Automation Engineer 80-100% (m/f/d)
Switzerland, Stein

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. 

Located in Stein, Switzerland our successful CDMO Business Unit Drug Product Services (DPS) currently offers exciting opportunities. Become part of a group that enables its customers to meet some of the greatest challenges in patient treatment and join us by applying for the position as Automation Engineer DPS Growth Project 80 – 100% supporting a new sterile Drug Product facility. According to the experience of the candidate and the internal guideline, this position can be either an engineer or senior engineer level.

Key responsibilities:

  • Technical knowledge on computerized systems including: Delta V, COMOS, OSIsoft PI and Siemens (WinCC, TIA Portal) and associated electrical and OT knowledge.

  • Technical knowledge on facilities, utilities and secondary manufacturing process equipment, including filling line, freeze dryers, isolators, automatic visual inspection, autoclave, HVAC

  • Ensures availability and cost-optimized operational engineering of the computerized systems of the assigned plant

  • Provide technical SME (Subject Matter Expert) support/training to others department (included Manufacturing, Engineering, CSV, MSAT, MES or Quality) for the operation of automated equipment

  • Ensuring and complying with cGMP procedures (included operational SOP, GAMP5, and Data Integrity ALCOA+) EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) directives and Lonza standard

  • Lead troubleshooting and technical analyses on manufacturing equipment and process automation systems (software, electrical and OT)

  • Ensure the continuous improvement of the systems using data and through Lonza’s network collaboration

  • Engineer the future of plant (industry 4.0, robots, etc.)

Key requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Automation or Industrial IT (HF, FH, Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.)

  • Experience in automation engineering and maintenance, ideally in operation of a pharmaceutical company

  • Experience in CAPEX projects, preferable in Greenfield

  • Experience in Emerson DeltaV, Siemens and/or Zenon

  • Knowledge of GMP compliance requirements preferred

  • Fluency in German and English

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.

Reference: R56561
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