Automation Engineer Lead Analyst - Express Scripts at Cigna (St. Louis, MO)

| St. Louis, MO
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Help us support our future. Get ready for a job that encourages you to think strategically yet stay connected with your teams. Do you have problem-solving or strategy experience? If so, prepare to innovate, create, and inspire. The Controls Engineer (Automation Engineer Lead Analyst) is primarily responsible for providing first-level electrical and process Controls support for a highly-automated pharmaceutical filling and packaging system. Perform emergency, corrective, and preventive maintenance activities to restore equipment. In addition, key responsibilities will involve implementing equipment and system upgrades, engineering change controls, and continuous improvements.Position will support equipment installations, upgrades, or equipment expansions. Automation engineer also trains, mentors, and supports the development of other team members.

This position is eligible for a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

  • Troubleshoot, Install, and Repair automated production equipment, to include Electrical Controls, PLC programming, Robotic controls, Servos, Applications, PC's, and Data/Information transfer. Responsible for the technical support of Robot and PLC based hardware and software.
  • Performs advanced level troubleshooting on Automated Equipment by using and understanding Electrical, Mechanical, and Pneumatic drawings and schematics, and using special test equipment and tools.
  • Perform Root Cause Analysis for reliability events and related deficiencies.
  • Ensures system availability by providing high level technical support. Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.
  • Plans and Implements automated equipment and process modifications. Works with Developers, Designers, and other Engineers to improve quality of processes and equipment. Communicates with management on project goals and status. Drives improvement.
  • Participates in continuous improvement studies, statistical analysis and functional reviews of unit operations. Performs other assignments and special projects from the Development, and Sr. Engineering teams.
  • Works with Developers and Vendors to provide expert judgment and analysis regarding the design, development, and implementation of technical products and systems. Work with operation partners to understand operating systems and assist in disaster recovery of automation equipment.
  • Provide technical training for Electro-Mechanical Technicians as well as other Pharmacy Automation Engineers.
  • Occasionally requests quotes and orders parts and materials required for projects and maintenance such as equipment rebuilds or project related jobs. Ensures equipment parts inventory accuracy by checking out required items from existing inventories

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Associate's Degree preferred.
  • 2-5 years of experience with technical degree or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent experience in troubleshooting and repairing automated control systems in an emergency and corrective maintenance capacity within a production environment preferred.
  • Advanced Electrical and Controls knowledge, skills, and troubleshooting required
  • Programming and troubleshooting experience using RSLOGIX 5000 platform is highly-desired.
  • Advanced Mechanical and Pneumatic skills and troubleshooting preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge and use of software, tools, and procedures needed to repair precision electro-mechanical machinery successfully is required.
  • Knowledge and use of Automation Software including: RS Logix 5000, RSView / Factory Talk, DEVICENET, FANUC/ADEPT robotics, and Cognex strongly preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally work outside of normal shift hours, including occasional weekends, as needed to satisfy operational requirements in support of customer demand.
  • Minimal travel to other ESI facilities or vendor training sites is possible.
  • Flexibility to work 2nd shift (Start and end times varies).

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: [email protected] for support. Do not email [email protected] for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.
More Information on Cigna
Cigna operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Bloomfield, CT, Phoenix, AZ, Philadelphia, PA and Plano, TX. It has 74000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 34 open jobs at Cigna, click here.
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