Senior Automation Engineer

Bend, Oregon

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 59706

This Role is Onsite.
Senior Automation Engineer

Our client is seeking a Senior Automation Engineer to assist their organization in Bend, Oregon. As a Senior Automation Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting the troubleshooting, repair, modification, and installation, of pharmaceutical process equipment and building systems as part of a team. A successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with automated industrial control systems and instrumentation, and possess a collaborative mindset; working with other colleagues on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Open communication, a team-oriented mindset, and a desire to learn are key attributes.

Senior Automation Engineer Responsibilities
Assist in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of automated process and facility equipment and control systems.
Support equipment startup, commissioning, and qualification activities.
Troubleshoot and repair automated industrial control systems to support manufacturing and development operations.
Perform hands-on, detailed work, in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
Collaborate with internal multi-disciplinary team members to design/modify equipment to support GMP operation, product development, and R&D activities
Work collaboratively with automation team colleagues, support electrical and automation designs of senior colleagues, communicate openly, and learn from each other.
Support field installation of instrumentation and controls devices to system control panels.
Support updates to data historian systems (OSIsoft PI System).

Senior Automation Engineer Qualifications
Associates Degree in Industrial Controls / Automation / Engineering Technology or similar field at minimum.
Experience working with industrial automation, instrumentation and controls, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
Experience in biotech/pharmaceutical engineering preferred.
After hours support of manufacturing operations on an on-call rotation basis required.
Electrical troubleshooting and safety practices a plus.
Familiarity with Allen Bradley PLC and HMI development environment a plus.
Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems and automated equipment in a GMP environment a plus.
Knowledge of 2D CAD systems to support electrical and system documentation preferred.
Familiarity with P&IDs a plus.
Familiarity with SCADA and Building Automation Systems preferred.

Salary: Starting at 105k. (DOE)

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies’ staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.


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