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Controls System Specialist I


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 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 is seeking an experienced Controls System Specialist for the Production Maintenance Department reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor. This is a weekend position working Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6am – 6pm and is located in Jaffrey NH.

 This position will focus on the maintenance and continuous improvement of automated production equipment. This position will also provide technical support for the engineering department with the execution of change controls, OQ/IQ protocols, and other related actions. The core day to day responsibilities are:

  • Support operations from a controls perspective to sustain day to day production
  • Utilize a strong understanding of PLC programming, industrial networking, electrical and controls systems to ensure the operability of existing production machines (PLC-Based, Rockwell)
  • Create complex PLC programs and make changes to existing programs to accomplish this function utilizing proper change control format
  • Provide guidance and support for the safe installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical control systems, including components of machinery and equipment
  • Observe all regulatory requirements GMP's, ISO, internal policies
  • Support daily maintenance of production equipment both mechanically, pneumatically, and electrically 
  • Drive risk-based decision making, add value to projects and working with support networks to complete projects and drive safety improvements
  • Install and maintain PLC’s, Servo motors and drives, HMI’s, robotic assembly equipment, mechanical components, etc. 
  • Carry out and/or finish design of engineering projects
  • Evaluate and optimize Preventative Maintenance (PM) activities
  • Assess critical spare parts and exchange intervals, provide suggestions for failure proofing applications and maintaining safe inventory levels of components necessary to the operation
  • Perform intermediate level troubleshooting pertaining to but not limited to: PLC, AC drives, DC drives, HMI’s, pneumatics, servomotors and Robotics and other control systems
  • Other duties as assigned 


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in Intermediate Electro-Mechanical knowledge along with experience applying this knowledge to process/equipment design and troubleshooting 
  • 5+ years of proven mechanical, machine tool, and equipment repair skills
  • Associates Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or other related engineering field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in definition, design, development, and implementation of production control systems for advanced technology facilities
  • 5+ years of experience working knowledge of the following Microsoft applications, Access, SQL, SQL Express, Studio, Studio Express
  • 5+ years of experience working in PLC Programming, Motion Control and HMI experience, with an in-depth knowledge of Rockwell Software, including RS Logix 5000 and Studio 5000 RSLinx Classic/Enterprise, FactoryTalk Administrator Console, FactoryTalk Activation Manager, FactoryTalk View, and Transaction Manager
  • PLC 2/3 – DOS based ladder logic, PLC 5 – DOS/Windows based ladder logic, PLC 500 – Windows based ladder logic – RSLogix500, function Block Programming
  • Experience with Siemens S5 & S7, Siemens WinCC, Telemecanique, GE controllers, Mitsubishi, Modicon, Red Lion a plus


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and ability to become a Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW) and mentor to others
  • Familiarity with EH&S, ISO, cGMP, and other regulatory requirements in a manufacturing environment 
  • Aptitude to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings and P&ID’s
  • Experience with Microsoft products, basic CAD drawing a plus. 
  • Understand safe work practices and has experience in lockout, tag out, electrical safety, etc. 
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience in a commercial medical, biotechnology, Bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Detailed knowledge of NFPA 79, ISO 13849-1, ANSI-95
  • Experience with OSI-Pi Data historian products
  • Strong time management skills to multitask, meeting short- and long-term deadlines
  • Able to self-motivate and direct toward individual milestones as part of team projects
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate across disciplines 


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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Job Requisition ID:  227901
Location:  Jaffrey
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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