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Engineer II, Automation

Allston, Massachusetts

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Job ID R2510045 Date posted 09/26/2019

Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with same job title and may change over time in accordance with business needs.

This position is responsible for leading Automation Engineering Staff and support systems management, system maintenance, troubleshooting, and future enhancements. The person will be responsible for maintaining and providing technical support for plant process control equipment, ensuring execution of production plan across multiple shifts and managing staff performance against operational goals.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership: 
    • Providing leadership and direction to support teams while embodying the principles of the Sanofi Global Leadership Model
    • Ensuring timely issue escalation to manufacturing senior management and cross-functional support teams
    • Partnering with support teams i.e., Manufacturing, Quality, etc to ensure adherence to production schedules, while holding direct reports and teams responsible for compliance to all safety and quality regulations. 
    • Ensuring that appropriate levels of trained resources are available to meet production schedules.   Ensuring that a consistent technical approach for Process Equipment Engineering and Automation is used across Projects at the Boston Hub.
    • Mentor Automation Engineers to ensure that the team applies compliant, efficient engineering solutions to projects.
  • Problem Solving:
    • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems through individual efforts as well as strategic leveraging of outsourced personnel.  Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.
  • Training /Deviations /Compliance: 
    • Complying with Sanofi requirements for training, maintaining training at or above 95% on time
    • Utilizing quality systems to measure, analyze, and improve team performance 
    • Leads staff meetings, providing updates of department activities and project statuses. 
    • Partnering with direct and indirect management chain to ensure the following:
    • Designing Department Training Plan and managing execution.
    • Ensuring Inspection Readiness of assigned areas 
    • Overseeing completion of investigations and deviations.
  • Partnering with QA to ensure the following:
    • Ensuring all deviations and CAPA’s are closed in a timely manner
    • Providing over sight for deviations and department documentation changes.
    • Ensuring that Process, Equipment and Automation documentation is compliant and inspection ready.
    • Participating in inspections conducted by external regulators 
    • Complying with requirements from Genzyme’s Safety Program including Health and Safety regulations and OSHA requirements
  • Production:
    • Responsible for ensuring Process Equipment and Automation are available to support Operations Schedule Adherence requirements.
    • Overseeing departmental projects and ensuring that the appropriate controls, approvals, and validation requirements are implemented
  • Continuous Improvement:
    • Working collaboratively with inter-department and cross-functional teams to lead necessary changes in a timely and productive manner 
    • Identifying opportunities to improve manufacturing processes and practices
    • Ensuring all manufacturing management tools/systems and documentation (SOPs, MBR's, OJTs) is accurate 
    • Partnering with Manufacturing to troubleshoot and drive resolution of process issues and proactively driving projects to improve manufacturing process
    • Partnering with Lean Organization to drive business process improvements through Kaizens, Kanban, 5S and VSM.
    • Ensuring that internal customers and suppliers are aligned with the needs and services provided by the Manufacturing Engineering team.

Leadership Qualifications

  • Leading People
  • Sanofi’s leaders motivate, inspire, build, and retain highly effective manufacturing teams while managing for high performance and developing others. They are versatile learners and courageous decision makers.
  • Delivering to Customers
  • Sanofi’s leaders understand patient and customer needs and build relationships as required to meet manufacturing goals.  They create a vision for the organization while continuously improving operations by holding teams accountable to high standards of performance.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or related technological field or 5 years of relevant work experience, or 
  • Master’s or PhD with 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Rockwell, MES, Siemens and Emerson DeltaV systems.
  • Direct experience with 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong preference for Rockwell Control System Experience
  • Experience as a controls engineer, preferable in the chemical, pharmaceutical, foods, or other process industries is preferred
  • Electrical Engineer or Chemical Engineer
  • Experienced in establishment of safe practices in a CGMP environment.
  • Proficient working with computer programs/applications such as Windows, VBA, MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.

Special Working Conditions

  • Occasional manufacturing operations support on an “on call” 24/7 basis
  • Requires working in an industrial manufacturing environment including gowning.

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.

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