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Automation Engineer

Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Oceanside, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Automation Engineer V
Why Yoh? Yoh knows greater talent, that’s why.
We are looking for a highly motivated Automation Engineer V to join the Manufacturing Operations team. As the newest addition to the growing team, your technical and rigorous approach will be focused on performing automation and instrumentation and control engineering design services for existing facility projects, including upgrades and capacity expansions, as well as equipment upgrading and replacement.
This role would suit a successful BS/MS in Engineering graduate with minimum of 5-years’ experience in GMP for the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, as well as must have a minimum of 8 years applicable automation and/or instrument control system experience.
Yoh is in a unique position, we have to find the best technical talent, provide services to some of the world’s largest companies, and be a great employer. We do that with the great people we have working for us. This Automation Engineer V opportunity is with our client in the Oceanside, CA area. This client is globally recognized as a leader in Biotechnology innovation.
We strive to be a company that embraces diversity, is inclusive, and thrives on learning so that our employees feel respected and invited to contribute to the success of our company, clients, suppliers, and communities.
Your Contribution
Essential Functions
  • Perform automation and instrumentation and control engineering design services for existing facility projects, including upgrades and capacity expansions, equipment upgrading and replacement.
  • Produce and review design drawings and specification documents (URS, FS, DS, etc.).
  • Generate, execute, and review design testing, generate, and participate in functional specification testing, and perform field inspection services.
  • Generate, execute, and review Installation, Operational, and Performance Qualification protocols.
  • Generate, review, and approve GMP Lifecycle Documents (e.g., risk documents, trace matrices, periodic review, etc.)
  • Execute and track progress of change records.
  • Manage personal project activities (design and qualification) following Genentech/Roche business processes to deliver results that are right first time, on-time with schedule requirements and reconciled to the budget.
  • Troubleshooting of automation and critical process utility systems.
  • Lead plant operations to assess discrepant events and changes for automation impact, deliver automation solutions to resolve operational issues, assist in troubleshooting and providing real time on floor support of manufacturing operations, participate in site coordination meetings and attend network meetings.
  • Adhere to site SOPs and WIs for daily and project deliverables and provide improvements to business processes.
  • Attendance and participation in department and staff meetings.
  • Maintain training qualifications.
  • Adhere to company policies regarding performance management, department time reporting and notification requirements, budget, and expense reporting guidelines.
  • Track project deliverables and provide status updates to project team.
  • Ensures the integration of environmental health, safety, and security into the business processes, systems, and programs while reporting safety and environmental incidents including injuries, illnesses, and safety suggestions within one’s functional area.
  • Fosters a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt..
Your Accomplishments
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Science preferred) and 5 years’ experience, or Master’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Science preferred) and 4 years’ experience.
    • Minimum of 5 years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry/GMP experience.
    • Minimum of 8 years applicable automation and/or instrument and control system experience.
  • Strong DeltaV Coding experience.
  • Knowledge of computer aided manufacturing automation.
  • Ability to comply with cGMP requirements (gowning, documentation, and procedures) for performing work within the manufacturing facility.
  • Demonstrate strong working knowledge of PC based programs and web based systems.
  • Experience with Biopharmaceutical manufacturing, design or/and construction.
  • Knowledge of process, utility and building control systems.
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines, experience in generation of controlled documents.
  • Qualification experience related to control and computer systems.
  • Ability to generate engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of ISA standards and practices for instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of PID control theories and techniques.
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, and associated programming languages (RS Logix Preferred).
  • Practical knowledge of distributed control systems, and associated programming languages
  • All employees with jobs that require access to the Warehouse must be able to pass the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA).
Desired Not Required:
  • P2 experience is strongly preferred.
Your Benefits & Compensation
Compensation: $50.00 - 120.00/hr, depending on experience.  
Contract Length 18-Months w-possibility of extending
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • 401K Retirement Saving Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Discount Programs
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Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company


Oceanside, CA