Automation and Digital Engineer

Molecular Devices

Molecular Devices

Pensacola, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Automation and Digital Engineer for Cytiva is responsible for leading projects that impact our core value drivers, e.g. product quality, on-time delivery and operating margin, via automation and digitalization of manufacturing operations.

This position is part of the Manufacturing Technology team located in Pensacola, FL, and will be an on-site role. At Cytiva, our vision is to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify opportunities to improve our manufacturing value streams and develop new automation and digitalization solutions that impact our core value drivers.

  • Contribute to creating and deploying a global technology roadmap that describes the transformation of our manufacturing operations to a more automated and digitalized future state.

  • Capture data to quantify the value of solving manufacturing problems and contribute to business cases that justify investments in new automation and digitalization technologies.

  • Participate in actions to standardize technologies across the business, including global specifications for automation platforms, system architectures, and software applications.

  • Planned and executed projects to implement new automation and digitalization solutions, including their specification, development, and validation.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in relevant engineering roles in a manufacturing environment, e.g., controls and automation engineering.

  • Practical “hands-on” experience in developing and implementing controls and automation for machinery including hardware and software e.g. SCADA, PLC, HMI.

  • Understanding of current automation and digitalization technologies regarding their application in manufacturing operations.

  • Skilled in visual and daily management, demonstrated via application to engineering projects including management of own tasks and leadership of individual work-streams.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Manufacturing for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or similar regulated industries. Knowledge of GMP would be advantageous.

  • Knowledge of procedures associated with the management of change in a regulated environment and, specifically, validation of manufacturing methods and equipment.

The salary range for this role is 105-125K. This is the range that we, in good faith, believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


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