Automation Engineer

Date: Dec 23, 2020

Location: Congers, NY, US

Company: Aptar Group

Automation Engineer

Create, Innovate, Deliver Solutions!  This is what you can expect from a career at Aptar Pharma.  Our business is expanding and we are seeking a talented  Automation Engineer within our Technical Operations team at our facility in Congers, New York. Aptar Pharma has been setting the standard for the medical device and drug delivery industry for decades. We continue to break new ground providing innovative drug delivery devices and services, enabling the success of our clients.

If you are curious and eager for new challenges in a fast-paced environment, we are the next step in your career!

As Automation Engineer, you will engage in the troubleshooting, implementation, modification, and validation activities of the plant vision, control, motive, and communications. This is a fast paced, hands-on role critical to our strategic growth.

What You Will Do at Aptar Pharma!

  • Programming and maintenance of Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) and Human Machine Interface/SCADA (HMI).
  • Program and schematic version control and archiving.
  • Vision systems maintenance, development, and optimization.
  • Support the development of machine controls for automation machines, upgrades to our current standard machines, line modifications, and additions.
  • Communication/Networking.
  • Perform Electric/Electronic Control Circuitry.
  • Work with and on Sensors, Encoders, and Instruments.
  • Work with Motors and Electronic Drives.
  • Perform and support Technical Writing projects as needed.
  • Support the Instruction of colleagues (i.e. Technicians and Mechanics.)
  • Provide support for all plant Automation, Process, and Robotic Systems
  • Analyze and troubleshoot electrical circuitry using schematics and test equipment.
  • Review documentation, methods, equipment, and procedures to improve efficiencies
  • Evaluate equipment by establishing operating conditions, devising performance tests, recording and analyzing results, and recommending changes.
  • Make recommendations for continual process, cost and efficiency improvements.
  • Maintain product quality standards and specifications by observing operations, detecting malfunctions, inspecting parts, adjusting controls and replacing tooling.

What Aptar Pharma is Looking For!

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in Electronics Technology, Mechatronics, Industrial Technology.
    • Proficiency in electrical schematics, mechanical/dimensional blue prints,  mechanics, pneumatics, control electricity
    • At least two years of experience as an Automation Engineer or Automation Technician in an manufacturing environment preferable clean room
    • Machine shop skills
    • Skilled with diagnostic instruments and meters
    • Ability to work on complex machinery and systems within a pharmaceutical environment.
    • An understanding of and ability to work with high-level computer technology.
    • Competent skills with PC’s, networking, device communications, integration and design.
    • Ability to read and interpret program instructions and electrical schematics.
    • Rigorous, detail-oriented, reactive, hands-on, strong analytical and communication skills
    • Effective documentation, reporting and computer file management and web skills
    • Continual improvement mindset. Self-Learner, trend of continuous learning
    • Ability to work and operate machinery and computers in a Clean Room Environment.
    • Physically capable of the required work including but not limited to: Extensive use of manual dexterity, ability to grip, firmly hold, turn and practice strong hand coordination in order to troubleshoot, service and repair industrial equipment and use hand tools to perform the same. Ability to regularly stand, walk, and bend during performance of essential job duties. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Understands and practices safe working procedures.  Observes safety rules and policies; brings to managements’ attention any unsafe acts or conditions


Aptar Pharma, NA
250 Route 303 North
Congers, NY 10920


Create, Innovate, Deliver Solutions

Aptar is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information


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