Sr. Automation Engineer

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. 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.

Lonza in Portsmouth, NH is looking for an experienced Sr. Automation Engineer for our new Next Generation Manufacturing Suite.  The primary responsibility is to support ongoing operations through technical assistance as it relates to manufacturing and process automation systems.  The focus of the role is on ensuring process automation systems are operating as intended to meet the requirements for bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing.   

Key responsibilities: 

  • Support and coach junior technical staff. 

  • Develop technical knowledge on process automation equipment and processes. 

  • Responsible and accountable for resolution of all equipment breakdowns and quality issues in the suites involving process automation. 

  • Provide automation Subject Matter Expert support to Manufacturing and other departments for the design and operation of process equipment. 

  • Conduct troubleshooting and technical analyses on process automation equipment and processes. 

  • Act as Controls Engineering Lead for tech transfer of new processes into the facility. 

Key requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline. Preferred area of study:  Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. 

  • 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 desired.

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 ethically.

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 meaningful difference.

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 law.

Reference: R22495