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ThermoFisher Scientific Automation Engineer II in Plainville, Massachusetts

Job Description

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific VVS is a multifaceted gene and cell therapy contract development and manufacturing organization that is looking for leaders to bring the highest quality processes, products and testing to our clients! Our staff members; are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with shown proficiencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.

How will you make an impact:

The Automation Engineer II is responsible for supporting Thermo Fisher VVS facilities in Lexington, MA with a scope encompassing automation systems for GMP manufacturing, MES, Process Development, Quality Control, and Warehouse operations.

What will you do :

Responsible for the support of clinical and commercial drug manufacturing of gene therapy products.

Leads automation activities during tech transfers of new products into the manufacturing facility and provides continued support throughout manufacturing campaigns.

Designs, specifies, and supports manufacturing equipment and analytical equipment including implementing modifications to improve operational performance and product quality.

Builds and is a great partner with other Thermo Fisher VVS sites to develop and promote automation standard methodologies and ensures compliance with Thermo Fisher VVS SOP’s, safe work practices, and cGMP regulations.

The position involves close collaboration with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Sciences, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Information Systems, and other Engineering teams to finish the responsibilities.

How will you get here?

Experience with systems such as OSI PI, Infobatch, and Ignition installation and support.

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

Experience with electrical standards and local requirements and general electrical safety standard methodologies.

Experience with “smart” instrumentation protocols (i.e.: HART, Fieldbus, PROFIBUS, AMS Suite, etc.).

Experience with automation hardware (system I/O modules &/or cards, power supplies, control relays, signal conditioners, etc.).

Experience with P&ID loop tuning.

Key skills/desired experience

Experience with Single-Use Manufacturing equipment is a plus.

Strong interpersonal and communications skills; written and oral.

User documentation review and revision experience.

Working with both hands-on and remote-based staff.

Strong ability to work independently.

Comfortable leading multiple concurrent priorities.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Bachelor degree strongly preferred (e.g. Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering)


Minimum of 2 years of applicable experience, preferably in the biotech engineering/manufacturing environment.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.