CAI is a 100% employee-owned company established in 1996, that has grown year over year to 550 people worldwide. We provide commissioning, qualification, validation, start-up, project management and other consulting services to FDA and other mission critical industries.
CAI is seeking a motivated Automation Project Manager to support biotech and pharmaceutical projects across the country. This is a full-time opportunity with competitive compensation and benefits which include: up to 15% retirement contribution, 24 days PTO and 5 sick days per year, health insurance at extremely low cost to employee, financial support for both internal and external professional education as well as 70% long term disability paid for by the company.
To get to those diverse projects our people can experience heavy travel. Although some people rarely travel, it is the exception to the rule. It’s not unusual for our employee owners to travel locally M-F to client sites. If the distance is greater, or spans more time zones, we sometimes travel to the site for 10 days then come back for 4. We don’t want to spend our free time in airports or doing laundry to pack again, and we don’t expect our employees to.
The Automation Project Manager will lead the delivery of Automation Projects as part of the project portfolio. Projects objectives include productivity improvements to the operation and efficiency of control systems currently active in commercial use; and expansion of the current production capabilities with new process equipment and utilities. The Automation Project Manager must be able to develop and control scope, schedule and budget; follow a change management framework; act as liaison between the site, Global Engineering and the Integrator; be the voice for the site to the Integrator, direct oversight of the contractor resource utilization and capabilities.
Automation Projects include upgrades to equipment and software, checkout and installation of new equipment, development of recipes within the PCS, augmenting existing automated functionality and developing historian/reporting solutions.
Work with network architecture team to help develop further the PCN (Process Control Network) and servers, including VLAN switching architecture, server software update and patch management, virtualization, PLC software version control/repository and database/historian management and redundancy.
The Automation Project Manager must be able to work with a variety of different systems, have solid understanding mechanical and electrical systems, and strong troubleshooting abilities.
BS in Electrical/Controls Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience
5+ years’ Experience in a regulated manufacturing environment (FDA)
Knowledge of most automation systems and processes such as: PLC’s, S-88 Batch, database development and maintenance, OSI PI Historian, HMI/SCADA development, DCS (Emerson Delta V), Virtual Machine and Host configuration, Ethernet switching and VLANS, Server OS and management
Experience with Allen Bradley Logix 5000 PLCs, Rockwell Batch and Delta V preferred
Strong troubleshooting skills
Excellent teamwork and communication skills in a team-oriented environment
Proficient in computer skills and MS Office applications
Strong Project Management skills required
Ability to read and understand P&ID’s
Always demonstrate ability to adhere closely to Standard Operating Procedures, adhere to schedules, interface in a constructive manner with vendors, contractors, associates, peers and managers.
Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents the organization in providing solutions to complex technical issues associated with specific projects.
Experience with risk assessments, qualification protocols, commissioning plans/test scripts and summary reports is desired
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Able to travel domestically and internationally if required
Able to work (paid) overtime
Able to work in the US without sponsorship now or any time or in the future.