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Thermo Fisher Scientific Automation Engineer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Engineer II, Automation, Viral Vector Services (VVS) Manufacturing Job Description:

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Viral Vector Services (VVS) is a rapidly growing, dynamic gene therapy Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) that is seeking sharp individuals to bring the highest quality processes, products and testing to our clients. Our employees are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We are looking for top talent with proven competencies and strong character to join our team and help lead our organization into the future.


Cambridge, MA


8am -5pm days

How will you make an impact?

Engineer II, Automation will be responsible for the Development and Maintenance of the Automation systems (such as Delta V, Allen Bradley, Siemens) to enable the Start-up, Commissioning and Validation the new Viral Vector Manufacturing facility to be located at the Cambridge, MA campus. Scope includes building a strategy for execution of the Automation Scope including the required team of internal Automation Engineers, Contractors, and Staff Augmentation to develop the Automation code to support the process and information systems within manufacturing.

This scope will also include aligning the scope definition of the required hardware coordinated with the equipment vendors, development of the Automation software and system coordinated with the required project schedule to enable equipment FAT's, on-site SAT's, commissioning and validation of the process systems to meet the overall project schedule. Further to coordinate interfaces with the Historian system (PI), Data Acquisition System (DAS), Building Management System (BMS), Central Alarm Management System, the Lab Equipment and the Production Equipment.

What will you do?

  • DCS/PLC/Automation system installation and support

  • Working with both hands-on and remote based staff

  • Strong ability to work independently

  • Able to handle large scale automation projects for various departments.

  • Manage multiple contractors to support site activities

  • Comfortable supporting multiple concurrent issues

  • Strong writing and documentation skills

  • Practices and promotes safe work habits and adheres to safety procedures and guidelines.

  • Utilizes automation process knowledge and investigational skills to identify and resolve automation issues and drive continuous improvement in process operations.

  • Partakes in cross functional teams to drive complex investigation close outs, determine root causes and implement appropriate corrective and preventive action Maintain and Improve Systems.

  • Supports and develop consistent manufacturing standards for controlled documents used within cGMP manufacturing.

  • Conducts complex document revisions and/or document management including batch production records and manufacturing procedures.

  • Performs training with staff on the floor, as needed.

  • Involved with cross-functional continuous improvement teams with Engineering, Validation, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Facilities, and Manufacturing Science and Technology.

  • Supports cross-functional company goals.

  • Builds cross-functional relationships and enhances relationships with team members.

  • Works cooperatively with others to meet group and organizational goals Develops Employees.

  • Meet with Supervisors regularly to discuss goals, planning, and progress.

  • Continuously builds a high-performance diverse team of people to achieve objectives.

  • Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and to prepare for future roles.

  • Seeks and welcomes feedback and responds to coaching.

  • Provides frequent feedback and coaching to others on ways to improve performance.

  • Recognizes and celebrates successes.

How will you get here?


  • Experience with DCS and/or PLC coding including but not limited to DeltaV, Allen Bradley, and Siemens.

  • Experience with systems such as Syncade, OSI PI, Infobatch and Labwatch

  • Candidate must also have the capability to define and set technical direction for the automation system.

  • Minimum of 3-6 years of experience in the biotech engineering/manufacturing environment.

  • Must have a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in Automation, Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering or combination of relevant military and industry experience

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.