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Senior Automation Engineer

Horizon Controls Group
Indianapolis, IN
  • May 20, 2023
  • Full-Time

The Senior Automation Engineer is responsible for the integration of new process equipment in addition to maintaining, troubleshooting, and modifying existing GMP and non-GMP control systems for a GMP life sciences site. Systems include plant wide SCADA, 3rd party skid and stand-alone control systems, freezers, air handlers, chillers, and Building Management Systems.


  • Provide technical expertise for the design, configuration, installation, and maintenance of automation software and associated hardware; including interacting with other teams as necessary.
  • Provide oversight or participation on all automation aspects of future projects including integration of 3rd party equipment to the plant DCS and BMS systems, data concentration, batch reporting, and data retention.
  • Support 24x7 site-based operations after startup.
  • Prepare scopes of work and lead automation contractors as required to complete required work within project timelines.
  • Develop project objectives working with user requirements and business plans.
  • Determine equipment or system specifications and most cost-effective technology to be implemented.
  • Participate in discussions with internal business partners on priorities and timelines, consistently supporting the transparent sharing of information.
  • Develop equipment specifications in standard documentation - User Requirements (URS), Functional Specification (FS) and Detail Design Specifications (DDS/HDS/SDS).
  • Participate in operational excellence and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Problem solve any technically related issues impacting production.
  • Create and update procedures to drive operational efficiency and compliance.
  • Implement and revise SOPs to conform with standards and policies.

  • Minimum of 3 years of industrial automation experience in a regulated industry, 10 years of engineering experience post bachelor's degree
  • PLC and HMI troubleshooting and programming experience
  • Industrial networking experience, and manufacturing or packaging support and troubleshooting experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering i.e. Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, or their technical equivalent
  • Proven ability to work across technical and business functions while building effect partnerships


PTO - 18 days (Company Policy)
Federal - 6 days
Employee Healthcare - we have four options; one of them we cover 100% for the employee
Identity Theft Insurance - Employee policy 100% covered by HCG
401K - with a company match of up to 3.5%
HCG also offer 401K Profit Sharing
HCG Technical - Company Laptop provided if needed
HCG brand items - Clothing, Stationery, Quarterly care packs etc.

We support our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts because we believe that by cultivating an environment where our diverse employees can share their ideas and thrive, we will be able to better serve our organization and our global customers. Our commitment is that we have an inclusive culture that values each of our employee's background, by empowering our staff to feel valued, have a sense of belonging, make positive contributions to the communities in which they live and work, and be proud to be part of Horizon Controls Group.

Horizon Controls Group


Indianapolis, IN
46262 USA



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