Automation Administration Engineer


Baltimore (Bayview), MD, US, 21224


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The Automation Administration Engineer will report to Automation Management. Major duties to include administrative functions for the site process equipment and manufacturing network. Responsibilities will include User Account Management, Alarm Notification Management, Patch Management, and maintenance of site architecture diagrams. Will be responsible to provide updates in cross functional team meetings. 


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The following routine functions are responsibilities of the incumbent in association with systems contained within the manufacturing network.
•    Maintain basic understanding of the manufacturing equipment, processes, and associated process automation.
•    Develop/maintain an integrated site network architecture diagram.
•    Function as interface between site Process Automation and IT support/ network infrastructure

  • Project scheduling
  • Outage support
  • Process and Systems upgrades
  • Upgrades to legacy systems

•    User Account Management

  • Develop and maintain an automated user request system
  • Add, remove, or update user account information, resetting passwords, etc.
  • Develop and maintain ability to generate user access reports on all site systems
  • Routine review of user groups
  • Work with Automation Engineers to apply active directory to various systems

•    Alarm Notification Management

  • Develop and maintain lists of site alarms and notifications
  • Add, remove, or update alarm notifications
  • Routine review of notification user groups
  • Add, remove, or update notification user groups

•    Patch Management

  • Create and maintain a site patch management system
  • Integrate patch management into site quality systems
  • Develop and maintain a patch management schedule 
  • Assess, develop test plan, system updates, patches, and configuration changes as needed.

•    System Performance

  • Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with CGMP compliant systems (process equipment, SCADA system, Plant control and monitoring systems).
  • Monitoring the process for system software back up and address issues as needed.
  • Monitor system disk space and memory allocation 

•    Work with IT to Install and configure new hardware and software for systems within the manufacturing network.
•    Manage/maintain IP addresses for equipment. Work with automation/IT teams to assign, configure and test systems for communication.
•    Experience with HMI/SCADA systems and PLC Programming using Rockwell Automation Tools and Allen Bradley Controls
•    Understanding of electrical and controls system design solutions based on Engineering Principles in Wonderware System Platform
•    Assist/create and implement Automation specification, User Requirements Specification, Functional Specification, Test Protocols, change controls and deviations based on GMP Standards as assigned.
•    Assist with documenting system configurations based on process specific configurations.
•    System performance tuning.
•    Ensuring that the network infrastructure is performing as expected, including routine monitoring, verification of system backups.
•    Configuring, adding, and deleting file systems as required in accordance with site quality guidelines.
•    Provide basic user access training.
•    Respond as required to site issues including, nights, weekend and/or Holidays.
•    Other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 


•    5-10 yrs. experience managing network infrastructure in a CGMP environment
•    Bachelor’s degree in an associated field (Engineering, Process Automation, Network Systems Administration, Computer Sciences, Information Technology, etc.)


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore