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Lead Automation Engineer

Bristol Myers Squibb Company
Devens, Massachusetts
Start date
Apr 18, 2024

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. Youll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:

Principal Objective of the Position:

To provide software application support for the process automation systems supporting the plant operation at the Devens site Biologics division.This includes directly implementing changes, managing projects as well as providing technical expertise to others in the organization.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, maintaining and administrating Process Automation System in the Manufacturing Facilities in Devens, MA.

  • Responsible for maintaining high up-time for Process Automation systems to support manufacturing operation

  • Support Automation system life cycle to ensure the procedures and processes are in compliance with quality requirements

  • Lead process automation system software design standard development, architect design, configuration, integration and test.

  • Lead or participate in cross functional teams (system integrators, contractors, end users) to develop the design requirement specifications, test plans and protocols for Automation Software and Infrastructure.

  • Lead or manage medium size automation systems projects

  • Lead or initiate Process Automation System continuous improvement to improve operational robustness and efficiency.

  • Lead and/or work in collaboration with Validation, Quality and Manufacturing Engineering and Manufacturing operations to keep the operations on site functional.

  • Lead or support key business processes such as audit, investigation and CAPA

  • Provide technical supervision, guidance, training to automation engineers within the group.

  • Plan, implement and test design following good automation practices and standard operating procedure.

  • Provide support to shift engineers in troubleshooting and guide in resolution for manufacturing activities.

  • Lead a team of Automation Engineers in providing technical training, building positive team dynamics, supporting professional development and maintaining high engagement.


  • BS in Chemical Engineering, a related engineering field or its equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of distributed control systems software design experience in batch operation following ISA88/ISA95 standards

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industries

  • Experience on automation systems (DeltaV, MES, PI) configuration, architecture and administration in GMP environment

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Work with all departments and with all levels of the organization, specifically Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, and Manufacturing Operations.

  • Work within all Site Facilities, which requires one to give a high attention to detail and on occasion to properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Although this is primarily a day shift position, support of 24/7 manufacturing operations will require off shift on-call coverage (nights and weekends), on a rotating schedule.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.


Bristol Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we believe in the power of science to address some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our focus on these unmet needs comes during a remarkable time, when unprecedented scientific breakthroughs are advancing the treatment of disease as never before in human history.

We work every day to transform patients’ lives through science. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – they are at the center of everything we do. They inspire us. They are the reason we come to work each day.

We combine the agility of a biotech with the reach and resources of an established pharmaceutical company to create a global leading biopharma company powered by talented individuals who drive scientific innovation.

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