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Automation Engineer

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Job Description

About the role:

Within the Engineering Automation department, you will be part of a team of engineers managed by the Operational Automation Supervisor. As an administrator or System Owner of certain equipment, you will be responsible for technical support (hot line), investigating, maintaining and improving the automation of the production equipment in use.

You will also participate in site improvements changes in collaboration with with multi-disciplinary team and you will also  provide support for automation validation activities.

As an administrator or System Owner you will be asked to provide Automation expertise in the investigation of deviations or other problems.

How you will contribute:

As an Automation Engineer:

  • Responsible for and administrator of automated systems linked to the production equipment of the Takeda Neuchâtel site.

  • Support the demands of our different partners as an Automation expert.

  • Good knowledge in PLC and Supervision software development.

  • Carry out FAT (factory acceptance tests) and SAT (site acceptance tests) tests and commissioning of automated systems.

  • Respect and promote the EHS (environment, health, safety) rules in force on the site and participate in the improvement of the intervention conditions by a proactive attitude.

Constraints related to the position:

  • Daytime position.

  • On-call service according to annual schedule (around 6-8 weeks per year).

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor of Sciences HES as an engineer in Automation or equivalent.

  • 2 to 3 years of experience in the field of biotechnology or the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

  • Knowledge of biotechnology technologies and processes, with proven experience in computerized and automated systems in this field.

  • Experience in writing functional and design specifications.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GMP (good manufacturing practices) requirements and biopharmaceutical industry regulations and standards related to qualification and validation.

  • Dynamic and willing character with a strong team spirit.

  • Technical curiosity and ability to learn and share skills.

  • Methodical and rigorous in work with an ability to analyze / solve problems.

  • Good verbal and written communication in French, English is an asset.

  • Knowledge and use of standard computer tools.

  • Reliable, serious and organised can describe you.

What Takeda offers you:

- Competitive salaries.

- Full accident coverage.

- Participation in health insurance premiums.

- Advantageous pension plans.

- Subsidised meals.

- Financial participation in employee sports activities.

- Transport: support for local public transport passes, free parking, car sharing programme.

- Takeda Neuchâtel offers its employees an attractive working environment and conditions. The well-being, safety, development and career advancement of its employees are at the heart of our vision and our Human Resources, Health, Environment and Safety policies.

- Takeda Neuchâtel is an employer committed to its employees and to future generations.

Learn more about Takeda Neuchâtel:

With over 700 employees, Takeda Neuchâtel is one of the ten largest employers in the Canton of Neuchâtel and one of the leading biopharmaceutical production sites in Switzerland. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the site employs a wide range of professionals trained in biotechnologies and their application in industrial production.

With more than twenty nationalities, Takeda Neuchâtel offers an international, diverse and innovative working environment within a company that is firmly rooted and committed to its local ecosystem.

Takeda Neuchâtel is certified as a training company by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs. We train young apprentices in various fields such as laboratory quality control, logistics, IT and biopharmaceutical production.

"Empowering our people to shine”:

Takeda is proud of its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants without regard to skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.


CHE - Neuchatel

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