As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.Description

This role is based at the Elanco Animal Health Clinton Manufacturing Site, Elanco’s largest US manufacturing center.  You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and complex manufacturing environment, partnering with cross-functional teams to deliver innovative solutions focused on safety, reliability, quality, operability, throughput, and cost.

The Vision Systems Automation Engineer is responsible for design, delivery, support, and optimization of vision systems at Clinton.  The Engineer will play a key role day-to-day process support and delivery of area projects with a focus on safety, compliance, and continuous improvement.


Technical Execution

  • Use knowledge and experience to design, develop, implement, integrate, and optimize vision system control strategies in GMP manufacturing processes.
  • Provide comprehensive and timely vision system support for business area operations, including troubleshooting, issue resolution, corrective actions, and change management activities.
  • Serve as key resource for site vision systems, across multiple production areas.
  • Influence decisions on vision system selection, design, validation, and strategy.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of computer system validation principles.

Project and Financial Management

  • Influence planning, execution, and delivery of projects that require automation resources.
  • Coordinate efforts of site resources, contract resources, and project teams to facilitate small to medium scale project delivery.
  • Manage budget, process schedules, and financial impact and interact with business to minimize downtime and mitigate risks to project delivery.
  • Communicate issues and drive issue resolution.
  • Facilitate project development meetings to ensure all areas of the business requirements and objectives are being addressed.

Influence/Business Engagement

  • Identify customer requirements and develop solutions to meet the business needs.
  • Understand, deliver, and document business value to customers.
  • Improve productivity through effective application and replication of successful control solutions.
  • Establish key relationships internal/external to the business area.
  • Identify customer requirements and develop solutions to meet the business needs.
  • Partner with Computer System Quality to ensure validation compliance.
  • Support preparation of skill sets and training programs for technical groups.

Basic Minimum Qualifications

  • BS Engineering (or equivalent – Majors in: Controls and Computer Control Systems, Automation Engineering, etc.)  with minimum 3 years experience in vision system design, development, implementation, and support.
  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in design, development, implementation, integration, and support of vision systems (Cognex).
  • Thorough understanding of vision system software (e.g., In-Sight), calibration, image acquisition, vision job creation/standardization, etc.
  • Understanding of automation controls systems with ability to integrate vision systems (DeltaV, Allen Bradley).
  • Preferred experience working in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of Computer System Validation and ability to right size the validation delivery.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple activities.
  • Proven organization and time management skills.
  • Strong project management/delivery skills, including ability to resolve or escalate issues.
  • Role is based at manufacturing facility in Clinton, Indiana.
  • Schedule for position is Monday-Friday, with occasional night/weekend support to meet demands of the 24-hour operations.

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status