13 Feb, 2024

Automation Engineer

  • AstraZeneca
  • Frederick, MD, USA
Automation Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Our Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) creates life-changing medicines for people around the world and has been recognized by our local community as being a Top 50’ Business in Frederick and awarded Frederick County’s ‘Best Place to Work’. This distinctive biologic manufacturing facility, with over 800 employees, makes a direct contribution to treating people with cancer, respiratory and autoimmune conditions across the globe.  We work hard to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, and we take time to have fun and celebrate our accomplishments. From catered site festivities to competitive events, community outreach activities, environmental and wellness showcases and team-building functions, we take time to recognize our achievements and celebrate our diversity.  We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration and are committed to continuous learning by offering ongoing skill building and training for our staff.  Fueled by our aspiration to deliver accelerated growth for our company and to make people’s lives better, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the team and shape the future of AstraZeneca Operations.

Join us as an Automation Engineer at the Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC). You will be responsible for providing technical support to the manufacturing and logistics buildings for troubleshooting, modifications, and improvements to automation, data management/storage systems, and networks related to process, utility, and support equipment and systems.

As an Automation Engineer, you will serve as a functional lead on expansion capital projects and projects to replace existing automation infrastructure. You will create/update equipment and automated systems operation and maintenance documentation and training materials. You will maintain and update engineering drawings, SOPs, vendor documentation, and other technical documentation. You will also program and develop programs for our control network, building management systems (Siemens), VFD and motor control systems. You will maintain a strong understanding of IT systems, reliability-centered maintenance, data analytics, and validation principles. Lastly, you will resolve technical issues, identifying root causes and defining corrective/preventive actions with equipment and automated systems.

Essential Skills/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Engineering.
- 1+ years of experience.
- 1+ years of Pharmaceutical/Bioscience experience.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- Practical working knowledge of PLC systems (Rockwell Automation) or distributed control systems (Emerson DeltaV).
- Advanced understanding of instrumentation and control loop programming.
- Advanced understanding of risk assessment and mitigation.
- Experience in SAP, CAD, document management systems, and SharePoint is preferred.
- Project management knowledge.

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?
Join our Operations team at AstraZeneca where we champion a mindset of excellence. We are backed by a belief that good can always be better. We search for opportunities to add value, harnessing science and evidence to foresee risk. We continuously innovate to find new and better ways to ensure we are improving outcomes for patients. Our work in Quality is important and valued. We are always innovating, trialling the latest models and technologies to improve reliability and excellence in our processes. We are proactive, science-based, solutions-oriented, and it's our ambition to go far that keeps pushing us forward. We are a team of ambitious people who want to achieve great things together.

Ready to make a difference? Apply today!

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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