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Automation Engineer

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Frederick
Posted on: October 26, 2019

Job Description:

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission! We are seeking a highly motivated Automation Engineer to join our Facilities & Engineering group to support the startup of Kite's brand new, state of the art, commercial Cell Therapy facility currently under construction in Frederick, Maryland. Under minimal supervision, you will be responsible for a technical role during the design, start-up, commissioning and qualification of site's Automation infrastructure and systems. The position will work closely with the corporate IT function while collaborating with the site's Quality, Engineering, Facilities, and Supply Chain units. Specific Responsibilities and Skills for Position: Responsible for overseeing and maintaining automation-based systems and solutions which provide for flexible, innovative, cost effective, compliant and quality-focused environment. The automation systems include: Site Building Automation System, including utility and HVAC controls Site Equipment Monitoring System Site Critical Power Management System Site Historian Systems (including OSIsoft PI historian) These systems will have both PLC and embedded control based components Experience in Process Automation and MES would be considered an additional strength Implements automation changes to existing control system hardware and software, and supervises modifications done by outside vendors, including development of specifications and testing documentation Essential Duties and Job Functions: Sustaining plant automation engineering operations Automation Projects and CapEx: Developing, planning and implementing automation based projects and solutions in collaboration with cross-functional teams, including determination and delivery on cost, time and quality to ensure the sustained production, successful product launches and customer satisfaction These projects may be new facilities and/or retrofit of existing Supports the validation of automation systems with QA Validation Provides technical skills to projects in support of the Capital Plan Provides technical expertise Provide automation technical knowledge for troubleshooting, investigations and training Provide automation system hardware support including installation Provide automation system design for data integrity, stability and interface between different systems. Ensure effective maintenance and availability of automation equipment Implementing automation changes to existing control system hardware and software, supervising hardware and software modifications done by outside vendors, and development of specifications and testing documentation Optimization and compliance: Responsible for technical optimization of the automation systems Creation, modification, and maintenance of automation system and documentation, including automation specification documents and SOPs, in a compliant state Requirements: BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent related fields and 5+ years of relevant experience, advanced work experience will be considered in lieu of degree requirement Possesses good communication skills to promote cross function discussions and communications Experience working on cross functional teams to obtain project deliverables Experience with systems investigation and root cause analysis tools Experience with MES, CMMS, BMS, and/or DCS program design and implementation Does this sound like you? If so, apply today! #LI-ML1 IND123 Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma . For jobs in the United States: As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster. NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team. Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion. For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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