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Principal Automation Engineer

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Our Automation Engineers keep our cutting-edge process controls and process monitoring systems running at peak efficiency. We provide unsurpassed expertise in designing, developing, implementing, and optimizing Regeneron’s sophisticated biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. As a Principal Automation Engineer you will be a site Subject Matter Expert on automated process control and monitoring systems and will be recognized as a technical leader by peers and business partners.

As a Principal Automation Engineer, a typical day might include the following:

  • Independently managing or providing leadership to all phases of automation engineering projects and leading all aspects of these projects from conception, design and initial specifications through completion and turnover.

  • Developing detailed and accurate project schedules while collaborating with internal multi-functional teams, end users, and third party contacts to design, develop, document and maintain software architecture deliverables for various projects for both embedded and application software.

  • Applying state of the art techniques to develop automation solutions or improve automation processes.

  • Providing solutions to sophisticated problems through modification of standard technical principles that reflect understanding of business objectives and quality implications.

  • Leading, supporting, and performing investigations relating to complex manufacturing deviations and anomalies associated with automation systems and control system software.

  • Providing guidance and developing engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines.

  • Leading multiple manufacturing process control projects related to corrective action, equipment performance improvement, and new equipment.

  • Conducting engineering studies and investigations, and preparing reports for engineering leadership.

  • Supervising a small group of senior engineers, junior engineers and contractors while providing engineering guidance across the business.

This job might be for you if you:

  • Want to support our extraordinary team to produce the highest quality medicines for patients as efficiently as possible to change people’s lives.

  • Want to challenge the status-quo and champion an environment where continuous improvement is not just metrics - it's a mentality for everyone, every day, to do better.
  • Enjoy project-oriented work with a career goal of becoming a domain specialist.
  • Have a knack for compiling documentation and enjoy it!
  • Don’t get frustrated with a meticulous process of change control, investigations and corrective actions.

To be considered for our Automation Engineer position, we prefer a BS in Engineering or a related field and the following minimum years of experience for each level:

  • Automation Engineer: BS with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Senior Automation Engineer: BS with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Principal Automation Engineer: BS with 8+ years of relevant experience

Equivalent experience with process control systems and/or data acquisition systems may be considered in lieu of degree. Level will be determined based on qualifications relevant to the role.

We look for experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems. We may consider candidates with limited experience programming and troubleshooting PLCs. Some experience in a regulated manufacturing environment is preferred. We use Allen-Bradley and Siemens control system products and video graphic chart recorders; specific knowledge with these products is ideal.


Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.

The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$71,100.00 - $158,800.00