19 Sep, 2023

Controls Engineer

  • Merck
  • Danvers, MA, USA
Controller, Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role:

MilliporeSigma is seeking a Controls Engineer with a focus on automation equipment development, implementation, and validation to join our Mobius Engineering Automation Team in Danvers, MA. Mobius Engineering is focused on the production of single-use biopharmaceuticals assemblies. This position is primarily responsible for providing innovative automated solutions to existing manual processes through collaboration with equipment suppliers and internal colleagues.


  • Develop equipment documentation to meet GMP requirements, i.e.: URS, FAT, Equipment IQ/OQ/PQ, PM, SOPs. Perform IQ/OQ/PQ and provide maintenance support on instruments as needed
  • Utilize PLC programming, networking, electrical and controls systems to ensure the operability of existing production machines (PLC-Based, Rockwell), and to build the control systems for new machines; create PLC programs or make changes to existing programs to accomplish this function.
  • Critically review and analyze sub-supplier’s deliverables (Codes, Schematics, and Documentations)
  • Create and manage network topology and I/O lists
  • Provide guidance for the safe installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical control systems, including components of machinery and equipment
  • Observe all regulatory requirements GMP's, ISO, internal policies
  • Observe and implement Configuration Management Principles to maintain the validated state of existing validated automated manufacturing equipment
  • Act as the subject matter expert for all automation activities (Change control, validation, etc.)


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any Engineering discipline 
  • 3+ years of experience in definition, design, development and implementation of production control systems


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PLC Programming, Motion Control and HMI experience (AB PLCs and Rockwell Software products)
  • Detailed knowledge of NFPA 79, ISO 13849-1, ANSI-95
  • Experience in a commercial medical, biotechnology, Bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • In depth knowledge of Rockwell Software packages (Transaction Manager, Metrics, AssetCenter, etc.)
  • Ability to self-direct toward individual milestones as part of team projects with a strong sense of responsibility, urgency, and high energy with a positive behavior
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate across disciplines

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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