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Sr. Controls Engineer 4

Date: Aug 2, 2019

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  23476  



Advanced level engineering position providing Controls Engineering support for development and qualification of automated manufacturing systems for a medical device company.  Responsibilities include gathering requirements from internal customer organizations, interfacing directly with machine integrators to ensure requirements are understood and design and documentation of the controls system meets customer requirements.  Common activities include PLC programming, HMI/SCADA programming, review of schematics/diagrams, development of controls narratives and engineering flow diagrams, acceptance testing, installation, debug and providing post validation production support.  Position is expected to provide direction to internal/external resources while mentoring junior engineers and technicians.  Engineering resources will be based in Denver Colorado, requiring travel to machine integrators and manufacturing location.   



  • Design, installation and qualification of automated manufacturing systems for medical device production in a clean room environment.
  • Reviews existing controls systems and corrects software/hardware to align with design standards.
  • Provides technical leadership to multiple project teams, ensuring controls systems of all projects are current with customer standards.
  • Maintains knowledge of latest technology and design practices to keep organization current with industry development.
  • Develops and reviews control system documentation ensuring documentation is effective in the hands of the end user.
  • Receives assigned total project leadership responsibilities on a portion of major significant projects and will be given total management responsibility for smaller projects.
  • Manages and provides leadership for the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Implements and understands FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary.
  • Updating and troubleshooting of equipment including pneumatic cylinders, vision systems, robotics, motors (servos and steppers), and data acquisition systems.
  • Highlights risks and understands how to approach and complete tasks, avoiding serious delays and considerable expenditure of time and resources.                  
  • Advises team members pro-actively on technical ideas and promotes skill development of team work.
  • Handles frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.  Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Works cooperatively and effectively within a team environment to achieve common goals and results, often influencing the outcome of the team(s).



  • Work direction responsibility may include technicians and junior engineers.
  • May work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Travel is expected 15% - 20% of project duration.





  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, preferred.



  • Minimum 8 years experience.
  • Two years of GMP manufacturing experience required.
  • Reviewing and creating control systems specifications.
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley, Mitsubishi and Siemens machine control systems.
  • Support and development of machine control systems; Studio5000 LogixDesigner, FactoryTalk View Studio is preferred.
  • Industrial Networking, Vision Systems and Wonderware Historian is preferred.


  • Requires demonstrated skills in technical innovation, technical leadership, mechanical, electrical and or chemical engineering.
  • Knowledge of automated control systems including: PLCs, HMI, pneumatic and electrical systems.
  • Ability to define process requirements from customer input.
  • Knowledge of control protocols including TCPIP and EtherNet/IP.
  • Strong interactive skills in general communication, cross-functional participation and influence, technical leadership, project management, coordination with cross-functional team member, and support for subordinates, junior engineers, technicians, and management.
  • Mechanical and electrical aptitude to assist with equipment trouble-shooting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Requires travel based on business needs.



We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo BCT is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification checks.  To this end, all employment offers for positions in the U.S. are conditional upon successful completion of Terumo BCT's pre-employment screening process.  As of January 1, 2017 the Terumo BCT Lakewood, Colorado location will be a tobacco-free workplace. For more information about Terumo BCT, visit our website

Join Terumo BCT as we unlock the potential of blood. We are a global leader in blood component and cellular technologies, and the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction coupled with leading technologies in therapeutic apheresis and cell processing. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.


As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado, we are home to more than 2,300 associates and our products are in use in more than 125 countries and territories. Our Global footprint includes more than 5,500 associates and partners with regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.


Our company has almost $1B in annual revenues and has been voted and recognized as:

  • Largest corporate sponsor in Rocky Mountain Region for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Winner of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award for providing exceptional employee learning and talent development (2011 & 2012)
  • One of Colorado’s Healthiest Employers by Denver Business Journal (2014 & 2015)
  • Recipient of the Way to Go Employer award through the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) 2015


Our award-winning culture embraces:

  • Leading technology through innovation and R&D
  • Wellness programs
  • Commitment to quality
  • An environment that values, respects and rewards your individual contributions
  • A philosophy of intentional growth and responsiveness to world health issues


Click Here to see what our associates have to say about our culture.


Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:

  • Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve
  • Growing through professional and leadership development activities
  • Sharing company success through incentive plans


If you are the best at what you do and want to do work that is changing the delivery of healthcare globally, we invite you to work with us now to see how we can unlock your potential.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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