Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Carlsbad, California
$91,700.00 - $138,000.00 per year

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Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you'll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world's toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact?

This role is in the Manufacturing Engineering team as a Controls Engineer to provide engineering support for moderate to complex high-speed automated equipment which are primarily used in liquid filling and gels manufacturing. Support includes equipment sustaining and process improvement activities for existing equipment, as well as preparation of specification, planning, designing, programming, testing, installation of new or upgraded equipment. The goals include meeting all corporate goals and quality commitments goals. This position provides opportunity to develop professionally, work on new projects, and assume increasing levels of responsibility. This is a hands-on role which requires specific skillsets and experience in understanding how to apply hardware engineering concepts for Production use.

What will you do?

  • Perform automation, electrical and controls engineering services for existing and new equipment installed within Thermo Fisher Carlsbad manufacturing facility.
  • Scope of work includes electrical and controls engineering activities from design through installation, testing and qualification of equipment.
  • Projects may include new equipment, existing equipment upgrades, capacity expansions, equipment replacement as well troubleshooting existing issues to improve productivity and quality.
  • Review and approve vendor provided document package including but not limited to drawings, manuals, and validation protocols as they relate to equipment controls systems.
  • Perform PLC/HMI/PC/vision code review and approval. Recommend and/or implement improvements to enhance performance and reliability.
  • Proficient in writing new code or modifying existing PLC/HMI/PC/Vision software to enhance or expand functionality, and reliability. Proficient in writing new or modifying existing data collection software using commercially available data collection and HMI packages.
  • Working knowledge of different types of servos systems, sensors and devices is required.
  • Manage assigned project to ensure projects are completed on-time and within budget.
  • Hands on investigation and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment issues is required.
How will you get here?

  • Minimum required education: Bachelor of Science in engineering, or related technical field.
  • 2 or more years' experience developing PLC/HMI programs for automated equipment is required.
  • Prior experience troubleshooting electrical issues of automated production equipment is required.
  • Prior experience in electrical panel build, developing and commissioning factory automated equipment.
  • Motion control and robotics experience preferred.
  • Experience developing and deploying multi axis robots into a high-volume manufacturing. environment is highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work in Team environment across multiple functional groups.
  • Previous technical training or Beckhoff Automation experience preferred.
  • Experience with programming languages IEC 61131-3 (object-oriented extension), C#, etc. HTML5, JavaScript, TypeScript, C++ knowledge a plus.
  • Strong familiarity with electro-mechanical equipment design and development process.
  • Medical Devices automation experience is desired but not required.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one global team of 100,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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Compensation and Benefits
The salary range estimated for this position based in California is $91,700.00-$138,000.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:
  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs
  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement
  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy
  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan
  • Employees' Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount
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