Automation Engineer in Bloomsburg, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Seeking Automation Engineers for a large plant in central PA to support !

Job Description 


The Automation Engineer will ensure that Automated Manufacturing processes are developed and implemented to support all plant performance objectives including improved safety, quality and reduces cost in order to improve the output. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities: 


• Lead automation projects, including the specification of equipment, justification of costs, implementation into 
• manufacturing operations, and qualification of equipment; 
• Champion the transition of traditional manufacturing processes to automated processes and develops a strategic plan to 
• increase the uses of automation throughout the business; 
• Provide specialized technical expertise in the application and use of Control, Automation technology and Manufacturing 
• Execution System (MES) for plant facilities and processes; 
• Improve the overall safety of the plant’s equipment and processes; 
• Support the integration of smart manufacturing strategy elements to include planning, budgeting, and execution of Level 1, 2 & 3 systems across manufacturing processes; 
• Participate in development of long range process and facilities planning, capital expenditure and cost savings programs; 
• Provide engineering innovations that will improve process control and product quality; 
• Drive continuous improvement activities to eliminate all waste, especially as related to maintenance downtime, safety, work practices and employee involvement; 
• Work closely with Production, Engineering, Planning and other departments (Purchasing, Maintenance or outside vendors) to plan work activities; 
• Perform / direct the design, development, installation, cost control, and evaluation of complex engineering projects; 
• Maintain knowledge of current and new automation technologies in order to identify opportunities to implement in our manufacturing operations; 
• Lead problem solving of automated equipment issues to root cause to eliminate downtime and flow interruptions; 
• Assist in the education and training of employees that directly interact with the automated processes. 


Major Activities: 


• Maintain a current awareness of the “state-of-the-art” in mechanical, electrical, control, and automation techniques; 
• Forward thinking, tireless driver for change that results in sustainable improvement. 


Basic Qualifications: 


• Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Information Technology from an accredited institution 
• Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position 
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Familiarity with programming VB.Net, C#,ASP.Net, Java, Java Script, Microsoft SQL Server, MS Reporting Services, Windows, VMware Server Administration, and Network Management 
• Experience focusing on automation or controls in a manufacturing or industrial environment 
• Experience with software programs for Robots, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, or similar control and automation products 
• Device integration experience via serial, TCP/IP and proprietary protocols

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.




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