BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Automation/Process Improver in Juncos,

Job Description SummaryProvide technical leadership in the maintenance, troubleshooting, modifications and qualification of automated production equipment.

Job Description

Maintenance Functions :

  • Develop and execute software change control and disaster recovery procedures for automation systems such as PLCs, HMIs, servomotor drivers, Visions inspection systems.

  • Provide technical guidance to Maintenance Technicians in the Troubleshooting, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance of Automated Production Equipment.

  • Develop procedures for the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance automation related devices such as servomotors, PLCs, sensors, encoders and vision inspection systems. Train Maintenance Technicians and Set Up operators on these procedures.

  • Create procedures for the configuration, adjustments, routine challenge and other verification procedures for Vision Systems, sensors and other inspection devices. Train Maintenance Technicians and Set-up Operators these procedures.

  • Develop and train technicians in procedures for the creation and maintenance of samples use for challenge.

  • Provide continuity to the solution of technical problems in production equipment.

  • Provide support to Project/Process Engineers, if applicable, assigned to each production area to evaluate, recommend and implement improvements to the Maintenance Instructions for Production equipment.

  • Position may be assigned to second shift as needed in order to provide technical leadership presence and continuity to equipment troubleshooting.

  • Maintain and own Software Change Control and Disaster recovery procedures for automation devices.

Project/Process Engineering Functions:

  • Responsible for the automation aspects of the actual, new process or equipment technology transfers.

  • Design and implement automation related improvement projects requiring modification of existing devices or installation of new devices or equipment in order to improve production line efficiency.

  • Must be able to develop and execute validations protocols, engineering studies and design of experiments.

  • Perform programming and configuration changes to automation and control equipment such as PLCs, Vision Systems, HMIs, motor drives, sensors and others.

Qualification Functions:

  • Execution of software change control procedure for production equipment automation devices.

  • Creation and execution of disaster recovery procedure for production equipment automation devices.

  • Perform Installation, Operational Qualification, PO and Engineering Studies related to PLC, HMI, Visions systems and other automation device modifications to actual or new installations.

Regulatory Compliance Functions:

  • Provide automation technical support to Project/Process Engineers if applicable, in investigations such as: Corrective and Preventive Actions, Customer Complaints and Quality Notifications.

  • Comply with all local, state and federal and international regulatory agencies such as FDA, OSHA and ISO.

  • Comply with cGMPs and BD regulations.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering preferred.

  • 5 years experience in an Engineering/Maintenance position in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industry.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills based on superior technical knowledge.

  • Bilingual oral and written communication skills (English/Spanish).

  • Experienced in PLC programming and troubleshooting.

  • Experienced in Visions System operation and troubleshooting.

  • Proficient in Electronics, Electricity and Industrial Mechanics.

  • Proficient in reading and interpretation of Engineering, electrical and electronic diagrams and machine drawings.

  • Experience in the design and building of control panels for production equipment.

  • Exposure to qualification protocols and software change control procedures.

  • Knowledge of cGMPs, FDA, ISO and OSHA regulations and requirements.

  • Prior supervisory experience is beneficial but not essential.

  • Good interpersonal skills required to lead a group of technicians and interact on a daily basis with Engineering, Production and Quality Assurance personnel.

Primary Work LocationUSA PR Juncos - Road 31

Additional Locations

Work Shift12 Hour Day Shift 5am-530 pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status