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Automation Engineer

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
East Greenbush, New York
Start date
May 2, 2024

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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 Regenerons sophisticated biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

As an Automation Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Designing, developing, and implementing software/hardware improvements to existing automated equipment and new equipment according to change control procedures
  • Using PLCs and HMIs to provide technical support and solutions to Manufacturing, Quality Control, and Facilities according to established SOPs and departmental practices
  • Performing troubleshooting and investigations relating to manufacturing deviations and anomalies associated with automation systems and control system software
  • Developing and editing engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment while following GAMP 5 guidelines
  • Supporting small manufacturing, engineering, and validation projects
  • Providing support to process control and process monitoring equipment software design, commissioning, testing, and corrective action
  • Authoring or updating system specifications, user and functional requirements specifications, generating and executing vital Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and (Site Acceptance Testing) SAT protocols
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 peoples 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 with a career goal of becoming a domain specialist.
  • Have a knack for compiling documentation and enjoy it!
  • Dont get frustrated with a meticulous process of change control, investigations and corrective actions.

To be considered for our Automation Engineer position, we prefer a BS in Engineering or a related field and the following minimum years of experience for each level:

  • Automation Engineer: BS with 2+ years
  • Senior Automation Engineer: BS with 5+ years
  • Principal Automation Engineer: BS with 8+ years

Equivalent experience with process control systems and/or data acquisition systems may be considered in lieu of degree. Level will be determined based on qualifications relevant to the role.

We look for experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems. We may consider candidates with limited experience programming and troubleshooting PLCs. Some experience in a regulated manufacturing environment is preferred. We use Allen-Bradley and Siemens control system products and video graphic chart recorders; specific knowledge with these products is ideal.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first step towards living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits, which often include (depending on location) health and wellness programs, fitness centers, equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible 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 parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The Company will also provide reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities or chronic illnesses of an otherwise qualified applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the Company's business.

For roles in which the hired candidate will be working in the U.S., the salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S.-based positions. For roles which will be based in Japan and/or Canada, the salary ranges are shown in accordance with the applicable local law and currency. If you are outside the U.S, Japan or Canada, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Please note that certain background checks will form part of the recruitment process. Background checks will be conducted in accordance with the law of the country where the position is based, including the type of background checks conducted. The purpose of carrying out such checks is for Regeneron to verify certain information regarding a candidate prior to the commencement of employment such as identity, right to work, educational qualifications etc.

Salary Range (annually)

$72,800.00 - $162,800.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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777 Old Saw Mill River Road
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