Manager Automation (Manufacturing Support)

Rensselaer, New York
Jan 20, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for a Manager Automation to supervise a team of Automation Systems Administrators. This group ensures manufacturing systems are operating as expected and provides time-sensitive fixes to keep manufacturing running. This is a dynamic role that focuses on providing impeccable customer service, while developing direct reports to ensure their continued success and growth.

As a Manager Automation, a typical day might include the following:

  • Managing the performance, development, and results of the team

  • Providing technical automation systems support to manufacturing and support areas

  • Coordinating the investigation of manufacturing deviations and anomalies related to automation systems, IT infrastructure, and software

  • Leading projects related to corrective action or systems performance improvement

  • Delivering on projects of large scope requiring analysis of business metrics including production, performance and/or operational data

  • Providing technical review of life cycle documentation, software testing, and protocols

  • Leading team to support Quality Assurance with automated system test plan approval related to change control and validation projects

  • Managing and maintaining project portfolio and work metrics, departmental data, and technical reports to effectively communicate as appropriate

  • Creating, maintaining, and approving SOPs and SLC documents

This job might be for you if you:

  • Have the ability to mentor and empower a team of automation personnel and contractors to deliver results under demanding timelines and situations

  • Can organize and present technical overviews to engineering staff, multi-functional departments, and management independently while influencing desired courses of action

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy

  • Are able to communicate across all levels and capable of effectively meeting and exceeding customer expectations

  • Have the skills to balance changing priorities with increasing workload by making timely decisions and delegating tasks

  • Are effective at completing tasks expeditiously and providing updates as needed

  • Possess a basic understanding of bioprocessing and testing software, cGMP software quality system principles, and data integrity regulations

  • Are highly skilled in developing and editing Software Lifecycle Documentation, design documents, technical evaluations, and test plan documentation while applying the requirements for cGMP and following GAMP 5 guidelines

  • Have a passion for developing business processes and procedures

  • Are experienced with designing/configuring and troubleshooting networked systems

  • Consistently maintain professionalism in communication, maintaining composure in high-pressure situations

  • Strive for compliance with regulatory, corporate, and site-specific policies and procedures

  • Have demonstrated experience in project management and leadership of small teams

To be considered for the Manager Automation position, you must have a BS/MS in engineering, computer science or related field and 7+ years of experience in design, configuration, administration, and management of software, databases and computerized systems. Prior experience within a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is preferred. Familiarity with PLC, HMI, historian and product testing software preferred.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.