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Bristol Myers Squibb

Associate Director Manufacturing Science and Technology - Manufacturing Systems

Bothell, WA

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The Associate Director Manufacturing Science and Technology - Manufacturing Systems will be responsible for controls systems design, programming, simulation and testing, validation, troubleshooting, and project documentation. Equipment planned for automation control includes bioreactors and media processing system. The position will include participating in initial qualification activities (CSV, recipe qualification) and ongoing activities such as recipe revision, periodic review, validation, and integration with MES and data historian. This position will work with global teams to design automated solutions that improve processes and integrate new equipment. The Automation Engineer III role will represent site automation in cross functional efforts and work collaboratively with system owners and quality groups.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):


  • BS in engineering, computer science, biology, or equivalent scientific discipline.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may substitute.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience.
  • 5+ years of automation system experience is strongly preferred.
  • 4+ years managing teams
  • Experience with Emerson Delta V batch processing.
  • Experience with cGMP/GMP, ICH guidelines, date integrity, computer system validation, safety principles, and working within a regulated industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with biopharmaceutical manufacturing, cell culture.
  • Experience with defining class-based modules.
  • Experience configuring and testing phase logic and sequence flow charts.
  • Experience with control and equipment modules, state driven algorithms.
  • Experience using DeltaV Operate (Live) to configure graphics.
  • Experience with VBScript and PSSB library.
  • Knowledge of industrial network buses (Fieldbus, DeviceNet, Profibus)
  • Demonstrated leadership of multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/groups including the ability to navigate a heavily matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated ability to represent site strategy on global teams
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with users to clearly define written requirements.
  • Ability to work in a high paced team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize work from multiple projects.
  • Capable of adapting to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $149,000 - $188,000, plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and where the job is performed. Final, individual compensation is decided based on demonstrated experience.

For more on benefits, please visit our BMS Careers site.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed in our careers site may vary based on the job and location.


If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science™ , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can perform complex functions through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Client-provided location(s): Bothell, WA, USA
Job ID: BristonMyers-R1565727-en-us
Employment Type: Other