process engineer in exton

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US$ 100,000 per year
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exton, pennsylvania
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Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
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US$ 100,000 per year
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Job Title: Sr. Automation Inspection and Robotics Engineer

Position Description

  • The Automation and Inspection Senior Engineer will be responsible for evaluating new technologies and supporting the development of in-house capabilities and knowledge related to use of automated visual inspection and robotic manipulation of components.
  • The Senior Engineer will be responsible to work with outside vendors in developing new Parenteral process equipment capabilities by using cutting edge technologies.
  • In addition, the current new equipment platforms recently delivered to the Parenteral group will be further enhanced and developed to maximized technical understanding of capabilities to fully characterize new products under development and assure process knowledge is understood and transferable.

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain, refine, and expand our library of image processing algorithms for automated visual inspection of container closure system components.
  • Collaborate innovation efforts to define future needs and to develop user requirements, functional and design specification for procurement, design, and qualification of new components and systems related to automated visual inspection and robotic manipulation.
  • Build and maintain relationships with strategic vendors to facilitate the identification of new solutions.
  • Lead supplier qualification activities for vision/inspection system suppliers.
  • Support integration of vision inspection and fill/finish operations utilizing robotic manipulation into overall process lines.
  • Represent company in the broader machine vision and robotics industry through publications and scientific presentations.
  • Provide technical oversight of the development and execution of acceptance test and qualification protocols.
  • Apply project management techniques to develop timelines, deliverables, manage resources, and drive strategic projects to completion within budget and on time.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, have strong attention to detail, ability to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Education or Equivalent Experience: Bachelor's in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields.
  • Experience: 5-8 years of experience of progressive and relevant experience in manufacturing automation and machine vision.
  • Experience with machine vision integration in a cGMP/Pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with applying project management, validation and risk management processes to computerized systems and software development.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, .NET, or Delphi
  • Strong analytical skills with fundamental understanding of the first principles of engineering.


  • Master's degree strongly preferred
  • Strong background in at least two or more of the following areas: image processing, computer vision, robotics, control systems, and algorithm development
  • Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment is highly desired
  • Advanced proficiency programming industrial equipment
  • Experience with software development lifecycle processes and tools: source control, code reviews, bug tracking, automated build/test, and unit testing frameworks
  • Working knowledge of PLC or DCS based GMO equipment systems.
  • Excellent mathematical and/or statistical skills
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Working knowledge of regulations and standards that apply to computerized systems in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Proficiency with process integration and electromechanical / mechatronic systems
  • Parenteral manufacturing experience is a supportive equipment engineering function


  • Travel (10%-25%) to foreign and domestic facilities and suppliers for project management and coordination.

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