Automation Manager

Employer
Arranta Bio
Location
Watertown, MA, United States
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Ref
85503-313501
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
ABOUT US

Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio's mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.

WHO ARE WE

Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE - our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team? Don't wait another minute; Apply today!

JOB SUMMARY

Arranta Bio, LLC is a dynamic Biome and Plasmids contract development and manufacturing organization that is looking for leaders to bring the highest quality processes, products and testing to our clients. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Responsible for the management of a highly skilled automation team supporting Automation and MES systems (Emerson, Allen Bradley, and Siemens). Scope includes developing and implementing an automation roadmap based on organizational requirements and industry best practices. This will include balancing the long-term goals for the manufacturing organization against the short-term needs and resources available. Individual will be part of an experienced team of engineers working closely with groups such as manufacturing, quality assurance, quality control and validation.

This scope will also include building a team of engineers and contractors. This will include setting of goals, establishing priorities and ensuring resources are properly allocated. The individual will also be responsible for aligning/coordinating capabilities across sites within the company while ensuring that the capabilities of the Watertown site meets all regulatory requirements necessary for commercial manufacturing.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

Experience and Skills

EDUCATION AND/ OR EDUCATION

  • Experience with people or project management.
  • Candidate must also have the capability to define and set technical direction for the automation system.
  • Experience with DCS and/or PLC coding including but not limited to DeltaV, Allen Bradley PlantPAx, and Siemens.


  • Experience with BMS system such as JCI/Metasys
  • Understanding of regulatory FDA Part 11 and European Annex 11 requirements and experience applying these standards to the qualification of automation systems.
  • Familiarity with systems such as ESXi, Syncade, OSI PI, Infobatch and Labwatch
  • Understanding of instrumentation, electrical standards, and local requirements
  • Minimum of 13+ years of experience in the biotech engineering/manufacturing environment.


  • The incumbent is required to have minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in Automation, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Ability to set goals and direction for others
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; written and oral
  • Advanced understanding of applicable regulatory requirements
  • Strong technical documentation review and revision experience
  • DCS/PLC/Automation system installation and support
  • Basic understanding of network architecture
  • Working with both hands-on and remote based staff
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Comfortable supporting multiple concurrent issues