Principal Automation Engineer

Troy, New York
Jan 21, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Our Automation Engineers keep our cutting-edge process controls and process monitoring systems running at peak efficiency. We provide unsurpassed expertise in designing, developing, implementing, and optimizing Regeneron’s sophisticated biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. As a Principal Automation Engineer you will be a site Subject Matter Expert on automated process control and monitoring systems and will be recognized as a technical leader by peers and business partners.

As a Principal Automation Engineer, a typical day might include the following:
•Independently managing or providing leadership to all phases of automation engineering projects and leading all aspects of these projects from conception, design and initial specifications through completion and turnover.
•Developing detailed and accurate project schedules while collaborating with internal multi-functional teams, end users, and third party contacts to design, develop, document and maintain software architecture deliverables for various projects for both embedded and application software.
•Applying state of the art techniques to develop automation solutions or improve automation processes.
•Providing solutions to sophisticated problems through modification of standard technical principles that reflect understanding of business objectives and quality implications.
•Leading, supporting, and performing investigations relating to complex manufacturing deviations and anomalies associated with automation systems and control system software.
•Providing guidance and developing engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines.
•Leading multiple manufacturing process control projects related to corrective action, equipment performance improvement, and new equipment.
•Conducting engineering studies and investigations, and preparing reports for engineering leadership.
•Supervising a small group of senior engineers, junior engineers and contractors while providing engineering guidance across the business.

This job might be for you if you:
•Want to support our extraordinary team to produce the highest quality medicines for patients as efficiently as possible to change people’s lives
•Want to challenge the status-quo and champion an environment where continuous improvement is not just metrics - it's a mentality for everyone, every day, to do better
•Enjoy project-oriented work while operating as a domain specialist
•Have a knack for compiling documentation and enjoy it!
•Don’t get frustrated with a meticulous process of change control, investigations and corrective actions

To be considered for our Principal Automation Engineer position, we prefer a BS in Engineering or a related field. We expect you to have least 8 years of experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems. You should be able to demonstrate strong skills developing, troubleshooting and maintaining PLCs and HMI systems in a pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical or other regulated manufacturing facility. Experience managing change controls and design documentation updates in a GMP environment preferred. We may also consider applicants with 5 years of proven, relevant experience as a Senior Automation Engineer. Level will be determined based on qualifications relevant to the role. 

We use Allen-Bradley and Siemens control system products and video graphic chart recorders; specific knowledge with these products is ideal. Our Automation Engineers are smart, flexible troubleshooters. We thrive in a culture of trust, teamwork, and transparency. 

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.