Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Recipe Designer

Full Time Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Brampton

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Department: Industrial Engineering             

Location:  Brampton, Ontario

General Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Industrial Engineering, the main responsibility of these positions will be to support the recipe design process and maintain existing electronic batch records using Manufacturing Execution System at the Brampton site.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with drafting of process flow diagrams from paper based master formulas for loading into MES.
  • Design and assist other designers in the team with filling out predefined templates with data collected from various sources.
  • Create Compounding Master Batch Records (MBRs) working in collaboration with Pharma Technology specialists
  • Create Packaging Generic Master Batch Records (GMBRs) and Parameter Value Lists (PVLs) working in collaboration with QA Documentation specialists
  • Support creation and maintenance of Master data, Library elements, EQM State diagrams etc. on an ongoing basis
  • Support the creation and management of equipment state diagrams and equipment cleaning/calibration specifications (ESP)
  • Work with different types of MES PCS – SCADA, DCS and Historian
  • Perform when required process measurements and analysis in support of process improvements and to identify core issues (Pareto Chart, Process Flowing Mapping, Time Studies)
  • Participate in coordinating system design, build, testing and validation for process improvement and GMP related software solutions
  • Support testing activities by helping with recipe testing in development environment.
  • Assist with electronic recipe approvals, preparing and verifying Tractability Matrices between MES MBRs and Paper Master Formulas
  • Execute tests and qualification protocols to support implementation of new systems and installations if required
  • Provide adequate training to stakeholders pertaining to the implementation and use of MES
  • Prepare reports, user and maintenance manuals, procedures, technical specifications, and qualification protocols
  • Assist business technicians with shop floor support activities with regards to use of MES if required
  • Refine training materials such as SOP’s, training manuals and other documents based on feedback from MES specialists from various departments.
  • Complete all GMP Documentation correctly and in a timely manner
  • Complete all training assignments and maintain personal training records
  • Initiate, and follow through with actions required to close Change Controls
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of Process Control Systems and solid Project Management skills
  • Strong engineering fundamentals and problem solving skills
  • Strong listening skills and ability to pick-up details from documents
  • Knowledge of process flow and logic diagrams/drawings.
  • Experience working with design or other software applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate and work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Experience Working knowledge of Kepware’s KEPServerEX, and other OPC servers
  • Ability to learn and utilize new software/ equipment to implement solutions
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices


Background and Experience:

  • Recent graduate in an Engineering or Science (Computer, Chemistry etc.) discipline.
  • Solid knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Werum PAS-X experience required with deep understanding or implementation skills
  • Extensive Programming or computer logic knowledge/experience preferred
  • Experience with documentation or technical writing
  • Working knowledge of database fundamentals and ERP systems


Working Conditions:

  • Main working hours by 8 hours shift (2 possible shifts between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m.)
  • Working in the office with immediate presence on the manufacturing shop floor as required for the support
  • General working hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) may be expected during time of training and special activities.
  • Flexibility to be at site and varying work schedules to implement CPI initiatives at a 24/7 site. Training assignments may involve working rotating shifts.
  • Ability to work under dynamic and evolving business objectives along with emerging constraints

***Career Connections Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request an accommodation, please contact Career Connections Canada Inc.***

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