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Automation Architect and Practice Lead

experience 5 - 7 years
postTime Posted 2 weeks ago


The Automation Architect and Practice Lead is a senior position that will mature the automation practice and serves as the subject matter expert, provide technical direction, implementation, configuration, development and administration for equipment integration, automation, process / facility monitoring and interoperability platforms and solutions. This role will also be instrumental in establishing internal standards, processes, and a templated approach to routine consultation and development activity.


Key Responsibilities

  • Institute functional leadership within the team that can translate the vision and create action plans to execute on vision
  • Supports the execution of IT manufacturing projects to advance clients’ capabilities in manufacturing execution, operational control, data collection, and reporting
  • Responsible for the design, and development of multiple technologies, including but not limited to:
    • MES / SCADA / HMI (Opcenter MOM Connect, Ignition, ZnT PAC)
    • Data Historians (Ignition Historian, etc.)
    • Databases (SQL Server, Oracle, etc.)
    • OPC Servers (KEPServerEX, OmniServer, etc)
  • Program and interface to equipment PLCs and HMIs
  • Work with control system networking communication standards such as Ethernet/IP, ControlNet, or DeviceNet
  • Responsible for automation and controls system design, specifications, programming, simulation, testing, as well as start-up assistance.
  • Assist and/or create a functional description of the automation solution, such as the control scheme, alarms, HMI, reports, and others.
  • Provide production support for systems deployed by the Manufacturing IT team
  • Train users to operate new or modified software applications
  • Validate and document system designs and changes to be compliant in a regulated environment
  • Lead the sustainability team on managing automation elements owned and managed by corporate IT
  • Assist with creating standards for equipment interoperability and communication equipment
  • Provide expertise in Data Historian administration, database queries, data historian content, validation, and reports design
  • Design and interface additional data sources with Historian
  • Work with internal development team to productize common solutions
  • Provides Mentoring
    • Provide general leadership to DHRUV team in areas of expertise
  • Other Duties
    • As assigned on a project basis

Travel Required

  • Be prepared to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Travel required based on:
    • Customer requirements
    • Event Schedules


  • ISA – Certified Automation Professional preferred

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand key components of Manufacturing IT Portfolio and how automation fits into the overall Digital Mfg Transformation strategy
  • Opcenter experience, specifically with integration of equipment and the Opcenter/Camstar physical model, process model, and recipe objects


Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Proven ability to provide strategic direction
  • Strong Industry knowledge of Project Lifecycles
  • Strong leadership
  • Experience with controls or as an automation engineer- Certified
  • Experience with manufacturing information systems (MES, SCADA), manufacturing automation, or process control systems
  • Familiarity with manufacturing technology, such as SCADA, PLCs, and industrial communication protocols (OPC, Modbus, etc.)
  • Experience integrating hardware such as barcode scanners, scales, etc.
  • Possess a broad understanding of technical principles and theories within the Data Historian responsibilities.
  • Experience in system administration and content development for conventional historian platforms.
  • Experience in SQL Server 2012+.
  • Experience in computer systems validation.
  • Experience in reporting and query tools and practices.
  • Hands on investigation and troubleshooting of databases issues is required
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail



  • 10+ years of experience in leading complex initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge in solution components and automation methodologies


  • Experience with SemiConductor or Electonic or Medical Device or Regulated Industry
  • Experience with Software Quality, Validation and/or Verification processes
  • Experience with Opcenter / Camstar MES deployments 

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office Software


Bachelor’s degree in related Field (or the equivalent experience) plus a minimum of five years related experience.

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