Sanofi Group Automation Engineer III in Framingham, Massachusetts

The Information Technology & Solutions (ITS) Group is responsible for design, implementation, support, and maintenance of Information Technology solutions in support of site goals and objectives. In such, ITS Group is responsible for maintaining a stable, Qualified, and highly available computing infrastructure and implementation and Validated computer systems. This encompasses work processes that originate with the identification of a new or revised system, the design, installation, verification and validation of the system, the maintenance of the system in its commissioned/qualified/validated state and the retirement of the system at the end of its life. Additionally, through daily tasks, ITS supports current project operations and ensures compliance with regulatory, corporate and site requirements.

The Automation Engineer III ensures reliable operation and implementation of all automation systems for a 24x7 commercial manufacturing facility. This role works independently, with minimal supervision and direction. Projects may often require independent decision making and exercising of judgment. Project work is generally prioritized by the group manager or lead engineers.

Support the configuration, administration and maintenance activities of the sites manufacturing computer and automation systems, including process control systems, building automation systems, manufacturing execution systems, and data historians.

Lead projects in the design, development, and qualification of automated processes, equipment, and systems; including managing the work of internal engineers and outside vendors

Identify opportunities to improve existing processes, equipment, systems, and infrastructure.

Directly support operations with troubleshooting and issue resolution with respect to computer and automation systems.

Lead small cross functional teams in support of small projects or initiatives.

May have technical leadership or supervisory responsibilities over more junior engineers.

The ability to operate self-sufficiently and to motivate oneself is crucial for the success of this position. In addition, the ability for this person to develop and maintain good communication between departments is essential.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technological field and 7 years of relevant work experience, or

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technological field and 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Previous experience with DeltaV automation systems.

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to or direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA).

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or operations environment.

  • Experience with one of the following Sanofi platforms: Werum Pas-X, Rockwell PLCs, OSI Soft PI historian, Instrumentation and control panel hardware as required by the job.

  • Experience with computer systems validation practices (GAMP).

  • Experience authoring and reviewing standard operating procedures, on-the-job-trainings, and other controlled documents.

  • Experience in managing small to medium-sized projects and outside vendors.

Special Working Conditions:

  • Required to be part of on-call rotation for off-hours manufacturing support.

  • Requires working in an industrial manufacturing environment including gowning.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life