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Utilities SME - Electrical


Job Description

Position Purpose:
The Utilities Engineer is responsible for oversight of operational and troubleshooting support for the electrical system distribution with strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and cGMP's in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility. Experience with other Plant Utilities (Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, etc.) is a plus.
The Engineer will support operations, maintenance, manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, EHS, reliability engineering, project delivery and global engineering. This individual will work closely with a cross-functional team to meet the needs of the groups they support.
Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for providing engineering expertise to support the design, installation, commissioning, validation and operation of the plant electrical systems.
  • Assist with creating plans, perform equipment selection, load calculations and power system studies. Periodically review and update the Short Circuit Coordination Study.
  • Responsible to support cGMP facility design and improvement projects. Play an essential leadership role in the operation and troubleshooting of the utility systems.
  • Review and make recommendations to management for utility equipment replacement as part of the life cycle improvement process and continuous improvement initiative planning.
  • Perform regular field walk-through tours, inspections and initiate any procedures necessary to resolve problems.
  • Support the planning and execution of activities by working in cross-functional teams. Assist in driving projects to completion to meet timeline and budget objectives.
  • Continuously stay current with assigned SOPs and keep an up to date training file ensuring compliance with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Key member of the Energy and Sustainability initiatives. Drive development of the WAGES program. Collect, analyze and report data for use by the Utilities and Operations department.
  • Responsible for change controls, CAPAs, risk assessments, Safety and Regulatory Agency Audits.
  • Provide guidance for support personnel and support development of PM programs.
  • Prepares User Requirements Specifications (URS), Risk Assessments, Safety Assessments associated with the electrical system.
  • Participate in validation activities including review of IQ/OQ protocols, executions and summary reports.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of procedural Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical specifications (Design/Functional/System) and updating electrical drawings.
  • Support small-scale capital projects, creating scope of work, justification, cost estimates and implementing purchase order requisitions.
  • Provide support to the Capital Projects Team assisting with equipment submittal reviews, MEP specification and drawing reviews, FAT’s/SAT’s, turnover package reviews ensuring that the documentation is accurate and complete and meets specifications.
  • Coordinate with site departments to schedule utility system shutdowns, tie-ins and system startup.
  • Assist with developing predictive and preventative maintenance program for utility systems.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as technical understanding/problem solving capability.
  • Complies with requirements from CSL Behring’s Safety Program, including Health and Safety mandates and OSHA requirements.
  • Completes any other duties/responsibilities assigned by senior management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in an engineering role in support of a large industrial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or FDA regulated facility.
  • Experience working in a Union environment is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with architectural, MEP and P&ID drawings preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical and control drawings.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical design standards, IEEE, NFPA requirements and other codes related to design, safety and maintenance.
  • Must have design and working experience with electrical power distribution at 115kV, 15kV and 480v.
  • Must have Building design and commissioning experience.
  • Must have design and working experience for the following types of equipment as a minimum: Generators, Switchgears, UPS, Inverters, Automatic Transfer Switches, Transformers, Harmonic Filters, Variable Frequency Drives, Motor Control Centers (MCC’s), Motor Starters, Interior and Exterior Lighting and Power Management System.
  • Experience performing Power Systems Studies using analysis software. (SKM Power Tools Preferred).
  • Experience in electrical and instrumentation design in hazardous locations.
  • Experience in electrical and instrumentation design in ISO clean room locations.
  • Experience in security and access control systems.
  • Experience in fire alarm and smoke control systems.
  • Knowledge & experience in the design, implementation, operations and maintenance of utility systems, as well as working in a regulated environment (FDA, cGMP, OSHA).
  • Experience working to regulatory standards: FDA, Good Engineering Practice (GEP), Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) and Good Documentation Procedures (GDP).
  • Understanding of technical documents such as Maintenance Plans, Task lists, System Specifications (URS, FRS), SAT, FAT, Commissioning & Qualification Protocols & Specifications, Validation Protocols.
  • Experience with Quality Management and Change Control Systems.
  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills and the ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with consultants and contractors, while interfacing with multiple departments, working with internal customers to manage projects, policy, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and utility operations programs. (SAP)
  • Must work and interact effectively and professionally with others.
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer skills: MS Office Suite, MS Project, and AutoCAD.
  • Drives Results
  • Business Insight
  • Collaborates
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Resourcefulness

Street Address
1201 N. Kinzie
Primary Location
CSL Behring Kankakee
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

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