Process Control Automation Engineer

Posted 05 Apr 2022

Kankakee, Illinois - United States

Req Id 237860



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

MilliporeSigma has an opening for a Process Control Automation Engineer in Kankakee, IL . In this role you will be reviewing automation capital projects and providing guidance to project teams to ensure equipment selected is in line with established platform standards (hardware, software revisions, documentation, drawings, etc.) This engineer supports multiple sites and multiple projects concurrently. Project deliverables include electrical and project estimates, electrical equipment specifications, power distribution and grounding design review, equipment and materials purchase requisitions, electrical drawings, construction bid packages, and qualification of electrical equipment.

  • Develop and maintain a backup strategy for PLCs (Rockwell, Siemens, etc.), HMIs, and other automation equipment in conjunction with established corporate procedures
  • Monitor, and maintain manufacturing network infrastructure (network, switches, firewalls, access points, etc.) and work with IT to establish a DMZ or other network segregation strategies
  • Responsible for performance, equipment reliability, and uptime percentage
  • Establish standards and manage process control utilizing Six Sigma/Lean methodology
  • Provide leadership for optimal functioning and reliability of equipment and processes.
  • Ensure safety standards are always followed and improved on wherever and whenever possible
  • Professionally and systematically guide the refinement of the preventive maintenance function on electrical systems to maximize reliability
  • Provide electrical designs for assigned projects, with an emphasis on support of electrical power distribution. 
  • Ensure the application of NFPA/NEC regulatory standards in conjunction with MilliporeSigma local and corporate standards

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering  
  • 1 + year of experience with PLCs (Rockwell, Siemens, etc.) automation equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from ABET accredited school
  • Experience with PLCs (Rockwell/Allen-Bradley preferred), DCS (Siemens preferred), and related process automation equipment such as VFDs, instrumentation, and discrete control devices 
  • Chemical/FDA maintenance and/or project experience 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 



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