Senior Automation Engineer
Hamilton, MT 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description
Site Name: USA - Montana - Hamilton
Posted Date: Aug 5 2022

The Senior Automation Engineer assists Technical Services Management in leading a team responsible for the performance of daily activities associated with Automation Engineering duties. The Sr. Automation Engineer participates all the technical aspects of automated systems, low voltage systems, and PLC controls, and the responsibilities include coordination of suppliers, design management, lifecycle code management for automated systems, commissioning, and IQ/OQ for assigned systems.

GSK has made the decision to require all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowed by the state or local law and where vaccine supply is readily available. GSK employees working in Montana are excluded from the Company mandate per House Bill 702.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

Environment Health & Safety: Responsible for application of GSK safety and environmental guidelines; promotes a safety culture; performs and advises work in a manner to ensure safety of co-workers, process, equipment, and self; responsible to serve as a technical advisor to the technical services leadership team, the process safety council, project teams, and Process Safety Management for automated services

Quality & Compliance: Ensures all activities are executed following quality and regulatory standards; promotes a quality mindset and a quality excellence approach to all activities; with supervision, facilitates a holistic business operation model by integrating and managing non-GMP policies, cGMP compliant lifecycle management rules for automation infrastructure of the covered process, and industry leading automation practices and technology

Continuous Improvement: Drives lifecycle management for assigned infrastructure to include the OT network (Servers/Switches/Network/Firewall Rules/Process Historian/DeltaV BPCS/SIS), PLCs, controllers, and supporting ancillary systems; leads change through others by constantly examining existing processes and systems to determine more efficient and improved ways to do things; establishes a proactive culture within the Automation Engineering group to establish "looking forward" solutions

Enable and Drive Change: Adept in determining technical solutions for problems and issues and leveraging relationships and influencing others to the desired way of thinking; leads communication strategies to bridge gaps between technical and non-technical staff; builds and deploys structured tools that will position the site to sustain the improvements made through the deployment of an Automation Engineering program

Flexible Thinking: Delivers results by analyzing situations to determine the best solution for issues at hand; able to think creatively to and strategically to accomplish what is best for the department, site, and organization

Developing People: Develops Automation Engineering skills and expertise and shares that knowledge with others in the organization

Accountability: Accountable to the TS Management for automated systems and team competency as related to assigned platforms and systems; ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in order to achieve deliverables and adhere to timelines and budgets

Authority: Drives both team and individual performance; develops a cohesive and unified team that is aligned to department, site, and corporate goals; coordinates Automation Engineering group work schedules, including time away, to ensure proper coverage; escalates issues that could present a cGMP noncompliance or an unsafe work environment

Why you?Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree In Engineering (Chemical or Electrical)
  • 5+ years of engineering experience in design, construction, manufacturing or automation
  • Experience with Rockwell PLC (programmable logic control orders)

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Experience in pharmaceutical or highly regulated industry
  • Experience with OSI Soft Software
  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Familiarity with Delta V automation platform
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why GSK?

At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we're making the biggest changes we've made to our business in over 20 years. We're on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together - all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients - so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact - with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing - with integrity and care because people count on us . So, if you're ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.





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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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