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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Mount Vernon, IN

Mount Vernon, IN
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Do you have a desire to join a team that is improving and enriching the lives of others? Do you have a vision to be part of a world-class manufacturer of innovative medicines for patients, and a manufacturer that is admired for its performance, its people, and its partnerships? Through your contributions you will be helping support the manufacturing of products using current Good Manufacturing Practices. You will become part of a rapidly growing team that is recognized and rewarded for their commitment. You will be working in an environment that is dynamic, entrepreneurial and fosters collaboration and innovation - and where you will make a real impact. So, be part of the team which makes us an innovation-driven, science-led company, standing firmly among the world's leaders in biopharmaceuticals. The Senior Automation Engineer is responsible for lifecycle management of GMP manufacturing control and information systems at the Mt. Vernon site. br br The role is accountable for system delivery, management to technical and compliance standards, maintenance to prevent or address obsolescence, and decommissioning and archiving activities at end of life. Primary focus areas include project support for implementation of new automation systems, system lifecycle management, and change management for system enhancements and upgrades. br br The role works across site business functions, Ops IT and the global Automation community of practice to ensure optimal service delivery is achieved. br br Typical Accountabilities br br * Define and implement business strategies related to control systems and integration between MES and manufacturing and packaging automation systems and data historian. br * Implement systems, servers, and networks in accordance with OpsIT policies and guidelines for architecture and security. br * Lead project activities including interactions with equipment vendors, system integrators, and contracted personnel to implement projects involving automated equipment, control systems and information systems to meet quality and technical standards. br * Partner with the Process Execution Teams to prioritize and implement modifications/upgrades to improve quality and operational effectiveness. br * Serve as a subject matter expert for automation systems during internal audits and regulatory inspections. br * In coordination with Maintenance Technicians, provide support for manufacturing automation systems. Escalated issues may require over-night and weekend resolution to assure supply to patients. br * Execute the engineering effort and implement software modifications to automation systems as required for process and efficiency improvements and technology maintenance in accordance with developed strategies. br * Initiate and review area change proposals as required. Develops software test protocols to support GMP compliant systems br * Perform periodic maintenance, testing, backups, security reviews, and updates of applicable SOPs related to Automation systems. br * Immediately report issues related to computer systems and equipment that could affect the production of materials and/or the delivery of products to customers. br * Monitor system hardware and software components for obsolescence and prepare cost estimates and project plans to support business cases for remediation. br * Lead data archive activities for systems at end of life. br * Maintain a safe work environment and follow site SHE policies and procedures. br * Perform any other related duties assigned by supervision.