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Senior Controls Engineer

Posted on: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Organization: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Location: Rochester, NY

As the company continues to grow we are seeking a Senior Controls Engineer. The Senior Controls Engineer is an integral member of the Assay Manufacturing Engineering team. This position will support a 24x7 high speed automated manufacturing operation and the associated engineering and maintenance functions when required to troubleshoot high level issues when impacting production. Additionally, the Controls Engineer shall perform engineering studies and analyses on existing manufacturing processes to improve process reliability, product quality, and cost. This position is expected to be capable of carrying out an important segment of a large and complex engineering program or a smaller program of limited complexity and scope.

This position is located in Rochester, NY.


  • Conceives, plans, and implements solutions to technical problems requiring unconventional approaches, new designs, and equipment and process development; keeps abreast of new technical developments affecting the organization for an assigned area of responsibility; formulates strategies for the development of programs that bring new and improved engineering technology into the company; initiates, leads, and supports cost improvement projects and business continuity initiatives.

  • Maintains clear communication with internal and external business partners regarding expectations, satisfaction, and/or quality of results.

  • Consults with maintenance to draft maintenance procedures for new designs, developing troubleshooting techniques, creation of preventative maintenance (PM) schedules, and providing recommended spare parts lists.

  • Leads the design and troubleshooting of PLC Controls Infrastructure, Motor Drives, Robots, and Vision Systems. Apply UL knowledge with regards to component or system qualifications to meet UL and RoHS standards.

  • Assists in determining objectives and planning schedules of specific task within a given project / activity; apply comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering / business principles to a broad range of assignments.

  • Coordinates and directs activities of other technical support staff and delegates their assignments as required. 

  • Partners with Information Technology to support the design & implementation of the IT infrastructure & communications protocols required for the manufacturing equipment. 



  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field with 5 years minimum experience; or MS with up to 3 years’ demonstrated experience in Engineering.

  •  Direct experience with motor drive systems, process controls systems, manufacturing equipment and vision systems is desired.

  • Strong electrical & mechanical aptitude with troubleshooting experience is required

  • Control Networking experience (Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, ControlNet), and familiarity with databases strongly preferred.

  • Adept with MicroSoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, etc.).

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a results-driven environment is essential.

  • Familiar with CAD tools (e.g. AutoCAD).

  • Working knowledge and understanding of pneumatic systems and pneumatic logic is also required to support the operations.

  • Experience working in an FDA Medical Device Manufacturing Facility with associated FDA and ISO regulations is preferred.

  • Executes the validation process, including conducting design reviews, pre-validation assessments, and installation, operational, and process qualifications.

  • Required Travel: 10% travel overall (including International) but could require up to 50% travel for short durations during commissioning of new equipment at suppliers.

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