Bristol Myers Squibb Assistant Automation Shift Engineer in Devens, Massachusetts

Title: Assistant Automation Shift Engineer

Location: NA-US-MA-Devens

Job Number: 1703519

At Bristol-Myers Squibb, we believe that together we can make the difference. We want to do this by building professional teams who can create and innovate medicines that benefit doctors and their patients.

Our large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts, is expanding and there are a number of exciting career opportunities to join Bristol-Myers Squibb, one of the world’s leading BioPharma companies.

We’ve created one of the world’s premier biologics facilities, among the first sites in the industry to have a fully automated, integrated manufacturing control system that enables the plant to run virtually paperless. It is a site that combines biologics development with clinical and commercial manufacturing on a single campus – a true biologics center of excellence for the company where teams are encouraged to closely collaborate. This expansion was designed to support the launch of new medicines by more closely aligning biologics development and manufacturing capabilities. All this goes towards helping create and innovate life-saving medicines that fight serious illnesses.


  • Support 24/7 manufacturing operations that includes need based shift coverage consisting day/ night shifts and weekend coverages.

  • Participate in Run the Business initiatives such as change implementation, investigations, corrective actions, and manufacturing support.

  • Implement system modifications by following appropriate standard operating procedures.

  • Troubleshoot and remediate system configuration/infrastructure issues.

  • Collaborate in investigations of proprietary automation software/hardware problems with vendors.

  • Communicate proactively with supervisor and colleagues, highlighting issues and proposing solutions.

  • Participate in on-call support for Automation/IT systems with other team members.

  • Follow applicable standard operating procedures while working in validated systems.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and technical experience.

  • 0 - 2 years working experience with control systems or manufacturing systems Preferred Emerson DeltaV, Emerson Syncade, OSISoft PI, or Rockwell Logix

  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of computerized systems and Systems Development Life Cycle.

  • Working knowledge in computerized systems (Preferred Emerson DeltaV, Emerson Syncade, OSISoft PI, or Rockwell Logix).

  • Understanding of expectations working in regulated industries such as Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device or Food-Beverage is a plus.

  • Must demonstrate an ability to understand and apply software solutions.

  • Must demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot complex problems on highly automated equipment.

  • Must be able to successfully work independently and within teams.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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