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Applications Engineer in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Ref No.: 17-01391
Location: Clayton, North Carolina
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 11/06/2017 to 11/02/2018

Project Description:
Responsible for ensuring reliable & consistent operation of identified local manufacturing applications that are required to operate 24x7. Improve reliability of the process control systems to meet current & projected customer, business & regulatory requirements through the following activities:
  • People Focus.
  • Equipment Focus.
  • Standards "Gatekeeper”.
  • Work primarily with production (shop floor) & corporate as a liaison ensuring application understanding & managing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Present initiatives & information accurately & explain industry jargon in a clear manner for customers.
  • Identify application requirements through relationship building & effective stakeholder management.
  • Gather information about stakeholders' needs/process gaps & develop/implement action plans that support the production goals.
  • Provides input to product feature enhancements & process improvements.
  • Provide resolutions to system related issues & discrepancies.
  • Coordinate & oversee software upgrades & releases to applicable systems.
  • Coach & train colleagues & stakeholders in relevant areas.
  • Schedule & execute plans in coordination with manufacturing schedules.
  • Operate as lead on projects that involve specified application solutions.
  • Develop & maintain process application standards, specifications & maintenance plans.
  • Own self development & initiative to understand the site process control systems.
  • Support audits & inspections as SME for specified process applications.
  • Utilize the appropriate cLEAN® tools within the main areas of Systematic Problem Solving, process improvement, & project management.
  • Operate within compliance with a Quality Mindset that focuses on risk management & mitigation.
  • Implement effective Change Management.
  • Support Corporate, DFP, local IT, & local stakeholder initiatives & projects.
  • Govern behavior based on the Client Way.
  • Other accountabilities as assigned.

Required Skills:
  • 3+ years of experience to manage PAS-X (an application that manages and archives production processes).
  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent required. ME or EE with experience in Computer Engineering preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in the following applications or technologies: PAS-X, POInT, PLC, SCADA.
  • BA/BS in IT/Engineering/related field or equivalent (experience + education).
  • 5-8+ years IT or engineering experience in process based manufacturing, utility, &/or packaging systems.

Technical/Process/Functional Knowledge:
  • Knowledgeable in the following applications or technologies: PAS-X, POInT, PLC, SCADA.

  • Proven expertise, (e.g. project management) in planning/organization & project execution, follow-up, & completion.

Must haves:
  • Ability to understand customer needs.
  • Application modeling experience.
  • Process mapping experience.
  • Ability to assess processes for customers.
  • Excellent customer service/support skills.
  • Prior manufacturing experience.

Nice to have:
  • Pharma experience.
  • Change Control experience.
This 12+ month position starts ASAP.

Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Angie: