Senior Automation Project Engineer

Auris Health

Auris Health

Athens, GA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 1, 2023
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Position Summary

Janssen Pharmaceuticals is hiring for a Senior Automation Project Engineer in Athens, GA!

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

The Senior Automation Project Engineer is a technical-strategic, high-impact, Cluster role, powering the key element of the Execution Systems group – Project & Operations Delivery . You bind our group internally , from a Projects (lifecycle, multidiscipline, emerging technologies) and service level completeness perspective, open it to technological advancement and integrate it externally at an enterprise level.

Our future colleague will become a member the Make Asset Management (MAM) Group, SM API Group. As a successful candidate, you bring automation expertise , helping to provide, as Domain Specialist in Execution Systems, project leadership and sophisticated automation solution designs for complex production and processing problems and opportunities.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform to high standards and act as a role model for all MAM colleagues.
  • Lead the execution of ES projects and content to achieve business goals and realize value.
  • Implement, support and maintain the ISA-95 Level 2 systems, by applying Execution Systems standards: transfer knowledge to the users and Maintenance teams.
  • Develop of business and functional strategies and capabilities related to Execution Systems; build system and delivery roadmaps.
  • Partner with colleagues from Operations, Logistics, Safety, Facilities, or Quality in the identification of business opportunities or needs.
  • Ensure that computerized systems are fit for the intended use and aligned with applicable laws throughout the entire system life cycle.
  • Own timely delivery of project work and documentation; develop, maintain & control Project budgets and Capital Requirement Plans.
  • Lead cost-benefit and priority determination of Execution Systems projects and initiatives.
  • Ensure that ES documentation is managed, controlled, approved and reviewed in accordance with site procedures to meet business needs and production schedules.
  • Act as Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for external ES partners and Service Level Agreements (SLA).

Improve coordinative capabilities:

  • Enhance your proven record in capital projects, organizational change and engineering in chemical manufacturing, including design, construction, commissioning and qualification, project hand-over and start-up.
  • Optimally deliver smaller regional projects and work on larger global programs under minimum supervision, take ownership and maintain both the oversight and zooming into detail as required.
  • Independently plan and prioritize work to ensure completion of multiple projects running in parallel.
  • Be proficient in partnering with external contract companies.
  • Support in defining team, project/program goals and tactics, and build a direct overview on business and capital impacts.

Infuse our group with the following values:

  • Deploy collaborative leadership for multi-functional teams, as well as take ownership for the individual development of colleagues within the department.
  • Focus on our customers with delivery excellence in mind, amplified by continuous, proactive communication and strategic networking across Cluster functions and sites.
  • Be responsible for effective decision making and problem-solving, powered by an innovative drive.
  • Act with integrity and guided by our Credo at all times.

In a coordinative and collaborative role, we may invite our new colleague to support additional (ad-hoc) automation responsibilities:

  • Support our Automation Network (Level 2 Shared Service - L2SS), Process Analytical Tools (PAT), Data Integrity (DI), or cybersecurity.
  • Study, adopt and build traction for efficient emerging technologies (e.g. Industrial Internet of Things - IIOT, Edge Computing, ES Digital Twins) and improve approaches to how we operate (challenge the status quo and drive improvement).


Qualifications :

  • Bachelors Degree in industrial automation, information technology or similar engineering subject area required.
  • 6+ years of practical and industrial related experience required.
  • Deploy Control Systems expertise: infrastructure, design (Hardware / Software), with an advantage for life sciences expertise required.
  • Operational Excellence/ Lean Six Sigma qualification or competency in leading, training and/or implementing root cause analysis and effective investigation practices required.
  • Track record of effective automation leadership in a multi-national organization required.
  • Expereince in advanced automated manufacturing operations with integrated sophisticated processes required.
  • Knowledge of Automation Engineering processes including PAS, BAS, Allen Bradley, Siemens PLC platform - PCS7, DeltaV Distributed Control System, PI Historian, PLC/SCADA, Integration of CMMS, hardware and software specification, code review and control, OEM’s, System Integration, own designated Servers, Vendor Management, record and data management, and budget management required.
  • GMP and Validation knowledge in a regulated manufacturing environment required.
  • Knowledge in OSI-PI/historians and PI Asset Framework required.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English required, while Dutch represents an advantage.
  • Bring and build knowhow around these technologies: automation networks, PAT, DI, cybersecurity, emerging technologies (IIOT, Edge, Digital Twins) required.
  • Six Sigma/Lean, PMP/FPX, MAMC: share any of these certifications as an preferred.



·       This role may require up to 10% of domestic travel. 

·       On Call rotation support 


For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.