Automation Engineer

Location
Rensselaer, New York
Posted
Mar 20, 2018
Ref
11334BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary: Responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and maintenance of industrial computerized process control and process monitoring systems in a biopharmaceutical manufacturing cGMP environment for Regeneron's Industrial Operation and Product Supply organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provide technical automation support and troubleshooting to Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Facilities according to established SOPs and departmental practices.
• Perform investigations relating to manufacturing deviations and anomalies associated with automation systems and control system software.
• Develop and edit engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines as they relate to assigned projects.
• Support engineering and validation projects as well as provide support to manufacturing activities with process control and process monitoring equipment software design, commissioning, and testing to meet end user requirements.
• Support automation activities by updating or authoring system specifications, user and functional requirements specifications, generating and executing necessary FAT and SAT protocols.
• Support small manufacturing process control projects related to corrective action, equipment performance improvement, and new equipment.
• Design, develop, and implement software/hardware improvements to automated process control and process monitoring equipment according to change control procedures.
• Develop and execute test plans for software/hardware improvements to automated process control and process monitoring equipment according to change control procedures.
• Complete assigned work with some management or senior engineering staff oversight.
• Communicate effectively with engineering staff and cross functional departments.
• Complete all associated training and maintain required qualifications and/or certifications.
• May provide training or presentations on basic automation systems and tasks to department personnel.
• Follow standard operating procedures and automation engineering documents.
• Update existing standard operating procedures and automation engineering documents.
• Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Experience programming and troubleshooting PLC's, HMI's and computerized system design, installation and support in a cGMP industrial setting preferred.
• Skilled at troubleshooting PLCs and HMIs and systems in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Specific knowledge of Allen-Bradley and Siemens control system products and video graphic chart recorders is required.
• Basic knowledge of ladder logic, electrical systems, instrumentation, and controls.
• Demonstrated knowledge of process control and machine automation in biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
• Ability to develop and edit Software Lifecycle Documentation, engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines.
• Basic understanding of bioprocessing equipment design principles, sanitary equipment design requirements, and data integrity regulations.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficiency with standard business software is required (Word, Excel, etc.).
• Able to balance changing priorities with increasing workload by making timely decisions.
• Able to interact with employees at all levels and cross functionally across multiple departments.
Education and Experience:
  • BS in Engineering or related field and two years of experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems
  • Equivalent relevant experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is preferred
This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requisition Number: 11334BR