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Sr Automation Engineer - Network Systems

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionJob Title: Sr Automation Engineer - Network Systems
Location: Thousand Oaks, CAAbout the role:The Sr Automation Engineer is responsible for system administration of the automation systems and building automation projects related to implementation of a process control system. Additionally, this you will manage scope definition/clarification exercises to characterize automation requirements and be responsible for project-related functions including design, specifications, budgeting, scheduling, resource management, construction management, commissioning and start up.How you will contribute:

  • Build system administration tasks for all automation systems.
  • Demonstrate general working knowledge of GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and all major utilities to support project scopes.
  • Display standard engineering principles to resolve difficult problems from concept to final design with automation and other disciplines' input.
  • Plan, schedule and lead project assignments in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of multiple engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Partner with automation and manufacturing to perform troubleshooting of any network systems tied to the automation responsibilities.
  • Contribute to the successful implementation of system improvement projects and guide improvements around manufacturing KFA (key focus areas) goals including people/safety, quality/regulatory/compliance, customer, financials, and operational excellence.
  • Administer the site manufacturing automation systems and operational technology (OT) such as DeltaV system, Building Automation System. Administration includes domain management for user security, setting up group policies, and setting and verifying backup and restore of manufacturing data/databases.
  • Maintain the site manufacturing automation systems such as DeltaV system, Building Automation System. Maintenance includes monitoring performance of the automation networks, servers, clients. maintaining up-to-date patching for automation systems per OEM recommendations and ensuring all anti-virus and other security features are updated.
  • Manage databases of all the automation systems including understanding of SQL database and its administration.
  • Demonstrate understanding of network segmentation, cyber security and firewall for automation system and design the architecture keeping need of data flow in mind.
  • Assess, maintain, and improve the current automation systems' hardware, software, and configuration.
  • Complete risk assessments for changes and improvements to all automation systems' hardware and configuration; analyze, code, and formally test the proposed changes on applicable simulation/development systems; implement changes on Production system.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and help repair automation systems' infrastructure.
  • Review, update and standardize technical documentation and drawings for all manufacturing automation systems. Documentation and drawings include. User Requirement Specifications, Functional Specifications, Design Specifications, network diagrams, architecture drawings, settings for infrastructure components, panel layouts, BOMs, and Spare Parts lists.
  • Update Standard Operation and Preventive Maintenance Procedures for the existing automation systems.
  • Revise and build SOPs for application installation, backup and restore of automation systems.
  • Lead work for multiple small/large functional/capital projects. Engineer and manage reliability improvements, optimization, upgrades and implement from concept to commissioning and validation, for all manufacturing automation systems.
  • Train other departments' personnel on functionality of automation systems.
  • Develop and formally build Installation, Operation and Performance Commissioning protocols for modified or new automation systems. Help with preparation and execution of the Qualification protocols.
  • Develop Project Records (PR) for configuration changes, functional tests, Commissioning Plans, and Qualification Protocols.
  • Oversee and close corrective actions related to the automation system; this includes Corrective Action & Preventative Action (CAPA) that are generated due to user interventions and non-conformances/events.
  • Discuss normally encountered technical issues, both verbally and in written form.
  • System administration requires an in-depth knowledge on the implementation of IT infrastructure including networking, domain management, storage maintenance, database maintenance and virtualization, for automation systems in a pharmaceutical environment.What you bring to Takeda:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering discipline required in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
    • 3+ years' experience in administration of IT networks, operating systems (Windows 7/10, Windows Server 2008/2012), domain management, server management, storage management and database management.
    • 1+ years' experience in virtualization; knowledge of how to build virtual infrastructure with hosts and external storage, virtual networking and vCenter, vSphere.
    • 1+ years of Engineering experience in manufacturing environment in pharmaceutical or food processing facilities, design, installation, and commissioning of projects.
    • Hands-on experience with thin client technology and Citrix environment.
    • Hands-on experience with automation networks and Ethernet industrial networks.
    • Familiarity with Distributed Control System configuration and operation, especially Emerson DeltaV, Allen-Bradley PLC, and Siemens BAS.
    • Working knowledge of PFD, P&ID and loop diagram standards; temperature, pressure, flow, weight, humidity, conductivity, pH measurement and instrumentation.
    • Familiarity with pharmaceutical industry standards for batch control systems development life cycle methodologies, 21 CFR Part 11, and GAMP.
    • Familiarity with PLC/HMI integration.What Takeda can offer you:
      • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
      • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
      • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Professional development opportunities
      • Tuition reimbursementImportant ConsiderationsAt Takeda, our patients rely on us to deliver quality products. As a result, we must follow strict rules in our manufacturing facilities to ensure we are not endangering the quality of the product. You may:
        • Normal office environment.
        • May be asked to work more than 8 hours/40 hours per week, weekends, and holidays.
        • May require on call availability outside of business hours
        • May work in a controlled environment requiring special gowning and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. This may include additional hearing protection for loud areas.
        • Will need to remove all make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish and artificial fingernails while in the manufacturing environment.
        • May work in a cold, hot or wet environment.
        • May work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and Celite that may require respiratory protection.More about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and the best patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company to inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.This posting excludes Colorado applicants.#GMSGQ#ZR1EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsUSA - CA - Thousand Oaks - Rancho ConejoWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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