Controls/MES Support Engineer--ENTRY LEVEL

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Our client, a global biotherapeutics company is seeking 4 MES Engineers due to a $3B expansion. Nice rural location with good schools/communities/low cost of living, approximately an hour from downtown Chicago.

Job Description
This position provides hands on first response automation technical support for manufacturing and utilities at the site plant. This position supports the factory on a 12 hour 2-2, 3-2, 2-3 basis.


Requirements 


• Established technically competent Controls Engineer/Specialist whom independently solves problems, develops and implements solutions 
• Understands business contexts of assignments and makes decisions which impact profitability 
• Demonstrated skills in automation solutions including Batch, PLC systems, HMI packages, SCADA systems, Visual Basic and PC networking technology. Additional MES knowledge is not required, but beneficial. 
• Familiarity with electrical power and distribution systems, NEC codes, electrical installations and electrical panel building.


Responsibilities


1. Support manufacturing and utilities within the shift engineering support team. The shift engineering support team provides 24-7 on call support to manufacturing on a 12 hour 2-2, 3-2, 2-3 (days on-days off) shift basis with the possibility of night shifts.

2. Develop a general understanding of the plant processes and products to provide technical support to all manufacturing areas.

3. Proficient programmer in one or more areas of automation programming languages and platforms. Preferred automation systems (shown in order of preference) include Allen-Bradley (Factory Talk platforms, ControlLogix, PLC-5, SLC, Panelview, View SE), Modicon Unity, Modicon Proworx 32, GE iFix and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Siemens (PCS7, WinCC).

4. Understands electrical power and distribution systems, NEC codes, electrical installations and electrical panel building.

5. Able to conduct root cause analysis and drive resolution to complex problems.

6. Develops a network of internal and external contacts appropriate to the job. When assigned, able to oversee (external) consultants.

7. Assists the department in developing policies, programs, SOPs, and Quality and Engineering standards to meet current industry, corporate Quality, and external Regulatory requirements.

8. Maintains close contact with QA and Manufacturing groups to assure effective communication on process/facility problems and issues related to process controls.

Qualifications


BS or AS in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. 
In lieu of an Engineering degree, technical experience in a pharmaceutical or regulated industry may be considered.
0-3 years in pharma or process related in a regulated environment.
Good mechanical and electrical aptitude; good communication skills.





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