Senior Automation Engineer


  • Category: Biotechnology
  • Location: Bern area
  • Starting date: Jul 01, 2020
  • Domain of experience: automation, Delta V, biotech, engineering, control systems
  • Level required: Experienced
  • Years of experience: 8+

Your Role

For one of our Clients, we are looking for a Senior Automation Engineer with an expertise in Delta V DCS system to support the biopharmaceutical manufacturing process.

The position is based in the Bern area on the fully-automated, Industry 4.0, modern biopharmaceutical plant.

Your Tasks


  • Identifies and leads process and continuous improvement projects across various Manufacturing unit operations as well as Automation systems
  • Troubleshoots process control systems and supports manufacturing operations
  • Develops complex software solutions to support the site and capital projects
  • Creates software design specifications, implements new control strategies and develops software test protocols in support of new products and processes
  • Supports software and hardware that comprises the various Automation systems including DeltaV, OSI PI, Infobatch, Syncade
  • Performs System administration duties
  • Leads cross-functional teams to support alignment across sites for process and system improvements
  • Mentors and leads junior level Engineers within the Department
  • Allocates project tasks and provide direction to contract software engineers
  • Maintains training, develops goals and tracks progress
  • Participate in multi-function teams to implement change and improve on existing processes


Your Profile


  • University degree in an Engineering discipline or Computer Sciences
  • 8+ years in the Biotech industry
  • Comprehensive knowledge of DeltaV distributed control system
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cGMP and GAMP guidelines
  • Knowledge of various other Automation systems including Data Historian (OSI PI), Data Acquisition Systems (DAS), Batch Reporting systems, MES (Syncade) and Siemens PLCs.
  • Biotechnology or batch pharmaceutical experience production experience preferred
  • Experience in Biotechnology Manufacturing specific areas: Cell Culture, Chromatography, Centrifugation, CIPSIP is a plus
  • Fluency in English


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