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Automation Systems Engineer

  • Location

    Raleigh, NC, USA

  • Sector:

    Life Sciences

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  • Salary:

    $110,000 - $140,000

  • Contact:

    James Brookes

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Automation Systems Engineer

North Carolina


Hamlyn Williams are currently working very closely with a Pharmaceutical Systems Engineering Consultancy, who are looking to expand due to a huge increase in sales and demand for their services, across a number of projects in the North Carolina area. They are currently looking for a number of Automation Systems Engineers to join, with a strong understanding of DCS/PLC programming and commissioning and a background of working in the Life Science industry. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, configuration, integration and implementation of process control solutions for various industries
  • Design process control and automation by utilizing P&IDs, PFDs, and other process and instrumentation documentation, based on S95, ISA S88 standard
  • Ability to read an develop P&IDs and loop descriptions for various plants, processes, and/or equipment
  • Develop User Requirement Specifications.
  • Develop software and hardware design specifications.
  • Design, program, implement, test and document process control applications.
  • Develop control system validation/testing protocols.
  • Specify and purchase process instrumentation
  • Specify and purchase DeltaV components, drives, and other electrical components and equipment.
  • Develop electrical panel schematics.
  • Develop scope of supply documents.
  • Assist with estimates of man-hours required to complete projects.
  • Manage automation projects as assigned.
  • Monitor progress of projects
  • Install, test, and start-up control systems on-site
  • Train operators and engineers on control systems


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Electrical Engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience 
  • Thorough knowledge of process instrumentation and control systems
  • Experience designing and programming control systems with emphasis on Emerson DeltaV DCS and/OR Rockwell RSlogix
  • Experience in commissioning and start-up of control systems is required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems from the field element up through operator interfaces and databases.
  • Experience with control system networking technologies and PC networking technology.
  • Experience working with SQL Server, Oracle, or other relational databases.
  • Experience in biotech / pharma, water, waste water, medical device, or the food industry is required.
  • Experience with PLC, HMI, and SCADA systems is a plus.
  • Specific knowledge of cGMPs and batch process control in the life science industry with validation experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of 21 CFR Part 11 requirements is a plus.
  • Experience with: Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet, As-i Bus, or Profibus is a plus.

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