Associate Director, Automation Engineering

Location
Foster City
Salary
See job description.
Posted
July 01 2021
Ref
R0019028
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma


Associate Director, Automation Engineering
United States - California - Oceanside

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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Associate Director, Automation Engineering

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking an Associate Director, Automation Engineering for the Biologics Development and Manufacturing site in Oceanside, CA. This position will provide technical leadership and expertise to the Automation Engineering Group and will focus on support of instrumentation and control systems for process, utility, and building systems.

Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Manages project budgets and organizes resources according to team priorities and customer needs.
  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards.
  • Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
  • Provides leadership and direction to engineers and contractors.
  • Provides expert project management skills and experience.
  • Manages programs and processes to ensure high quality of operations, equipment maintenance, and compliance with codes, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)
  • Interacts with contractors and/or vendors on routine machinery and equipment administration matters.
  • May hire, train, evaluate, and review personnel.
  • Ensures GMP training of all employees.
  • Manages department operational areas.
  • Manages multiple projects of significant complexity and risk. Manages machinery and equipment maintenance and operations functions.
  • Evaluates design processes to modify machinery and equipment; approves estimated cost and designs layouts.
  • Ensures that team personnel are trained and developed to meet changing company needs


Additional responsibilities:
  • Serves as a role model for strong people and project leadership through actions, decisions and directing others.
  • Serves as the main point of contact for cross-functional integration and consults on enhancements or future integrations.
  • Acts as an escalation point for non-routine function issues/decisions.
  • Directs the development of strategic function programs/initiatives, determines metrics for program success, and evaluates performance against metrics.
  • Analyzes industry trends and anticipates changes in the competitive or regulatory landscape to adjust plans as appropriate.
  • Serves as team representative in strategic planning and operating discussions with senior leadership.
  • Operations Management, Strategic Management, Manufacturing Management training/knowledge
  • Advanced leadership skills
  • Budget analysis
  • Project management including process improvements such as Six Sigma/Kaizen
  • Manufacturing, Engineering Services, Quality, Materials, Technical Services, Validation


Knowledge & Skills:
  • Demonstrates extensive understanding and application of process engineering principles, concepts, and practices, and standards.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safety regulations.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrates expertise in project management.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.


Education & Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, OR a Master's Degree and a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in engineering in highly regulated manufacturing environments.
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry.
  • Programming experience with Emerson DeltaV and Allen-Bradley PLC.
  • Knowledge of digital instrumentation and bus technologies (Fieldbus, DeviceNet, etc.)
  • Knowledge of PID control theories and techniques.
  • Experience with control system interfaces including OPC, Ethernet, etc.
  • Knowledge of clean room or classified area design or requirements.
  • Change control and Validation experience related to control and computer systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptually design, scope and project manage complex Automation projects.


Preferred experience
  • Familiarity with BAS/BMS Systems, FT Batch and OSI Pi.
  • Both upgrade of legacy systems and new application installations.


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.yello.co/external/form/24a8oU4jF5UL3CKq7lO_Cg

About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.


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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans\' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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