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Site OT Engineer

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Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an opening for an experienced Site OT Engineer. The Site OT Engineer leads the management, implementation and configuration of the OT systems (predominantly MES/eBR, lab systems) at the site, in alignment with relevant stakeholders like system owners and IT. The site OT Engineer is responsible to keep the OT systems configured to fulfill the business needs; validation, security and compliance requirements; as well as to ensure operational support and inspection readiness.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement OT systems roadmap that is in line with site digital strategy
  • Partner with site business departments (e.g. manufacturing, process development, quality) and translate business needs into OT systems configuration
  • Manage routine operational support and performance of OT systems in scope
  • Ensure compliance of OT systems with all relevant local, global, industry and regulatory policies and guidelines; participate in audits as required
  • Support Project Management in the delivery of capital projects on time, within budget and according to scope and specifications; organize and lead project updates to project stakeholders
  • Act as System Owner for the site OT systems; or ensure agreed delegation of system owner responsibility across individuals within site departments
  • Represent OT in customer meetings to receive/deliver information, request and requirements
  • Manage system SOP’s and Disaster Recovery; support establishment of BCP (Business Continuity Plan)
  • Liaise and manager external vendors for OT systems (maintenance contract, support services ....)
  • Partner with IT with regards to ensuring IT requirements & deliverables are well defined, agreed and met (e.g. IT Infrastructure & hardware, IT security & compliance/vulnerabilities remediation, systems integration, dependency on global IT platforms)

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, at minimum
  • Ability to identify, steer and implement OT solutions that support site business goals and which can technically and operationally improve the performance, quality and profitability of the site
  • Able to multi-task a mix and wide range of operational support and project activities
  • Can effectively partner in a cross-functional environment; with local and global stakeholders
  • Good communicator (written and verbal); with ability to explain complex technical topics in business understandable statements
  • Attention to details and strong focus to planning
  • A “take-ownership” attitude and mindset


People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference. Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Lonza is a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets. We work to enable a healthier world by supporting our customers to deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. We achieve this by combining technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence. Our unparalleled breadth of offerings enables our customers to commercialize their discoveries and innovations in the healthcare industry.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, today, Lonza operates across five continents. With more than 17,000 employees (full-time equivalent), we comprise high-performing teams and individual talent who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as to the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 3 billion with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 987 million in H1 2022. Find out more at


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1978 W Winton Ave

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