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Senior Automation Engineer

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Greenville
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary:

Develops and enhances process automation application for present and future automation projects. Develops and implements, in a timely and cost effective manner, technology to achieve user goals. Provides automation support for existing systems.

Essential Functions:

Provides direction to contractors in technical and policy issues. Provides management with recommendations on technical advances to achieve company goals and maximizes productivity.

Manages development projects/assignments, which requires creativity to analyze situations and develop appropriate designs.

Provides twenty-four hour guidance and backup support in diagnosing and resolving difficult hardware, software, instrument, and process problems to maintain system readiness.

Designs and develops system databases and application code requiring interlocking and sequencing not easily obtained through normal controls.

Ensures complete and detailed specifications, and technical documentation is provided that clearly defines user needs, and system functionality with little or no modifications during each phase of the project.

Leads the startup of new operations by ensuring code and configurations meet specifications and validation requirements.

Provides project team input on system capabilities and assist teams with system design decisions.

Works in a safe and responsible manner to create an injury-free and incident-free workplace.

Complies with all job-related safety and other training requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline is preferred.


Five to seven years of relevant experience is preferred. Experience in computer control system start-ups, loop tuning, troubleshooting, and control system modifications. Experience devloping process or equipment control applications.


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.


Develops PLC ladder logic or function bloack and/or DCS system development. Prefer knowledge of A-B and Modicon PLCs and/or DCS D/3 experience. Development of configurable control and supervisory systems and historian type program development. Familiarity with a variety of concepts, practices and procedures. Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills. Self-starter, mature, independent and dependable. Ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure, able to multi-task and is results-oriented. Demonstrates ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Effective time management and prioritization skills. Requires discretion and independent judgment. Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires ordinary ambulatory skills and physical coordination sufficient to move about office locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch periodically for prolonged periods of time; manipulation (lift, carry, move) of light to medium weights of 10-35 pounds; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp and type for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity to use a keyboard, computer monitor, operate equipment, and read materials for prolonged periods of time; ability to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear for prolonged periods of time.If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Greenville , Senior Automation Engineer, Engineering , Greenville, North Carolina

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