R&D Senior Controls Engineer

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Job Description
ATS Scientific Products is seeking a Senior Controls/Automation Engineer to work within the R&D team developing the next generation of machine control software for pharmaceutical filling machines and freeze dryers. Working with product owners the Senior Controls/Automation Engineer shall manage and deliver software and controls projects utilizing their own skills and those of the wider SP team, subject matter experts and supporting contractors.
This is a global role, based in our Mataró, Spain office, but also supporting operations and working with R&D teams in the USA, therefore a degree of flexibility within working hours and regular, planned travel to USA are required.
The role reports, to Technical Director and R&D Controls Manager, Mataró.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, test, troubleshoot, modify, and commission Allen Bradley PLC (CompactLogix) control system applications using Studio 5000.
  • Develop, test, troubleshoot, modify, and commission Allen Bradley motion and safety control system applications using Studio 5000.
  • Develop and install control systems in a cost effective and timely manner in accordance with project schedules, budgets and equipment specifications.
  • Perform value analysis and sustaining engineering tasks, and product improvement designs to enhance manufacturability, productivity, reliability, safety, quality, and cost effectiveness.
  • Specify control system hardware.
  • Produce GAMP documentation including, but not limited to, Functional Specifications (FS), Hardware Design Specifications (HDS), and Software Design Specifications (SDS) as required by project specifications.
  • Read, understand, develop, and modify control system design documents including diagrams, drawings (P&ID, control system schematics, wiring drawings, I/O lists, pneumatic and hydraulic drawings, etc.) and written design specifications (Functional Specifications, Users Manuals, Sequence of Operations, etc.).
  • Report on and/or present progress and status of projects and assignments in various formats to internal and external audiences in English.
  • Provide assistance to Technical Support and Service personnel.
  • Travel to other SP facilities, vendors, or customer sites will be necessary.
Additional Information
Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Skills
  • 5 years minimum experience.
  • Experienced and proficient with PLC and motion such as Logix 5000 or Twincat. Siemens TiA Portal is a plus.
  • Experienced and proficient with SCADA software such as Aveva Wonderware, GE iFix, or FactoryTalk View is a plus.
  • Experience with validation procedures and change-control practices relating to control system development and modification is a plus.
  • Experience with controls validation and change-control procedures within an FDA and GMP regulated environment is a plus.
  • Experience with a Quality Management System based on the ISO-9001:2008 standard is a plus.
  • Experience with systems integration involving multiple vendors is a plus.
  • Experience designing, troubleshooting IP networks is a plus.
  • Experience using virtual environments such as VMWare or Hyper-V is a plus.
  • English B2. Other languages is a plus.
  • Must have programming well-designed, testable, efficient code skills.
  • Must have meticulous and organised approach to work skills.
  • Must have a logical, analytical and creative approach to problems skills.
  • Must have thoroughness and attention to detail skills.
  • Must have business skills and commercial awareness skills.
  • Must have the ability to work both in a team and alone and to manage their own workload skills.
  • Must have career motivation and a willingness to continue to further their knowledge and skills.
  • Must have an ability to learn new skills and technologies quickly.
  • Must have an awareness of current issues affecting the industry and its technologies.
By applying for this role, you give permission for SP to use and store your personal information contained within your CV or any other relevant information you provide to review your application for the specific role applied for. We will process this data for recruitment purposes only, this may include being sent to the US for review and further processing. We will not disclose your information to any third party unless legally required to do so.
We would like to keep this data until our open role is filled. When that period is over, we will archive the information which will be deleted annually.
All employees have the responsibility to work in a safe manner and report any health, safety or environmental concern to their manager or supervisor in a timely manner.
Employee responsibilities for Health, Safety and Environment include:
  • Work in compliance with divisional health, safety and environmental procedures
  • Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tagout methods
  • Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts
  • Report defect in any equipment or protective device
  • Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
  • Attend all required health, safety and environmental training
  • Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
  • Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
  • Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Spain

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
ATS Scientific Products
ATS Scientific Products

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Research, industry and healthcare professionals throughout the world rely on ATS Scientific Products' synergistic collection of fill-finish drug manufacturing solutions, freeze dryers, durable benchtop equipment, laboratory apparatus and scientific glassware to keep their manufacturing and research running smoothly and efficiently. Our market leading brands of scientific products include Genevac, VirTis, Hull, PennTech, i-Dositecno, FTS, Hotpack, Bel-Art, H-B Instrument, Ableware, Wilmad-LabGlass and Service, and represent over 400 combined years of experience, quality and innovation. Headquartered in Warminster, PA, Scientific Products has manufacturing locations throughout the United States and Europe. Explore and learn more about why we are proud to be a trusted partner by leading organizations in Pharmaceuticals, Life Science, Higher Education, Ophthalmic, PetroChemical, Clinical Diagnostics, Food & Beverage Production and Environmental Testing and Monitoring and more. Scientific Products – Where your confidence is our success!
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