B. Braun

Sr. Engineering Specialist - Automation

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Requisition ID
B Braun US Pharmaceutical Manufacturing LLC
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Irvine, CA


About B. Braun 


B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.


Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Position Summary:


This position will be responsible for providing control system engineering support to troubleshoot, maintain and improvement projects of Automation and Controls systems for the Automated Equipment in a dynamic GMP regulated environment, requiring minimal downtime of the machinery.


Responsibilities include fast response for troubleshooting to sustain machinery uptime when unscheduled downtime occurs, identification of improvements, light programming (modifications/configuration), and preventive/corrective maintenance for automation and control systems. Participate in projects implementation as a technical Subject Matter Expert.

Production equipment to be supported includes automated and packaging machines. Automation and Controls Systems include, Allen Bradley, Siemens, GE, Telemechanic and Modicon PLCs; Wonderware In-Touch and Rockwell HMIs; Cognex, Fanuc IR Vision and Schneider Vision Systems; Ethernet IP and DeviceNet communication protocols; VFDs, and Motion Controls Systems (robot and servo motors). Automated equipment to be supported includes Plastic Injection Molding, Blow Molders, Film Extrusion, Compounding, Conveyors, Packaging Equipment, Printers, Leak Detectors, Particle Inspection Systems, and Filling and Finishing machines.



Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Analyzes existing equipment, processes, facilities, infrastructure and systems to identify areas of improvement and recommend solutions to optimize performance.
  • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert for designated systems/ technologies and provide technical recommendations
  • Anticipate potential process related problems, risks and technical conflicts and develop the necessary contingency plans to improve business continuity.
  • Performs troubleshooting and modifications to the automated equipment adhering to Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices GMP change control standards and policies.
  • Creates and modifies system specifications and standard operating procedures for the systems supported.
  • Trains users and peers on systems.
  • Supports software life cycle efforts.
  • Contributes to development of continuous improvement to systems.
  • Documentation, testing, commissioning and validation support following GDP.
  • Provides project implementation support.
  • Performs administrative, upgrades and maintenance tasks for equipment/ control systems.
  • Supervises consultants and contractors.
  • Ability to manage medium complex projects without assistance.
The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons.


Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires breadth of professional field and industry knowledge. Ability to integrate critical information and champion advanced strategies/concepts through the organization. Drives development of advanced technologies, principles and processes.
  • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, and/or reviewing the work of peers.
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Interacts with internal and/or external clients and customers to negotiate and interpret information on projects and unit operations. May consult with senior management.
  • Strong background in machine control systems including PLCs, servo controls, and Variable Speed Drives and troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in using personal computers and a working knowledge of software such as MS Excel and Word.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to analyze, investigate and help solve technical issues involving the equipment.
  • Knowledge of Allen-Bradley, Siemens and GE PLCs.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be a team player.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Be a self-starter and proactive.
  • Strong knowledge of equipment safety and machine guarding procedures.
  • Ability to provide technical support and assists troubleshooting equipment when unscheduled downtime occurs.


The targeted range for this role takes into account a range of factors that are considered when making compensation and hiring decisions; included but not limited to: skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  The range provided is a reasonable estimate.



Target Based Range

$118,841.00 - $148,557.00


Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc



  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 10-12 years related experience required.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Occasional business travel required, Valid driver's license and passport


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.






Additional Information

Responsibilities: Other Duties:


The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

  • Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull
  • Frequently:Stand, Sit
  • Constantly:N/A


  • Occasionally:Handling, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward
  • Frequently:Sitting , Standing, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
  • Constantly:N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally:N/A
  • Frequently:Proximity to moving parts
  • Constantly:N/A

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Noise Intensity:Moderate
  • Occasionally:N/A
  • Frequently:Office environment, Production/manufacturing environment
  • Constantly:N/A


What We Offer

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.
Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


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