Associate Director* Automation

  • BioNTech Careers
  • Rwanda
  • Senior, very experienced
  • Manager First Level
  • Engineer
  • Production, manufacturing
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Join us!

Who we are:
We are a global immunotherapy company. Our 3,000+ colleagues globally are committed to improving the health of people worldwide with our fundamental research utilizing the full potential of the immune system to fight cancer, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. We leveraged our mRNA technology to develop a COVID-19 vaccine which became the first mRNA drug approved for human use.
 
What we do with the BioNTainers:
We want to improve healthcare by making our innovations accessible worldwide. Therefore, we developed the first modular mRNA-manufacturing facilities based on a container solution called “BioNTainers”.  The aim is to build a regional manufacturing network in Africa, with Africa, for Africa.
 
Why we need you:
The BioNTainers will be equipped to produce a range of mRNA-based vaccines targeted towards the needs of African Union member states. You will become part of the regional staffing team, driving the establishment of the regional African end-to-end mRNA manufacturing network.
 

Head* Automation

Along with the growth of BioNTechs global footprint, we are staffing a new site engineering
team. The site engineering is in charge to host and execute the local repair, maintenance,
calibration, qualification and automation.
The site engineering team ensures equipment availability in GMP compliant manner. The
mRNA manufacturing suites and its periphery are automated (PCS 7 SIEMENS for Process, BMS, EMS, MES) and host standard biotech unit operations (AHUs, Bioreactors,
TFF, Filtration skids, etc. pp.)

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Responsible to lead a team of automation engineers
  • System Owner for automation infrastructure (SIEMENS PCS 7) to operate process
    equipment, EMS, BMS, MES and interfaces to periphery (e.g. OSI Pi data historian,
    SAP ERP)
  • Ensure automation infrastructure availability according to cGMP guidelines
  • Build and grow the automation team on site

What you have to offer

Education:
  • Completed academic degree (B.Sc./M Sc.) with major in process engineering, mechanical engineering, or biotechnology
Professional experience:
  • At least 3-5 years of engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Languages:
  • English fluent spoken and written
  • German & French highly appreciated
Competencies:
  • High degree of process automation know-how for basic technical process opera-tions
  • Extensive automation knowledge and professional experience required
  • SIEMENS PCS7 Know-how is a must (also other SIEMENS systems area required, e.g. WinCC, TIA etc.)
  • Very good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work without supervision and to demonstrate job ownership
  • Pronounced team and communication skills
  • Analytical and concept-based thinking and acting
  • GMP-related experience is a must
  • Strong industry network to equipment vendors etc.

Benefits & Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
 

How to apply

Apply now and simply send us your application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter as well as your contact details by using our online form.

Please note: 
  • Only applications sent via our online form shall be considered.
  • Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and 
  • Incomplete applications shall be rejected.
We are looking forward receiving your application.

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!