Sr Engineer I, Control Systems

  • Company: Alcon
  • Location: Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
  • Posted: December 20, 2017
  • Reference ID: 230391BR
Job Purpose: Provide design, operational and maintenance skills for process control systems and connected field devices; design, code and implement programs; write validation IQ/OQ/PQ protocols; and provide control systems support for the modifications, troubleshooting, and improvement of systems.

Job Accountabilities:
Develop / Design / Implement / Validate control systems for new and existing production equipment and their interface devices (i.e. PLC, PC, User Interface, and embedded controls, etc.) and the interface of Information Systems (Network, Server) with Manufacturing Systems (PLC, PC, Data Collection Systems)). Provide technical support for manufacturing systems to Maintenance and other Departments. Use analytical skills and field experience to assure that equipment and/or process systems have been installed and are operating according to corporate specifications and are in compliance with published FDA guidelines. Use CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) to design and document system controls. Develop machine specifications for both internally and externally designed systems / software. Coordinate the activities of internal and external vendors to successfully develop interfaces and controls. Write / Perform PVS, IQ, OQ, and PQ for hardware and/or software of manufacturing systems. Occupational Demand Requirements: Position may require standing, walking, kneeling, twisting, driving, writing, talking, sitting, bending, climbing ladders/steps, handling, turning, stooping, balancing, carrying, grasping, use both feet, use both hands, reading, problem solving, verbal communication, reasoning, negotiating, written communications, customer contact/general public, math calculations, deadlines under pressure, learning/retaining technical information, exerting 10 or less lbs. of force to push/pull etc.

Position Title:
Sr Engineer I, Control Systems

Minimum requirements:
Bachelor's degree in relevant Engineering field or equivalent engineering-level experience. Proficiency in written and verbal English. 2+ years directly related Control Systems experience. 5+ years of Control Systems experience preferred. Collaborative and detail-oriented approach preferred.

Job Type:
Full Time


Work Location:
Sinking Spring, PA

Functional Area:
Technical Operations


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Company/Legal Entity:
Alcon Research, Ltd.

EEO Statement:
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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