Valeant Pharmaceuticals

  • PLC Controls Engineering Technician

    Job Location US-NY-Rochester
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  • Overview

    • Implement integrated, state-of-the-art equipment control systems for medical device manufacturing platforms, products and cost improvements. Provide controls support to automated medical device manufacturing equipment in a 24 x 7 operation.
    • The Controls Technician supports product, platform, and cost improvement programs by delivering and / or updating qualified machine controls and PLC / SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) software.  Interface with Quality, IT and Operations to successfully validate/maintain software systems.  Implement technologies and systems to improve cost and quality of existing strategic medical device products. Support global automation requirements and implement solutions for product line and/or capacity expansions.
    • Effectively plan work activities and communicate status of project activities on a regular basis.


    • Analyze plant processes, design and implement improvements.
    • Troubleshooting electrical, controls, mechanical and process issues.
    • Work with others to detect problems and implement solutions.
    • Testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems.
    • Providing advice and consultancy support.



    • Creative problem-solving and troubleshooting
    • Ability to critically think
    • Good communicator
    • Demonstrated flexibility and an ability/willingness to compromise
    • Accepts responsibility and make decisions
    • Builds productive and effective relationships with internal customers
    • Good commercial awareness


    • Associate’s degree in Electrical, Electro-Mechanical, Computer Systems Engineering, or other similar technology degree or equivalent combination of training and education required.  Bachelors preferred.
    • 3 - 5 years of experience with machine control systems including PLC’s, motion control, and control systems software.
    • Strong fundamental knowledge of control and electrical system design and its application in automated industrial designs including specification of vision, power, sensor, inspection, and communications systems.   Experience with equipment build, process automation, and medical products a plus.
    • Familiar with MS Office.  Allen Bradley RSLogix, PL7,  and Wonderware a plus.
    • Experience working in a cGMP / FDA regulated environment preferred.
    • Experience working with Lean Six Sigma tools a plus. Experience with medical device or clean room environment a plus.
    • Must be able to work with Operations staff, Manufacturing / Maintenance technicians and engineers in a cross-functional team setting.
    • Critical thinking with exceptional problem solving skills, able to work independently and in team environments.
    • Proactive, resourceful & highly motivated with good communication skills.
    • Ability to balance multiple projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure. 

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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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