Controls/Automation Engineer (Consultant)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Job Description

About Azzur:
Our employees are fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to make a difference in the lives of our customers, coworkers and our partners. If you’re ready to put in the work, take personal responsibility and test the limits of what’s possible, we’re ready to provide the reward.

Do What You Love
At Azzur, we look for talented individuals who take pride in the work they do. We foster employee growth by encouraging our employees to focus on doing what they love and what they do best.
Azzur is a GxP compliance and consulting organization dedicated to providing high quality, expertly backed assistance that drives life science companies to success.  We are seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to join our incredible team of skilled problem solvers.  Qualified candidates must have a desire to learn, apply, engage, and adapt in the ever-changing healthcare field while simultaneously and organically exuding Azzur’s core values:

Put Others First, Courage to Take Action, Take Personal Responsibility and Have Fun!


Ideal Qualities

Ideal candidates will exhibit, or have the willingness to develop, the following qualities:
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can translate client needs into actionable value-added projects/results
  • Understands the competitive landscape of the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industry
  • Willing to work hands on, assist with building client libraries, learn from a mentor and become a mentor for others
  • Understands worldwide regulations and phase appropriate applications
  • Draws insights from projects and supplemental research to help drive new and existing growth
  • Ensures activities are efficient, optimized, and client-centric
  • Highly motivated and organized, solutions-oriented leader
  • Curious and adaptable - has the ability to transform knowledge into actionable activities
  • Able to produce results in a fast paced, collaborative environment


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Azzur personnel are expected to live up to our core values at all times and exhibit a high level of integrity and personal responsibility, especially when interacting with our valued clients. The following is a short list of the typical responsibilities and deliverables of any given project. The level of knowledge expected will be commensurate with level of incoming experience.
  • HMI programming experience (any of the following): FactoryTalk, WonderWare \ GE iFix\ RS View ME & SE \ Ignition
  • PLC Programming (any of the following): Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Automation Direct, DCS systems
  • Solid knowledge of compliance requirements for computerized systems in the FDA regulated environment, including intimate knowledge of 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11
  • Demonstrates a solid knowledge of the control methods, analog and discrete and the critical components to developing sustainable control algorithms
  • Capable of implementing control methodology in DCS, PLC or HMI platforms with a strong understanding of various programming languages
  • Demonstrates experience to undertake loop checking and troubleshooting support in an industrial environment
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD systems


Qualifications

  • B.S. Engineering or related discipline
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biologics industry
  • Experience with process instrumentation and calibration
  • Prior experience in Automation/Controls is required
  • Must be results oriented with several years of hands-on experience, familiar with industry concepts, practices and procedures in a cGMP environment
  • Knowledge of deviation and CAPA investigations
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA and cGMP regulations and good documentation practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical writing skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and able to learn new computer applications
  • Familiar with design documentation (URS, FS, DS and other engineering specifications)