Nov 07, 2023

About the Role

Principal Automation Engineer (f/m/d), Novartis, Schaftenau, Austria

300 Million. This is the number of people worldwide who are suffering from autoimmune diseases and who would benefit from less expensive medication. As member of the BioFuture Program Team you are working within a network of innovative Pilot and Manufacturing Plants in order to manufacture complex biological molecules in a faster, more flexible and more cost-efficient manner

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Manage project teams for MES modifications & extensions
• Collaborate with automation team and development partners in complex production environment
• Provide expertise for software implementation, qualification, and testing
• Develop interfaces to other site systems (e.g., SAP, DCS, Lab Systems)
• Define and improve business processes and integrate with GMP operations
• Lead improvement initiatives
• Support automation knowledge exchanges and issue management
• Establish program team for automation branches in Drug Substance manufacturing network
• Ensure future-oriented and highly automated production concept

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Role Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Bachelor or Master degree in the field of Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
• 5+ years of relevant working experience in MES development (design), configuration and implementation. Experience with DCS is beneficial
• Experience in a food, drug or medical devices regulated industry required
• Experience with GMP, equipment qualification and knowledge in computerized system validation (CSV) are beneficial
• Experience in implementation and qualification of a MES, preferably in the context of a large-scale biotechnology project is beneficial.
• Specific knowledge in Syncade, DeltaV, SQL and Visual Basic are beneficial
• Languages: Fluent English, German skills beneficial
• Team player with good leadership skills and a positive attitude and ability to motivate others.
• 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 € 73.112/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.
We are open for part-time and job sharing models and support flexible and remote working where possible.

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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