/her.

Writes and/or reviews SOP’s relative to production and facilities equipment automation, including data recovery, maintenance, and repair of computerized equipment.

Coordinates with Validation Department to ensure that new equipment and facilities are planned with their eventual qualification and validation as a part of the design.

Executes the Commissioning and the Engineering portion of Installation Qualification protocols.

Reviews and approves IQ and OQ protocols and reports.

Ensures software for all automated processes is adequately backed up and properly controlled.

Troubleshoots control system failures and faults on a wide breadth of systems which may include: PLC’s; HMI’s; SCADA systems; NVP systems; BAS systems; HVAC control systems and THMS.

Maintains configuration control of equipment, software, and system security.

Writes, configures and modifies software as required. Designs and modifies software, equipment and processes as required.

Coordinates with and secures vendors for contracted services and purchases

Four-year related Engineering degree preferably in Controls or Electrical Engineering.

Five years experience with computerized equipment related to automation and controls and will include systems such as: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC); Human Machine Interfaces (HMI); SCADA’s (supervisory control and data aquisition); stand alone controllers and computerized control systems. Knowledge of P&ID control loops will be an advantage.

Application of control systems in areas such as: HVAC (Building Automation Systems), Non-viable Particle Monitoring Systems (NVP), Temperature and Humidity Monitoring Systems (THMS), HVAC Control and Alarming, Air flow dynamics associated with cascade air flows (Class A, B, C, D and Controlled-not-clasified areas), lyophilization, water-for-injection and any other pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment will be an advantage.

An understanding of cGMP’s and GAMP and how they relate to control systems in a pharmaceutical environment is essential.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

Knowledge in industrial computers and PLC’s and their languages/programs, including Allen Bradley hardware and software such as 6200, Controlview, RSLogix, RSView, Panelview, Windows NT, Intellution, and Ifix.

Have a working knowledge of Industrial networks including Ethernet and Controlnet.

Knowledge of Seimens Building Automation Systems and HVAC Controls Systems would be a distinct advantage.

Must also possess strong verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational and project management skills.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background

Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:
Boehringer Ingelheim is a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines. Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations. At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc., Roxane Laboratories Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. and Ben Venue Laboratories Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment background investigations and drug screenings.



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As the US headquarters of German drug maker  Boehringer Ingelheim, Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation oversees about half a dozen stateside...