Automation Specialist (3rd shift)
Validation & Engineering Group, Inc
Humacao, Puerto Rico
hace 33 días

Company Description

Validation & Engineering Group (VEG) is a leading services supplier provides solutions for the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Food, and Medical Devices industries in the following areas : Laboratory, Compliance, Computer, Engineering, Project Management, Validation, and other services.

Job Description

Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains automated systems in Production, Facilities and Utilities Areas. These systems include (not limited to) : PLCs, SCADA, microcontroller, single loop controllers, DCS and Fourth generation languages for interfaces and report development.

Tests automated system to determine criticality of component loss prioritizes importance of components and writes recommendations for recovering losses and using backup / restore applicable procedures.

Adheres to data integrity and system security applicable practices under these situations.

Prepares or provides support in the preparation of procedures (e.g., Systems Life Cycle) and defines standards for software automation, system integration and defines the strategy for plant automation and process integration through an analysis and design / re-

design of current systems and processes.

Prepares and / or reviews system related procedures such as : Operational, Security, Backup and Restore and Disaster Recovery.

Contacts hardware or software vendors (if applicable) to report problems. Coordinate and implement vendor recommendations when approved or accepted by the area Supervisors or Manager.

Assures reported problems are solved by implementing corrective actions like (but not limited) user retraining, changes to existing SOPs, applying software fixes or hardware fixes, Information Resources colleagues recommendations, etc.

These activities must comply with current applicable change control procedures.

Assist in the management of Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR’s), and timeline of process automation projects and implementation and support Process Automation initiatives


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science (Computer, Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial).
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience required in the medical device or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Self-starter, able to prioritize multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines and have sufficient knowledge developing and conducting efficient processes to meet production demands.
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency utilizing MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Knowledge in regulations, including GMP, QSR, and ISO requirements is necessary.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making, and root cause analysis skills in addition to interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate concepts, ideas and knowledge to upper management, other individuals, customers and / or teams across the organization is required.
  • Fully bilingual (Spanish & English).
  • Additional Information

    Positions available for Puerto Rico.

    Validation and Engineering Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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