Jun 28, 2022

Job Description

Senior Automation Engineer BioFuture (Distributed Control System, DeltaV) (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 key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support to administrate, maintain and further improve a distributed control system (DCS) as an active member of the automation Plant 1 team together with our development partners in a complex production environment
• Act as an SME for DCS-interfaces (e.g. field-I/O, measuring devices, packages), for interfaces to other site systems (e.g. PI, AMS) and the connection to the manufacturing execution system (MES)
• Ensure a high availability of the plant working closely together with process engineers and production
• Support automation knowledge exchanges, system governance meetings, evaluate and manage reported issues, work-around and fixes identified
• Takeover of projects including creating specification-documents, configuration and validating it
• 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

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Education: Bachelor or Master degree in the field of Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
• Experience: Minimum 3 - 5 years of relevant working experience with DeltaV, CM/EM/Phase/Recipe-configuration according S88, system and field-experience (virtual server-environment, Network, Controller, I/O, Profibus/Modbus TCP/IP)
• Proven experience in implementation and qualification of a distributed control 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, Siemens TIA as a plus
• Languages: Fluent in English, German advantage
• Further Skills: Team player with good leadership skills and a positive attitude and ability to motivate others
• Competencies: Results driven, flexible to achieve the desired outcome, technical writing skills

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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 € 54,788.30/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.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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