Sr. Process Automation Engineer
Company: Lonza Group AG
Posted on: June 13, 2021
United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating
across three continents. While we work in science, there's no magic
formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is
talented people working together, devising ideas that help
businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their
careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world.
And that's the kind of work we want to be part of.
The Sr. Process Engineer will support ongoing Lonza operations
through technical assistance as it relates to the manufacturing and
process automation systems. Provide a technical resource to
operations customers to ensure that instrumentation and automation
systems are designed and operating to meet production needs. Assist
with automation related input into the strategic planning of
continuous improvements to new and existing processes, valued
innovation, and long range facility planning at the site. Provide
mentoring and technical support to other team members.
- Planning and execution of plant projects involving complex
equipment changes and significant process improvements. May be
involved in capital projects or initiation of CARs including
working with Lonza Global Engineering and other site automation
teams to develop future site and global automation design
philosophy and standards and project implementation as necessary to
achieve production success.
- Very high level of technical competence with 1 or more
- Experience and expertise as Controls lead for tech
- Provides mentorship and training to more junior members of the
- Performs in a supervisory role when required (project or
- Provide SME support to Manufacturing and other departments for
the design and operation of process automation equipment.
- Support resolution of equipment breakdowns and quality issues
in the suites
- Conduct troubleshooting and technical analyses on manufacturing
equipment and processes automation systems including PI data
analyses, review/troubleshooting code, etc. both during normal
business hours and as part of an on-call rotation.
- Participates in IPT/JPT in addition to other meetings when
assigned as the Controls representative for a project
- Assist Controls management with participation in audits and
inspections as sole Controls SME
- Owns and executes completion of CAPA actions
- Initiates change controls and participates in all aspects of
the change controls process.
- Review SOPs, Functional Specifications, and work
Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline.
Preferred area of study: Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical
Extensive experience in pharmaceutical/biotech required.
Substantial experience in the design and operation of process
automation systems in Bio-pharmaceutical facilities, both
manufacturing and support systems.
Substantial project management and coordination experience
associated with the execution of capital projects in an industrial
environment in required.
Substantial experience with SAP, MES (Manufacturing Enterprise
System) integration required. Syncade preferred.
- Experience with automated controls systems, DeltaV is highly
Every day, Lonza's products and services have a positive impact
on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege,
but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business
results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At
Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any
success we achieve is no success at all if it is not achieved
People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving
complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In
return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives
all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a
Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
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