At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we have one overarching mission - to work passionately, challenging ourselves and our industry every day, to drive what we believe is the next health revolution: evolving from simply serving consumers, to helping people help themselves - bringing “Health in Your Hands”.

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare US (formerly Chattem) is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a broad portfolio of branded over-the-counter (OTC) healthcare products, in such categories as allergy, upper and lower gastrointestinal, skin care, topical pain care, oral care and other OTC toiletry products. The US CHC portfolio includes well-recognized brands such as: Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Dulcolax, Gold Bond, Cortizone-10, Icy Hot, Aspercreme, ACT, Unisom, and Selsun Blue.

To achieve this, we need strong talent who will help us shape the future of our Consumer Healthcare business and challenge our industry. We aspire to create a work environment where people can thrive, grow, and be at their best every day. We believe in operating with integrity and prioritizing the health and well-being of people and communities where we operate, working towards making a positive impact in the world.


The Automation Technician provides highly technical electrical, electronic, and control system maintenance support and leadership to ensure the safe, reliable, and cGMP compliant operation of Sanofi’s automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

At times you may be asked to do tasks other than these specified as management may decide it’s necessary. Example possibly helping with changeovers, maintenance excellence initiatives (5s, etc.).

This role is a 2nd shift role, running Monday - Thursday from 2:00PM - 12:30AM.

Friday - Overtime Day, as needed.


  • Provide complex troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of the following equipment and systems

  • PLC, computer-controlled, and servo-controlled equipment.

  • Electrical controls including motor starters, relays, control wiring, variable frequency drives, sensors, and both AC and DC motors.

  • Troubleshooting process controls including both digital and analog control circuits.

  • Mechanical systems and components including conveyors, pumps, valves, pneumatics, bearings, seals, and power transmission system components such as gearboxes, belt, and chain drives.

  • Implement and manage online vendor equipment monitoring and troubleshooting support.

  • Manage software updates and backups of PLC, servo, and computer-controlled equipment, saving backups to dedicated file paths on the company network.

  • Develop and implement plant automation projects, including vision systems, supervisory control systems, safety interlocks, etc.

  • Use of shop machinery including mills, lathes, drill presses, and normal industrial tools for repair purposes.

  • Support the Preventive Maintenance program by performing PM activities and assisting is continuous program improvement.

  • Provide written and oral communication to manufacturing team leaders and management.

  • Support Engineering projects for both new equipment installations and improvements to existing installations.

  • Safely perform work, including adherence to policies such as lock-out / tag-out, and confined space entry.

  • Serve as liaison for OEM technical support and parts supply contacts.

  • Serve as a mentor to other maintenance technicians as a primary resource for solving complex technical equipment issues.

  • Troubleshoot equipment with an emphasis on electrical, automation, and controls.

  • Read and interpret schematics, manuals, blueprints, and other technical documents.

  • Communicate with all levels of Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Engineering.

  • Execute Preventive and Corrective Maintenance work orders.

  • Understand and apply mathematics as related to machine cycle rates, conveyor speeds, or when troubleshooting equipment timing issues.



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Two (2) or Four (4) year degree in electrical, electronics, or electromechanical fields, preferred


  • Five (5+) years' demonstrated experience performing maintenance and repairs of automated manufacturing equipment, with an emphasis on electrical and control systems

  • OR two (2+) years of experience with a 2 or 4-year degree in electrical, electronics, or electromechanical fields.

Preferred Professional Skills

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience performing maintenance and repairs of automated equipment, with an emphasis on electrical and control systems.

  • 2 or 4-year degree in electrical, electronics, or electromechanical fields.

  • Electrical License and willingness to maintain license while employed by Sanofi.

  • Experience in a GMP/cGMP manufacturing environment.


  • Competitive Pay

  • Three (3) Weeks Paid Vacation

  • Robust 401(k) + Employer Match

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Parental Leave

  • Learning and Developmental Opportunities

  • Employee Resource Groups

EEO/AA Employer: Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Location: Chattanooga, TN, USA

Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available.

Travel: No travel required.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.