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Automation Engineer in Portsmouth, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

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Job ID: PAL003301

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.
Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.
Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.
Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.
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Position Objectives: 

• Working within the R&D group to develop automation on production systems for the Biopharmaceutical market.  
• Develop automation from the early phase, managing specifications, design, industrialization, and transfer to manufacturing as part of a global multi-disciplinary product development team.  
• This role will focus on common standards for automation architecture and overall strategy in collaboration with hardware and software engineering. 
• Interact with and support other departments and outsourced teams (such as supply chain, quality, logistics and product management) to facilitate handover and ensure all have required knowledge of products.

Role and Duties:

Be a resource for ongoing development projects by: 

• Working with process experts to translate bioprocess requirements into automated system user requirements and functional specifications.
• Working with automation suppliers to review technical documents e.g. software design specifications. 
• Defining what tests need to be performed on the automated system to meet the functional requirements then executing these test procedures.
• Transferring qualified design packages to engineering group for customer configuration.
• Authoring documentation for internal audiences as well as end users.
• Providing ongoing expertise for technical problem solving post-launch.  Collaborating with maintenance teams during development and assisting with generation of strong maintenance procedures.
• Travel will vary according to project needs but may be up to 30% across multiple months.  

Job Requirements


Minimum BSc degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering/(Bio)chemical engineering or closely allied discipline.
Knowledge of GAMP (Good Automated Manufacturing Practices).

Desirable Skills :

• Proven experience in industrial automation engineering or relevant product design.
• Proven track record of product development including management of outside contractors, automation architecture design, authorship of specifications, maintenance of appropriate documentation and ability to work within a global multi-disciplinary team.
• Demonstrated success in leadership including developing and executing project plans and reporting plans/results to management. 
• PLC and HMI programming : Rockwell, Siemens & Wonderware system platform.
• Wiring industrial control panels.
• Knowledge or some experience of building/designing SCADA systems.
• Knowledge or some experience of building/designing recipe managers according to ISA-88.
• Familiarity with the biopharmaceutical industry and applicable security regulations.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.