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Principal Engineer - Controls (Phoenix)

Req #: 16002049
Location: Phoenix, AZ US
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
Work Location: Phoenix, AZ 620 N. 51st Avenue Phoenix 85043
Organization: Abraxis Bioscience
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Level: Manager
Travel: No


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Purpose and Scope of Position

Provide engineering (design) and technical support for multiple aseptic production lines and production support functions to ensure the efficient production of a quality product.  Responsible for acting as a technical resource to the engineering, maintenance, manufacturing, and validation departments.  This position will be responsible for controls systems design, specification, programming, simulation and testing, troubleshooting, repairs, start-up assistance, and project documentation as required.   Must have proven experience in PLC logic and programming.  Provide support to less experienced Control Engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Controls Engineering support to the Maintenance and Manufacturing departments

Provide design support to Project Managers to support the “controls” aspect of projects.

PLC logic and programming with:

Allen Bradley PLCs

HMI and/or SCADA programming and configuration of any of the following software packages:




Ensure individual compliance with the EU, FDA, JP, and DEA regulations, cGMPs and applicable department programs, including training, documentation, and standard operating procedures.

Ensure the validated state of all equipment, systems and facilities and compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements as well as OSHA, DEA, EPA and local government regulations.

Perform other tasks as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Advanced knowledge and ability to program PLC code and control software, including structured text on multiple platforms, and understand how it impacts and controls the plant equipment.

Advanced knowledge of mechanical, utility and plant systems and the ability to troubleshoot the controls on all equipment used throughout the plant. Intermediate knowledge of The National Electric Code, High voltage up to 460 volts.

Advanced ability to troubleshoot the controls on plant equipment.

Ability to read electrical schematics, ladder logic, and P&ID drawings as well as the ability to read construction drawings.

Strong knowledge of cGMP and OSHA regulations as well as all regulatory agencies the facility adheres to.

Exceptional teamwork, organizational, and time management skills with the flexibility and ability to multi-task.

Ability to read electrical schematics, ladder logic, and P&ID drawings.

Ability to interpret / write general business documents and basic knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, Excel.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering or related science.

Advanced degree preferred.

7 years’ relevant work experience required, preferably in a pharmaceutical or engineering environment.

Project management experience is preferred.

An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training may substitute.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.

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