Electrical Engineer


Bethlehem, PA



Electrical Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots existing Allen-Bradley PLC, VFD’s, motors, instrumentation
  • Manages automation projects from design thru competition
  • Ensures GAMP compliance with all automation systems
  • Designs electrical and electronic components, systems, and equipment
  • Provides technical expertise and training to in house techs and operators
  • Develops, tests, and implements SCADA/HMI systems
  • Troubleshoots HMI, SCADA, and PLC software and hardware issues
  • Oversees development, implementation and maintenance of data collection systems including assisting users in getting easy access to data
  • Works with Automation Specialist as priority dictates
  • Reviews new equipment electrical specifications
  • Owns plant electrical systems and makes sure they stay up to date with electrical codes
  • Responsible for control systems wiring design, specification of electrical instruments
  • Responds to emergency automation and electrical situations
  • Works closely with the plant instrument technician in installation, troubleshooting, checkout, validation, and startup of new instrumentation
  • Develops URS, FRS and other protocols and documents as required, including IQ, OQ, PQ protocol
  • Ensures accurate completion of all validations documents such as IQ, OQ, PC protocols
  • Assists in representing the plant during factory acceptance testing (FAT) of equipment to be supported, maintained and/or calibrated
  • Designs, develops, manages, and completes instrument and automation projects as required
  • Ensures FDA, cGMP compliance for all metrology and automation related records

Key Competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities every person must possess to be successful)

  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor at all times to interface effectively with all internal and external customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and able to present various solutions
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational disposition
  • Project Management functional and reporting skills
  • Safety, Health, and Environment Focus


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Electrical/Automation
  • At least 3 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in project management preferred
  • Experience with highly hazardous chemicals desirable
  • Proficient with Microsoft Desktop, excel, word, project, Accad, networking, Ethernet, and communication protocols
  • Proficiency in Allen Bradley/Rockwell Logix PLC Hardware and Software and RSView Software
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements (GAMP, cGMP, ISO)
  • Proficiency in validation and IOPQ’s
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