Sr. Manufacturing Engineer in Automation in Grand Island, NY at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is recruiting for a Sr. Manufacturing Engineer in Automation. In this role, you will be responsible for oversight of manufacturing engineering projects including: programming modifications of machinery and equipment, specification and procurement of new equipment and tooling, equipment installation and start-up, and supervision of team members (which can include maintenance, CAD operators, mechanics, and electricians).


  • Perform automation/controls programming and engineering functions in accordance with accepted practices and company standards.
  • Manage engineering projects from conception through completion:
    • Interpret equipment capabilities and specifications.
    • Define equipment required to achieve optimal production.
    • Prepare detailed project scopes of work.
    • Develop electrical schematics.
    • Prepare and manage schedules.
    • Manage installation and modifications.
    • Programming and troubleshooting of PLCs and HMIs.
    • Start-up and training.
  • Investigate equipment performance and identify any problems for corrective actions and solutions.
  • Work closely with all internal team members to identify issues and implement improvements.
  • Writes/revises SOPs, User Requirement Specs, Functional Requirement Specs, Design Specs, Qualifications, etc.
  • Executes Factory and Site Acceptance Tests, Machinability Studies, and validation protocols.
  • Writes and executes Risk Analysis (i.e. FMEA and Fishbone Diagrams) and Engineering Change Orders.
  • Maintain GMP compliance.
  • Utilize continuous improvement methodology to improve internal processes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (engineering discipline)
  • 5-10 years’ automation/controls engineering experience
  • PLC/HMI experience including Allen Bradley and/or Siemens
  • RSLogix experience
  • Experience with equipment/machinery installation and start-up
  • Experience from FDA or other highly regulated environment
    • Pharmaceutical industry highly preferred
  • Project management experience
  • Good computer skills; experience with AutoCAD or SolidWorks
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and driven individual
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Stable/solid work history


•             Company offers competitive benefits

•             Company is open to assisting with relocation

•             6% bonus potential 

Employment Type:

•             Direct hire

•             Full time

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.