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Sr. Automation Engineer – Operations – Redwood City, CA

Location Redwood City, California, United States Job ID R-138531 Date posted 15/05/2022

Sr. Automation Engineer  – Operations – Redwood City, CA

At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe.

In 2013, AstraZeneca acquired Pearl to expand and strengthen its respiratory products portfolio, We have made strides in bringing therapies to asthma patients. Our mission and vision are to develop differentiated therapeutics for widely prevalent respiratory disease conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), by utilizing a proprietary drug delivery platform and existing therapeutic agents administered in metered-dose inhalers (MDIs).

The Sr. Automation Engineer provides technical leadership to high risk/high business impact projects/ technical developments across territories. Will provide functional leadership within own discipline, leading or contributing to appropriate corporate engineering and technology strategies. Will coach and mentor other employees in their discipline across the business.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide subject matter expertise to major capital projects:
  • provide technical direction and leadership and ensure the proper specification and design of equipment
  • provide technical support to the project delivery organization throughout the project lifecycle
  • provide technical support to the receiving organization to ensure that specified technical performance criteria are met during start-up and early operation
  • Identify breakthrough and emerging technologies, or devise improvements in existing technologies, that can be successfully applied to give business benefit.
  • Recognize where there are gaps between business needs and known and emerging technologies, and develop strategies to close technology gaps.
  • Assess the likely success and benefits of technologies and gain support and commitment to these opportunities from senior management.
  • Develop creative and efficient methods of pursuing and progressing development programmed to successful implementation.
  • Ensure that appropriate processes and standards are developed and deployed (including training, education and awareness).
  • Act as the Project Technical Manager on projects.
  • System owner for the automation systems
  • Primary point of contact with AZ Redwood City’s automation vendors
  • Review documentation for qualification/validation of control systems
  • Support process engineering efforts to optimize and scale the manufacturing processes
  • Oversee implementation/installation and lifecycle management of systems at AZ Redwood City’s facility and on AZ Redwood City’s servers

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, or other related technical discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Automation Engineering, IT, or related field.
  • Project management experience and proficiency desired.
  • Experience implementing or supporting computerized systems in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work and communicate within a global, culturally diverse, and fast-paced, team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to changing business needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and mentor peers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is desired.
  • Sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice, Safety, Health and Environment and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of validation and qualification principles, project management, and change control principles.
  • Experience with Rockwell Automation products
  • Experience with Delta Programming

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being ambitious - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, groundbreaking cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Find out more on Social Media:

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About Operations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gak5Ham8oUw



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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