Automation Engineer BioFuture (Manufacturing System Expert) (f/m/d)

Jul 23, 2021

Job Description

Automation Engineer BioFuture (Manufacturing System Expert) (f/m/d), NTO, Schaftenau, Austria

300 Million! This is the number of people worldwide who are suffering from autoimmune disease and who would benefit from less expensive medication. As member of the new formed Automation Plant 1 team, you are working with us in our innovative BioFuture Plant in order to manufacture drug substances faster and more cost-efficient.

Your Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support the implementation and administration of a manufacturing execution system (MES) as an active member of the automation Plant 1 team together with our development partners in a sophisticate production environment. Provide direct operational input and guidance for the implementation, the qualification and testing as automation subject matter expert. Orchestrate test activities for Plant 1 automation systems and subsequent user acceptance testing within the Plant 1 investment project
• Handle the development of interfaces to other site systems, e.g. SAP, DCS and Laboratory Systems
• Define and improve business processes for integration into site operations and lead future improvement initiatives
• Support automation knowledge exchanges, system governance meetings and manage issues, work-around and fixes identified
• Contribute to establish the new automation unit within a future-oriented and highly automated new production facility by supporting knowledge transfer and through transfer the initiative from a project status to a stable operational mode

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Education: Bachelor or Master degree in the field of Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
• Experience: 5 - 8 years of relevant working experience in system development, or related pharmaceutical processes
Proven experience in implementation and qualification of a manufacturing execution system, preferably in the context of a large-scale biotechnology project. Good manufacturing practice and equipment qualification. In addition computerized system validation an asset. Experience with Delta V and/or Syncade (both Emerson) an asset.
• Languages: Proficient in German and English
• Further Skills: Great teammate with good leadership skills and a positive demeanor and ability to empower others
• Proficiencies: Results driven, flexible to achieve the desired outcome. Furthermore technical writing skills

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is at least € 52.204,04 per year on a full time basis. The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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