Automation Engineer

Job Location
Rensselaer, NY
Job Description

Job Summary and Essential Functions:
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including hypercholesterolemia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic asthma, and atopic dermatitis.
Regeneron is currently seeking a talented and motivated Automation Engineer to join our Technical Operations Department reporting to the Manager of Automation. This position is responsible for automation and controls systems project management towards specification, design, start-up, commissioning and support in a cGMP environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Performs activities related to design, commissioning, performance improvement, and troubleshooting of automated process equipment.
• Provides design/approval of hardware, software, and controls for automated equipment.
• Provides technical and automation operational support to Manufacturing and Facilities.
• Implements software/hardware changes and upgrades, understands impact of actions to Manufacturing and Facilities and process.
• Implements modification/change control procedures and protocols.
• Supports Validation Department with initial design review, software testing, protocol execution and review.
• Programs PLC and HMI application for automated process equipment, capable of troubleshooting and demonstrates knowledge of instrumentation and controls.


Required Skills:
• Strong PLC and HMI programming skills; must have proven hands on experience in PLC/HMI logic programming and troubleshooting Allen-Bradley products in systems in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
• Strong knowledge of process control and machine automation in biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
• Working knowledge of engineering documentation required for cGMP process equipment, Software Lifecycle Documentation and GAMP V guidelines.
• Detailed understanding of cGMP software quality system principles and sanitary equipment design requirements.
• Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software.
• Strong communication skills.

Experience and Required Skills: Education and Experience:
Requires BS/BA in Science, Engineering or Software Programming plus 5 years of experience in the design/build/programming troubleshooting and maintenance of PLC control systems and data acquisition systems in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.
To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.
Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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