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Senior Automation Engineer

Date:  Sep 22, 2021
Location: 

Maryland Heights, MO, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.

 

With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.

 

Summary of Position

The Senior Automation Engineer will develop automation solutions and participate in various phases of automation projects including creating design specifications, software configuration and testing, as well as commissioning and start-up of a variety of high speed and other automated manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate will have a track record of proficiency with client relationships, control systems, troubleshooting and high intensity environments.

Essential Functions

  • Create and design automation control systems and create project documentation and drawings to meet customer requirements.
  • Diagnose automation problems and interact with teams, clients and vendors.
  • Configure software and hardware packages according to client design specification.
  • Program PLCs (Allen-Bradley, Rockwell, Siemens, ABB), HMI / SCADAs (FactoryTalk, Cimplicity, Wonderware, Ignition)
  • Communicate with project stakeholders the progress relative to plan
  • Manage engineering projects as assigned
  • Manage project deliverables to agreed schedule and scope
  • Manage site construction, installation and commissioning
  • Manage start-up support of integrated control systems
  • Validate and commission facility systems following established execution protocols and ensure a successful turnover of the system to the customer.

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or similar degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of direct experience as a controls engineer working on automated processes/system integration in a Food, Beverage, Brewery, Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotechnology, Consumer Health Product or other industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Certifications and continuous education credits on PLC (AB, Siemens S7) is highly preferred.
  • Experience creating and designing automation controls systems (PLC, SCADA).
  • Solid understanding of instrumentation and controls (I&C).
  • A solid understanding of engineering documentation such as P&IDs, process flow diagrams and standard operating procedures.
  • Experience with field instrumentation, control system installation and configuration.
  • Familiarity with machine safety applications, electrical power distribution and control panel design.
  • Proficient with written and verbal technical communication including generating reports and conducting group presentations.
  • Willingness to travel to support project installation and start-up activities, attend client meetings, management meetings, company sponsored training and industry related seminars, forums or conventions. Overnight travel may be required.

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment coupled with approximately 80% time in radiopharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory environments.
  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
  • Willingness to work in a team-based environment.
  • Close attention to detail required.
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours. 
  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs with or without accommodation. 
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 


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