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Sanofi Group Senior Automation Engineer in Framingham, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

Sanofi is looking for a highly motivated Senior Automation Engineer to join the R&D Automation team. The R&D Automation team is part of the Engineering, Automation and Technology Support team located in Framingham MA. Reporting to the Automation Associate Director, this position is responsible for providing day to day and project-based automation support for both cGMP and non-GMP groups within the R&D organization located in Massachusetts. Project work includes continuous improvement, retrofit, and capital investments to develop new technologies and optimize development and clinical manufacturing operations.

The Senior Automation Engineer will be responsible for using expertise to design innovative solutions. These solutions span the areas of automation systems, data historians, IoT devices, etc. with a key focus on pushing new boundaries of Digital 4.0. The person will be responsible for maintaining and providing technical support, ensuring availability of the automation systems for multiple R&D facilities within the Framingham campus and Waltham locations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead project work that includes continuous improvement, retrofit, and capital investments to develop new technologies and optimize development and clinical manufacturing operations.

  • Design, architect, troubleshoot, and deliver future enhancements for automation related systems.

  • Provide technical support and maintenance of the automation systems for multiple R&D facilities within the Framingham campus and Waltham locations.

  • Provide oversight to contractors for staff augmentation and/or project roles as needed.

  • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of process automation related design challenges.

  • Work collaboratively with inter-department and cross-functional teams to lead necessary changes in a timely and productive manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Life Sciences or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience or a Master’s degree with 8 years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience with multiple computerized systems (Rockwell, DeltaV, PI, etc.).

  • Experience working in regulated environments (i.e., cGMP, OSHA, EPA).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of bus technologies and Instrumentation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of validation requirements for control systems in CGMP and/or ASTM environments.

  • Proficiency in computer programs and applications such as Windows, VBA, Microsoft Word, and Excel, Access, etc.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and be accountable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DeltaV.

  • Experience with SCADA/PLC systems, such as Rockwell FactoryTalk/RSLogix.

  • Experience with control systems/network/validation.

  • Experienced in establishment of safe practices in a cGMP environment.

  • Proven technical and analytical skills to quickly resolve automation system issues.

  • Understanding of data integrity principles and processes.

  • Experience with IoT solution and edge devices.

Special Working Conditions:

  • 24/7 on-call support for emergencies as needed.

  • Requires working in an industrial manufacturing environment including gowning.

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.

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