Automation Engineer III

Our clients are currently seeking an Automation Engineer III to join their fast-growing team in Boulder, CO. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a highly innovative organization, and work with state of the art equipment, systems and product.


This is a direct hire opportunity!


Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Salary: $110K-$130K



  • Provide Automation improvements based on Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's), particularly as they relate to the operation, validation and maintenance of manufacturing related computer Systems including 21 CFR Part 11 Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures.
  • Manage the scope schedule and budget for small to medium sized Automation engineering projects in addition to the technical aspects of the project when required.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain, control system infrastructure including GE, Allen Bradley, and Honeywell.
  • Lead the design, commissioning and implementation of control and automation engineering projects in cGMP manufacturing areas and supporting labs.
  • Implement proposed automation changes through local quality systems including Change Control and CAPA systems to meet the cGMP requirements of these proposed changes.
  • Responsible for project scope definition and construction management on Automation project work conducted by internal personnel or contracted services.
  • Provide recommendations and assist with implementation of methods, procedures and techniques for improving Automation of existing and new systems as well as assisting with system failure root cause investigations.
  • Provides manufacturing support, troubleshooting, and atypical resolution to ensure a consistent and reliable supply of products. Develops and executives short-term and long-term plans to implement corrective actions for Automation based atypical events.
  • Must be available to work occasional nights, weekends, holidays and to provide 24 hour 7 days a week on-call support on a rotating basis.
  • Use of equipment design documents, manuals and drawings to troubleshoot problems.
  • The responsibilities of this position include hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling



  • B.S. in Engineering (Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical), or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Automation engineering.
  • Proven knowledge of cGMP manufacturing processes and related codes and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of SCADA and PLC based control systems including GE and Allen Bradley platforms.
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