Lead, Systems Development, Integration & Operations, Syracuse Site Automation

Bristol Myers Squibb Syracuse, NY
Manage a team of Automation Engineers and contractors that are responsible for the operation of all cGMP manufacturing and facility automation systems (Delta V) and data historians (OSI PI) in the Syracuse, NY site. This team is accountable for implementing, testing and troubleshooting changes to the site process automation system as required by technical transfer, CAPA, and CI. Provide technical direction for cradle to grave management of the control, recipe, and data historian systems as well as interfaces to Maximo, SAP and LIMS systems. Provide technical support for Manufacturing Operations, including handling complex automation issues, determining root cause and CAPA for a multi-product commercial Biologics Manufacturing Facility.

As a key manager, the successful candidate will develop and manage staff schedules to meet workflow demands and monitor expenditures to operate within budget, lead conceptual planning and scoping of automation software and hardware changes for site projects and tech transfers as well as maintain and communicate performance metrics for her or his team, driving high expectations for team performance. In addition, the manager will develop and recruit a high performing team with diverse backgrounds and talents, develop and implement a site-wide automation strategy, and create an environment of continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a BS in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field with 10 or more years of relevant experience in a Bio-pharma manufacturing environment developing process automation system software and process recipes and some managerial experience. The candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, and a team oriented attitude.

Specific technical skills desired include experience developing and maintaining manufacturing control applications, preferably on the DeltaV platform, in a GMP environment. Experience in system life cycle validation, software development, construction techniques, and system hardware installation practices are a must. A demonstrated ability to translate engineering documentation such as P&IDs, Process Flow diagrams and Standard Operating Procedures into manufacturing control applications is required. Familiarity with common interfacing standards for manufacturing computer systems and familiarity with biotechnology processes, instrumentation, biotech manufacturing equipment, PI and SQL is highly desired. Direct experience with supporting 24/7 manufacturing operations is preferred.