20 May, 2024

Principal Engineer

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

Job Description

Job ID R-198632Date posted 29/04/2024
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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 a Principal Engineer in our Operations department at AstraZeneca. Our Automation Engineering team is responsible for providing technical support to the manufacturing and logistics buildings at the Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC). We troubleshoot, modify, and improve automation, data management/storage systems, and networks related to process, utility, and support equipment and systems. 

Accountabilities:
As a Principal Engineer, you will be tasked with a variety of responsibilities. You will need a working knowledge of electronic theory and its application, a basic understanding of instrumentation and control loops, and the ability to troubleshoot PLC systems, distributed control systems, control networks, building management systems, VFD and motor control systems, and IT infrastructure. You will also be responsible for selecting, designing, and implementing new/replacement systems for existing or new processes, equipment, and automated systems. 

Essential Skills/Experience:
- 20+ years of applicable experience
- 5+ years of industry experience
- BA/BS in Engineering/Life Sciences

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- 5+ years of management experience
- MS/MBA

At AstraZeneca, we take Quality seriously. We are proactive, science-based, and solutions-oriented. Our focus is on scaling and introducing new technologies, using models to predict and proactively manage risk. We are strong communicators and networkers, working together as a team to get our pipeline out to patients sustainably, reliably, and safely. We follow evidence to reach outcomes that benefit patients and AstraZeneca. 

Join us and be the voice of the patient. Be proud to play a critical role as the eyes and ears of our patients. All our contributions add up to improving the quality of patients' healthcare and ultimately their quality of life. 

Ready to make a difference? Apply today!

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.


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