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Lead Automation Engineer

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Job Type
10 Jun 2022


  • The Lead Automation Engineer will have overall responsibility for managing regulatory aspects of the sites networked engineering data collection, monitoring, and SCADA systems.
  • This individual will provide oversight and compliance during operation and change management of sites Environmental Monitoring System, Utilities Management System, Calibration Management System, and other similar engineering SCADA and Data Collection Systems.
  • The Lead Automation Engineer will provide the necessary leadership, resources (internal and external) to ensure the success of the automation and controls for engineering projects at the site.


  • Assuring various user levels have appropriate, documented training and authorization for access to engineering managed computer systems.
  • Implementation of compliance initiatives including monitoring of system security procedures and practices, review of audit trails and system logins for conformance and assessment of cumulative change impact.
  • Manage and execute automation and controls for capital investments at the site, as well as develop site procedures for documentation of automation control systems, from specifications through operational procedures.
  • Partner with other engineering, production and validation leads to ensure proper project management of all site capital projects.
  • Develop and oversee regulatory design aspects for quality related engineering managed computer systems.


  • Bachelor's degree (chemical, computer, mechanical, electrical engineering or relevant discipline) with 5+ years of experience required, Pharmaceutical Industry preferred.
  • Master's degree (chemical, computer, mechanical, electrical engineering or relevant discipline) with 3+ years Engineering experience required, Pharmaceutical Industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of working with computers and associated applications such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint are required.


  • Ideal candidate will have broad experience in a pharmaceutical environment with a hands-on understanding of control and data acquisition systems, IT infrastructures, automated calibration and maintenance management systems
  • Experience in designing and implementing PLC, SCADA, OPC, Data Management or networked automated systems and electronic batch records.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management to timelines and budgets is a requirement.
  • Experience in troubleshooting issues to root cause and recommending and implementing effective corrective actions.
  • Ensure that proven practices are defined and understood by team members who have the responsibility to implement automation systems
  • Display excellent interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Manage capital projects from conceptual phases through equipment installations, cGMP compliance, commissioning, validation and continuous improvement.
  • Have hands-on experience with engineering design, commissioning and validation.
  • Planning and scheduling experience in these activities is required.


  • Able to stand for extended hours for test runs
  • Able to climb ladders/steps
  • Able to lift items of 25lbs


  • Ability to work extended hours, holidays and/or weekends as needed.

Other Job Details:

  • Relocation support available

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  • Job Reference: 620978506-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: pfizer
  • Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent