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System One Automation and Controls Engineer in Devens, Massachusetts

Job Title: Automation and Controls Engineer

Location: Devens, MA

Durantion: Contract to Hire

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical or electrical engineering (or related field) is required with a minimum of 5 year of experience, or a minimum of 10 years of practical experience.

  • Experience in the fields of process control and automation with project management experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.

  • Experience with and a thorough understanding of technical concepts, practices and procedures in bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing, and related support systems is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, and Visio) is essential.

  • Must be able to read and understand repair manuals, specifications, drawings, and schematic diagrams and execute timely and accurately.

  • Excellent verbal and written (including technical writing) communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be attentive to detail.

  • Experience in operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and programming of Delta V Distributed Control Systems as well as Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC systems is strongly preferred.


  • Oversee all phases of automation and control related project design activities.

  • Develop controls portions of User Requirement Documents for all projects.

  • Analyze safety instrumented systems and design safety rated interlock systems.

  • Prepare comprehensive requests for proposals for all controls project work.

  • Manage outside contractors who are employed to complete projects within agreed-upon timelines and budget.

  • Responsible for managing all plant floor level control systems and organizing all architectures, programming, and control systems for future projects.

  • Serve as the facility expert on all plant control systems to enable effective in-house troubleshooting and updates without requiring outside resources.

  • Participate in continual process improvement programs, including minimizing utilities usage.

  • Maintains and updates all automation and control system documentation, including both hardware and software.

  • Maintain a database of current and archive automation programs.

  • Develop standards for automation and communication.

  • Develop master plans for automation on site.

  • Develop and maintain software backup systems and recovery systems.

  • Applies cGMP concepts in association with department specific responsibilities.

  • Ensures all documentation produced are compliant with cGMP standards.

  • Responsible for contributing to audit readiness and for participating in quality audits with FDA, other Regulatory Agencies, and customers, as needed.

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.