Automation Engineer I/II

South San Francisco
California, United States of America

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The Position

Job Summary:

Develops, implements and maintains methods, operation sequence and processes in the manufacture or fabrication of parts, components, sub assemblies and final assemblies. Interfaces with design engineering in coordinating the release of new products. Estimates manufacturing cost, determines time standards, and makes recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines. Maintains records and reporting systems for coordination of manufacturing operations.


Execute day-to-day duties to deliver required business results by maintaining work standards and principles for acting ethically, with integrity, diversity, inclusion, safely, and in compliance when carrying out your responsibilities at Genentech:

  • Manufacturing Technical Support and 24x7 on-call support for manufacturing computerized systems.

  • Monitoring and analysis of manufacturing data as necessary to provide support for process discrepancies, investigations, validation protocols, process transfers, or equipment troubleshooting

  • Developing and implementing technologies which enhance manufacturing operations.

  • Support and implementation of projects of various magnitude to maximize success rates, reduce discrepancies, increase capacity/productivity, increase levels of safety and/or compliance.

  • Design and execution of large and/or strategic projects in line with overall department and plant strategies including planning, design, implementation, installation, commissioning and qualification.

  • Contribute to the increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the Automation group by contributing towards infrastructure improvements to guidelines, procedures, practices, standards and cross-functional business processes. The candidate should have a mindset of sharing insights and improvements, and participating in/lead design reviews.

  • Ensure that systems achieve a high level of performance, reliability and regulatory compliance.  Author and maintain detailed design documents, system architecture diagrams and standard operating procedures.

  • Provide technical leadership, guidance and mentoring to staff including projects, continuous improvements and inspection/regulatory readiness initiatives.

  • Assess and manage risks associated with system operation and use, and design, and implement improvements.

  • Support site audits and inspections, and implement corrections as needed.

  • This position requires strong adherence to compliance and safety requirements, cGMPs, SOPs, and other manufacturing documents.  As with any position in a manufacturing environment, the job requires an ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and the flexibility to support operations in accordance with the manufacturing schedule.

Qualification / Requirements:

We are seeking applicants for this position who possess the following qualifications. The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

  • B.S or M.S. in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with 2-6 years experience or equivalent degree and relevant work experience/training.

  • The successful candidate must have strong initiative and integrity as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to successfully work independently and within teams.

  • The candidate must demonstrate an ability to apply automation solutions to address business needs.B

  • Beneficial to have working experience with supporting multiple control platforms (such as DeltaV, Allen-Bradley PLC 5 & ControlLogix, Foxboro I/A, Siemens, Invensys, etc.) and interfaces (GE iFix, RSView, etc.), Theoretical and applied knowledge of process

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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