Engineer I, Process Automation

Oregon, United States of America

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The Position

Main Purpose of the Position:

Integral Contributor to the process automation team at Genentech’s drug product plant located in Hillsboro Oregon.


  • Provide 24/7 Process Automation support.
  • Lead/Support troubleshooting and remediation of process and automation issues.
  • Lead/Support automation validation efforts.
  • Investigate proprietary automation software/hardware problems with vendors and develop patches/enhancements.
  • Compile/Maintain requirement and design specifications.
  • Interface with manufacturing and other end users of the system and implement necessary changes to improve system’s overall efficiency.
  • Participate in continual improvement programs as required.
  • Support commissioning and qualification activities as required.
  • Ensure systems maintain their validated states.
  • Follow applicable standard operating procedures while working in validated systems.


  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience with the following control systems: Rockwell FactoryTalk/ControlLogix, Siemens S7 or Emerson DeltaV.
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of process instrumentation, continuous process control, S88 batch programming, validation and GMP regulations applicable to automated systems.
  • Strong initiative and integrity as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to apply automation solutions and troubleshoot complex problems on highly automated equipment to address business needs.
  • Must have experience working in regulated industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices or Food and Beverage.
  • Must be able to successfully work independently and within teams.
  • Must be able to support shift operations at the facility. 
  • Must be able to troubleshoot problems on the shop floor when required.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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