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Sr. Controls Engineer

Company: ATR International
Location: Westbrook
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.
Life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.
Our location in Westbrook, Maine currently has an opportunity for a Senior Controls Engineer. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting product development from concept through sustained manufacturing of FDA regulated products. Completion of process development, equipment acquisition and leadership of supporting development partners. Experience with manufacturing processes, quality/cost savings initiatives and implementation of engineering principles while assuring compliance with cGMP, quality and safety standards. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Process development, equipment specification, acquisition and implementation.
  • Evaluation of machine logic and controls to troubleshoot equipment and identify process improvement opportunities.
  • Integration of controls hardware and software into new and existing manufacturing equipment.
  • Design of experiments, validation, completion of testing and analysis of data.
  • Suggests and supports new methods or materials for continual improvement of quality and efficiency.
  • Analyzes current equipment for process suitability and provides detailed plans for improvement
  • Creates and revises manufacturing documents, specifications, standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety instructions, validation protocols, risk assessments, and procedures and other technical documents to ensure compliant, efficient and safe procedures
  • Works with other engineers and technicians in developing solutions and improvements in materials, equipment and process as necessary
  • Actively participates in teams as necessary to ensure continual improvement, safety and compliance
  • Lead cross functional project teams and coordinate activities.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
    • Bachelor's degree (BS) in engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 10 years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Experience working in a GMP, FDA, ISO and USDA regulated environment preferred
    • Must be able to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of the problem requires evaluation of obscure or unknown data
    • Must be able to use precision measuring equipment, hand and power tools
    • Must be able to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects
    • Familiarity with cGMP and ISO 13485 regulations and practices is desired
    • Familiarity with a variety of material testing and measuring methods
    • Previous experience with common manufacturing automation technologies and architectures is required. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) (Allen Bradley Logix5000 experience preferred)o Ability to read and troubleshoot existing ladder logic.o Ability to generate new ladder logic for the sequencing of complex manufacturing tasks.
      • Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) (Allen-Bradley Factory Talk View experience preferred)o Ability to modify and troubleshoot existing user interfaces.o Ability to design and implement new user interface functionality.
        • Motion Control to include Servo Drives, VFD's and Stepper Drives.o Ability to troubleshoot and tune control loops.
          • Robots (Staubli and/or Epson experience preferred)o Ability to modify robot programs and taught positions.o Ability to sequence new robot paths and functions.
            • Vision Systems (Cognex and/or Keyence experience preferred)o Ability to troubleshoot existing vision inspection applications.o Ability to design new systems to include lens and lighting selection.o Ability to create robust inspection logic for the disposition of product.
              • Electrical Aptitudeo Ability to read and trace machine control systems from electrical printso Ability to troubleshoot common machine control hardware (relays, fuses, breakers, etc.)o Ability to generate and modify electrical prints to support controls upgrade and integration.

Keywords: ATR International, New England , Sr. Controls Engineer, Engineering , Westbrook, Northeast

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