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Sanofi Group Automation Electro-Mechanical Technician - Vaccine in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

*Position will require training 6-8 months and then will switch to either a 2nd or 3rd shift position. Overtime, holidays, and weekends as per business needs*


This position will be responsible to provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) level day to day support of all automated and electro-mechanical process control systems used in licensed manufacturing (including dedicated clean utilities) of the building that the FFIP Automation EMT (Electro-Mechanical Technician) has been assigned to.The position will be the Automation Site Support interface with Operations personnel, QA Compliance, Information Systems, Engineering, Maintenance and the site wide Automation Support technicians.

The FFIP Automation EMT must exhibit strong customer communication skills and have technical knowledge of automated and electro-mechanical process control systems and equipment used in biotech/ pharmaceutical manufacturing and utility systems. This position will support the highly complex automated systems and equipment installed in the new and existing manufacturing facilities, security and its support systems.

Expected results from this position would include hands-on support of automated systems in manufacturing, troubleshooting of automated process equipment and process systems, coordination of contractors, execution of site change controls, aiding in the investigation of process deviations and providing expertise for process evaluation and product improvements for better quality and yields. The position will provide improved response time to failures in manufacturing and implement site automation standard procedures and Global Engineering Practices.

Basic Qualifications :

HS/GED with 4 years plus experience with control systems OR an Associates degree with previous experience in Automation/EMT Technician or an electrical-related environment.

Experience with the following maintenance service activities including:

  • Understand Piping/Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

  • Read, troubleshoot and repair hard-wired control systems using schematic and wiring diagrams

  • Capable of troubleshooting, online and offline programming PLC ladder logic and HMI/ SCADA database and screens

  • Capable of troubleshooting automation network systems

  • Basic knowledgeable of field instrumentation including transmitters, actuators and signal converters

  • Basic knowledgeable of IT/IS systems and equipment, NEC classifications and NEMA ratings

  • Basic experience with mechanical systems (e.g., gear boxes, chains, sprockets, motors, seals, bearings).

  • Basic experience with compressors/ammonia systems (e.g., refrigeration systems).

  • Basic experience with conveyers and airveyors (air cylinders, diverters, sensors, motor/speed controls).

  • Basic experience with electronics (e.g., level probes, flow meters, drives/VFDs, etc.).

  • Basic experience with gearing and gear boxes (rebuilds, ordering parts, machining parts).

  • Basic experience with hydraulic systems (high pressure cylinders, pumps, valves, troubleshooting).

  • Basic experience with kinematics (e.g., line speed/sprocket size ratios, etc.). Review rating instructions.

  • Basic experience with packaging/high speed production (e.g., bottling, consumer products, etc.).

  • Basic experience with pneumatics (solenoids, cylinders, motor brakes, reading, troubleshooting).

  • Basic experience with pneumatics/air compression (e.g., valves, cylinders, etc.).

  • Basic experience with preventative maintenance (computerized preventative charts/data).

  • Basic experience with pumps (e.g., troubleshooting, replacing seals/motors, understanding specs).

  • Basic experience with SERVO (e.g., intelligent/robotic motors, in-coders, etc.).

  • Experience working in team-based environments (working together with others).

Familiar with local and federal code requirements such as FDA CFR, NFPA/ NEC, OSHA, DEP, EPA and industry standards & guidelines including ISA, ISPE, GAMP5. Familiar with process and utility equipment such as fermentation, purification, clean steam generators, Water For Injection (WFI), Clean/ Sterilize In Place systems (CIP/ SIP) systems, Building HVAC controls, and water/wastewater treatment systems.

Must be able to provide occasional and weekend coverage (less than 10%)

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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