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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

Mission & Vision

We do not believe in building a vision around the company but building a company around our vision, which is simply;

Every employee’s voice matters, their effort is appreciated, and their talent is rewarded.

We challenge each employee daily, to raise the bar on how we treat our consultants and candidates. For far too long in this industry, candidates have been ghosted, lied to, or placed at a client and then forgotten about. Each day our staff works tirelessly at qualifying and placing, top talent with our clients, in a compassionate and caring manner.

Not every candidate is a match for the job, but every candidate and consultant will be treated with respect and professionalism.

Automation Controls Engineer

Job Description

  • Location: East Syracuse, NY
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #72036

Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is hiring an Automation Controls Engineer on a contract basis.

Work Location

East Syracuse, NY


• Create and execute digitization solutions to eliminate paper records from conception to completion, with limited supervisory oversight

• Understand Process Flow Diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures, Manufacturing Batch Records, and paper based forms to translate into an electronic format

• Partner with cross functional teams across the site to understand requirements, evaluate appropriate level of electronic documentation, and deliver solutions

• Test automation solutions to ensure accuracy and robustness of programming

• Collaborate with third-party contractors, where necessary, to ensure electronic documentation meets user requirements

• Author and execute SQL scripts to retrieve and analyze data

• Application subject matter expert, or administrator, for digital software applications including, but not limited to, OSI PI, Syncade, Bio-G, Analytic Packages (Discoverant, SIMCA, SEEQ, etc.), Spotfire or Tableau

• Deploy hardware, as necessary, in support of industrial software solutions

• Provide on and potential off-hour support for industrial software systems

• Lead training of automated solutions with operations staff as well as automation colleagues to ensure understanding of software programs functionality

• Adhere to all plant safety procedures



• Proficiency with computers and Microsoft business applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

• Computing hardware and communication systems that include PCs, servers, thin clients, Ethernet infrastructure

• Experience with SQL, C#, JAVA, HTML, XML.

• Must be a hands-on individual, willing to take initiative, as well as ability to effectively work in a multi-discipline team environment

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills

• Knowledge of automation control methodologies is a plus.

• Knowledge and understanding of applicable regulatory requirements is a plus.


Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

• Bachelors of Science or equivalent experience in Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field

• 5+ years of manufacturing industry experience programming



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