Mar 23, 2024

Automation Engineer II

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Wilmington, OH 45177, USA
Full-Time Facilities

Job Description

Alkermes, Inc.



Alkermes is seeking a Process Automation Engineer for our Wilmington, OH site with responsibility for the design, programming, monitoring and maintenance of production and facilities process automation systems. Job duties include configuration and support of Rockwell Software applications, resolution of automation equipment issues and adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP's) in a GxP regulatory environment.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the planning, development, and deployment of automation solutions for on-site equipment
  • Provide run-the-business automation equipment of manufacturing systems including after-hours on-call
  • Write and edit design documentation, both functional and detailed specifications
  • Assist with the start-up, commissioning, and validation of automation systems
  • Monitor existing system performance and implement industry best-practice improvements

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher preferred (Engineering or Computer Science)
  • Automation manufacturing systems experience (3-5 years)
  • Experience with Rockwell FactoryTalk software systems required
  • PLC and HMI programming experience required

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with FactoryTalk Batch automation systems desired
  • Experience and support for 21CFR part 11 and Good Manufacturing Practices desired
  • Experience with Siemens PLC automation systems a plus
  • Experience with ANSI/ISA-88 batch process control standards a plus


  • Technically, detailed oriented
  • Skilled in troubleshooting, enjoys solving problems
  • Understands technical details of manufacturing systems
  • Displays excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Is a self-starter that is internally motivated

Work Environment

  • This position mainly operates in an office environment with occasional work on the plant floor
  • The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds


  • The travel requirements for this job are low; expected domestic travel 1-2 times per year



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