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Applications Automation Engineer 2

Location Novato, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

Duties

  • Support the existing PI Historian infrastructure utilized in manufacturing, as well as the design, engineering, and commissioning of data collection for new manufacturing equipment.
  • Support manufacturing, utilities, and laboratory users by assessing their needs for the PI Historian system, and execute independent projects to meet those needs.
  • Create a line of communication with vendors to troubleshoot and problems solve issues within the PI Historian environment.
  • Investigate and diagnose technical issues and provide recommendations/solutions for corrective and preventative actions.
  • Contribute to batch reporting projects/assignments in the support of site operations through requirements gathering, design support, report technical implementation, and test execution. Proactively look for and recommend improvements in site processes and procedures.
  • Develop and deploy analytics to aid in batch context generation and production lot review.
  • Create, edit, and review appropriate design documentation (User Requirements, Functional Specifications, Software Design Specifications, Configuration Specifications, IQ/OQ).
  • Manage requirements and run test scripts for system IQ/OQ in HP Quality Center.
  • Support and/or execute acceptance testing and IOQ protocols.
  • Follow established Quality Control systems and interface with QA Validation group for GMP systems.

Skills

  • 2-4 years of experience in OSISoft PI Historian use, configuration, and maintenance essential.
  • Programming in VBA, Visual Basic, C#, Python, or JavaScript strongly preferred.
  • Experience with PI Asset Framework and RtReports strongly preferred.
  • 3-6 years of experience in pharmaceutical environment including regulatory requirements associated with 21 CFR Part 11 and supporting validation of control system equipment.
  • 3-6 years of experience with the installation, startup, and servicing of process control systems.
  • Experience with PLC and data acquisition systems, and process control systems.
  • Experience with developing GAMP documentation for internal projects as well as reviewing/approving vendor supplied documentation (User Requirements, Functional Specifications, Software Design Specifications, and Software Test Plans).
  • Experience with networks and communication protocols (e.g. OPC DA, OPC AE, MODBUS etc.) preferred.
  • Virtual Machines experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with controls systems supplied with skidded equipment utilized in fermentation, cell separation and recovery, filtration, CIP, and clean utilities strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with standard Office software applications, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, and MS Visio.
  • Familiarity with HP Quality Center and Trackwise a plus.
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to self-direct and work both independently and in conjunction with cross-functional teams.

Education 

• BS or MS Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited university.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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