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Automation Support Engineer – Entry Level

Automation Support Engineer – Entry Level

Industry: Pharma
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Oakland
Work Experience: 0-1 year
State: California

Job Description

JSat Automation is hiring an Automation Support Engineer with 0-1 years of experience. We are looking to train someone on the following below:
Job Responsibilities  
  • Design, develop and support manufacturing control systems in support of process operations.
  • Provide process automation support to ensure continuity of manufacturing and laboratory operations.
  • Interact with client personnel to identify and analyze continuous improvement through automation upgrades.
  • Design, program, test and validate process control automation systems.
  • Manage, document, and implement these upgrades through changes control procedures.
  • SOP development and training on Automation Systems.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve field control system issues.
  • Develop, review, and / or execute automation qualification and validation protocols.
  • Responsible for system/database administration, maintenance, performance tuning, installation, upgrade, backup and recovery of Microsoft Windows Operating and SQL Databases.
  • Responsible for authoring and maintaining GMP/Non-GMP documentation, routine preventative maintenance, change control, computer validation testing, inspection readiness, disaster recovery, and departmental support processes and procedures
  • Address system outages and other issues impacting systems and processes, working with operations teams to identify, prioritize, and resolve issues
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems associated with the system/databases and applications.
  • Integrates new equipment into existing automation systems while ensuring compliance.



  • We require a minimum BS Degree in Engineering (Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical, Chemical, etc.) or equivalent with 0 to 7 months experience in process industry.
  • Understanding of chemical and/or biological processing and process control fundamentals.
  • Understanding of troubleshooting methods and problem-solving techniques.
  • Experience with SCADA, MES, database systems, or computer system validation is considered a plus.
  • Experience in a regulated environment (GxP) considered a plus.
  • ​Hands-on experience as a system/database administrator is preferred.

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