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Engineering Specialist - Controls

Company: B. Braun Medical
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

B. Braun Medical, Inc.Engineering Specialist - ControlsUS-PA-AllentownJob ID: 2022-20704Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 1Category: EngineeringAllentown Mfg FacilityOverview
About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap - and CAPS -.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise - philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit .
Responsibilities
Position Summary:


  • Programming experience in controls system (PLC and HMI)
  • Experience in an application development and database design.
  • Knowledge in plant level applications (PCS, SCADA, and/or MES)
  • Working knowledge in Wonderware system is a plus.
  • Experience in medical device or pharmaceutical environment is a plus
  • Ability to manage time and be able to perform multitask.
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written


    Responsible for functioning as a project engineer and subject matter expert for controls system. Providing engineering expertise for the design, development, evaluation, implementation, startup, and verification of controls systems within the Allentown manufacturing site. Demonstrate automation expertise within the engineering field while working across a variety of functional groups and are directly involved with capital project life cycles and site operation. This position will act as an SME in the area of controls system in support of manufacturing operations and will participate in project design reviews to provide input.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Coordinates and leads project teams and activities associated with product development projects.
    • Supervises the preparation and maintenance of records pertaining to product cost estimates, project budgets and expenditures.
    • Prepare specifications, project plans, schedules and associated documents to be used in product and process development projects.
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves program support deficiencies.
    • Gathers and correlates engineering data.
    • Provides technical direction and guidance to professional and/or assisting personnel.
    • May provide supervision to and/or oversee the work of lower level associates and engineers.
    • Prepare and present routine project status reports and/or project escalations to steering team as required.
    • Support internal and external audits as a project or process subject matter expert.
    • Drive procedural changes required to improve operating efficiencies and support regulatory compliance.

      The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

      Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

      • Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry. Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts. Determines best course of action.
      • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training , assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues
      • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
      • Interacts with internal and/or external clients and customers to negotiate and interpret information on projects and unit operations. May consult with senior management.

        Expertise: Preferred Knowledge & Skills

        • Bachelors degree in Electrical, Computer, Controls or related degree
        • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience with process controls equipment
        • Working knowledge in SCADA (Wonderware & Rockwell PCS), Historian (Wonderware & OSI PI), and MES (Camstar).
        • Experience in custom application development using .Net and SQL database.
        • Programming experience in Allen Bradley, Siemens, and other PLC platform
        • Working knowledge of Allen Bradley PanelView and Wonderware InTouch HMI development
        • Familiar with machine level device communication (DH+, DH485, Remote I/O, Device Net, Control Net, and Ethernet)
        • Familiar with vision, robotic, and servo.
        • Familiar with ANSI, NFPA, OSHA, and other related safety standards.
        • Experience in medical device or pharmaceutical environment is a plus
        • Ability to manage time and be able to perform multitask.
        • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written


          Qualifications
          Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc

          Required:

          • Bachelors degree in Electrical, Computer, Controls or related degree
          • Minimum 10 years of hands-on experience with process controls equipment
          • Programming experience in controls system (PLC and HMI)
          • Experience in an application development and database design.
          • Knowledge in plant level applications (PCS, SCADA, and/or MES)
          • Working knowledge in Wonderware system is a plus.
          • Experience in medical device or pharmaceutical environment is a plus
          • Ability to manage time and be able to perform multitask.
          • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written


            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.






            Additional Information
            Responsibilities: Other Duties:

            The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

            Physical Demands:
            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

            • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

              Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

              • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Visual Acuity with or without corrective lenses
              • Frequently:Stand, Sit
              • Constantly:N/A

                Activities:

                • Occasionally:Climbing stairs/ladders, Handling, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Seeing - depth perception, color vision, field of vision/peripheral
                • Frequently:Finger feeling, Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Sitting , Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
                • Constantly:N/A

                  Environmental Conditions:

                  • Occasionally:Proximity to moving parts
                  • Frequently:N/A
                  • Constantly:N/A

                    Work Environment:

                    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                    • Noise Intensity:Moderate
                    • Occasionally:Production/manufacturing environment, Lab environment
                    • Frequently:N/A
                    • Constantly:Office environment


                      What We OfferB. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com. Through its Sharing Expertise - initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.Notices
                      Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled
                      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.PI177339148

Keywords: B. Braun Medical, Allentown , Engineering Specialist - Controls, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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