Automation Engineer

United States, Lexington (Massachusetts)

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.

Our Lonza site in Lexington, MA is seeking an Automation Engineer.  This incumbent is responsible to support ongoing Lonza operations through technical assistance as it relates to the manufacturing and process automation systems. Provides a technical resource to operations customers to ensure that instrumentation and automation systems are designed and operating to meet production needs.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop technical knowledge on manufacturing equipment and processes automation systems
  • Manageing Metrology Department and review of Metrology documents.,
  • Assist with tech transfer, projects, and process improvements as needed.
  • Support resolution of equipment breakdowns and quality issues in the suites
  • Conduct troubleshooting and technical analyses on manufacturing equipment and processes automation systems including PI data analyses, review/troubleshooting code, etc. Both during normal business hours and as part of an on-call rotation.
  • Performs all work safely and meets the requisite training requirements.
  • Participates in IPT/JPT in addition to other meetings as the Controls representative
  • Initiates change controls and participates in all aspects of the change controls process.
  • Complete change request lot assessments to support lot release
  • Review SOPs, Functional Specifications, and work instructions

Key requirements:

  • Associates Degree required in Engineering or Computer Science related field
  • Bachelors of Science preferred
  • Industry experience in Pharma/Biotech or equivalent industrial automation
  • Must have minimum 4 years’ experience in operating and manipulating manufacturing equipment related to GMP drug substance manufacturing
  • Solid cGMP experience  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with focus on Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to think critically and logically

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

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.

Reference: R48984