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Automation Engineer (CONTRACT)

Employer
Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Location
Brisbane, CA
Start date
Nov 8, 2022

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Discipline
Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Contract
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
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Job Details

Manager: Manager, Automation Engineering
Department: Brisbane Manufacturing Operations
Location: Brisbane

Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms – gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. Using its deep scientific expertise and proprietary zinc finger genome engineering technology, Sangamo is working to create genomic cures for patients suffering from severe genetic diseases for which today’s medicines can only treat symptoms. At Sangamo, we are passionate about transforming lives by building a robust, sustainable, differentiated, innovative, and high value genomic medicine pipeline that addresses patients with life-limiting conditions. Sangamo takes pride in being the first to edit endogenous human genes, first to treat patients with gene edited T cells, and first to treat patients with in vivo genome editing. Our top priority is to meet the needs of patients with commitment and compassion. Along with our commitment to science and to our patients, we also endeavor to create an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Sangamo is a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise.
 
We are seeking top talent to join our mission. Let’s build a better future together.

JOB SUMMARY:   

Sangamo Therapeutics is seeking an experienced automation engineer that can execute day to day operations for the automation engineering function, continue to build department infrastructure, and manage system lifecycle and capital projects in support of Brisbane GMP manufacturing capabilities. The Brisbane manufacturing facility is moving toward GMP operations, and this is an exciting opportunity to be hands on with the startup of equipment and systems that will be used, as well as help define the infrastructure for maintaining these systems.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, motivated and an adaptable team player. 

This is a contract position.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Work to optimize and improve automation engineering approaches by combining technical expertise, best practices, life cycle management, engineering standards, and project delivery expertise.
  • Work with and understand the needs of multiple customers: manufacturing, facilities, project/process/mechanical engineering, quality, validation, IT.
  • Provide prompt on-site operations support: troubleshoot and triage automation issues as the first point of contact.
  • Remediate gaps in existing documentation & system design, develop design specs & SOPs, to ensure compliance.
  • Support and execute site capital projects as the automation representative.
  • Own Automation-related CRs, and drive CR through implementation and closure within Sangamo’s change management system.
  • Oversee contract resources, equipment vendors, third-party system integrators through onboarding and project execution

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent; Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of automation and controls experience with a minimum of 2 years working within a GMP pharmaceutical/regulated environment.
  • Experience in identifying and integrating varied data sources using OPC to improve manufacturing visibility and control.
  • Experience with Rockwell PLC hardware and software packages (Studio 5000, PlantPAX Library, FactoryTalk View, AssetCentre) is required
  • Experience with configuring and maintaining OSISoft PI historian is preferred
  • Familiarity and good working knowledge of the basic Biopharmaceutical unit operation equipment: Bioreactors, Chromatography skids, Filtration skids, and supporting utility systems.
  • Familiar with all aspects of control system life cycle management (GAMP) in a regulated environment (best if that is FDA regulated, but not required) and familiar with all the requirements of making changes, documenting them, and releasing back to production. Familiarity with common quality systems such as change control management.
  • Basic project management skills: actively track tasks & schedule, and follow up independently with third party task owners.
  • Ability to work proactively in response to issues and concerns and move several tasks forward concurrently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and technical expertise with the ability to make logical decisions after assessing technical situations

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Position will be primarily on-site at Sangamo’s Brisbane manufacturing facility.

Sangamo is an equal opportunity employer
Sangamo is committed to fostering belonging for all employees and embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in recruiting and hiring.  All qualified applicants for employment are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Commitment to Safety
Sangamo requires all U.S. workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Sangamo, and it applies regardless of location or classification of role.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine & booster, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable laws. 

Note to External Recruiters: We do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from the candidates themselves.

Company

Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms – gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. At Sangamo, we are passionate in developing genomic medicines to transform the lives of patients with serious diseases. We transform lives by building a robust, sustainable, differentiated, innovative, and high value genomic medicine pipeline that addresses patients with life-limiting conditions. Sangamo takes pride in being the first to edit endogenous human genes, first to treat patients with gene edited T cells, and first to treat patients with in vivo genome editing. Our top priority is to meet the needs of patients with commitment and compassion. Along with our commitment to science and to our patients, we also endeavor to create an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Sangamo is a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise.

We are seeking top talent to join our mission. Let’s build a better future together.

Stock Symbol: SGMO

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Phone
(510) 970-6000
Location
7000 Marina Blvd
Brisbane
CA
94005
United States
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