Engineer II/Senior Engineer, Automation (HTO) at Genentech (Portland, OR)

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The Position

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity, and diversity. We believe every employee makes a difference. We are passionate about transforming patients' lives. We are courageous in both decision and action, we believe that good business means a better world.

The focus of Hillsboro Technical Operations (HTO) is Drug Product manufacturing (Component Prep & Compounding, Liquid/Lyophilized Filling, Automated/Manual Inspection, Packaging/Finished Products and Distribution.)

  • Develop, Deploy and Test automation solutions in support of Drug Product operations.
  • Lead/Support troubleshooting and remediation of process and automation issues.
  • Lead/Support automation validation efforts.
  • Investigate proprietary automation software/hardware problems with vendors and develop patches/enhancements.
  • Compile/Maintain requirement and design specifications.
  • Interface with manufacturing and other end users of the system and implement necessary changes to improve system's overall efficiency.
  • Participate in continual improvement programs as required.
  • Lead/Support automation system upgrades.
  • Support commissioning and qualification activities as required.
  • Ensure systems maintain their validated states.
  • Follow applicable standard operating procedures while working in validated systems.
  • Lead/Support automation system infrastructure upgrades.

  • B.S or M.S. in Science or Engineering or equivalent degree and relevant work experience/training.
  • Engineer II = five years of hands-on experience (Senior Engineer = 8+ years experience) with the following control systems: Rockwell FactoryTalk/ControlLogix, Siemens S7 or Emerson Delta V.
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of process instrumentation, continuous process control, S88 batch programming, validation and GMP regulations applicable to automated systems.
  • Strong initiative and integrity as well as strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to apply automation solutions and troubleshoot complex problems on highly automated equipment to address business needs.
  • Must have working experience in regulated industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices or Food and Beverage.
  • Must be able to successfully work independently and within teams.
  • Must be able to support shift operations at the facility.


Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.

Genentech requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Genentech, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Genentech campus or is fully remote. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.
More Information on Genentech
Genentech operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in South San Francisco, CA, Vacaville, CA, Oceanside, CA and Hillsboro, OR. Genentech was founded in 1976. It has 20069 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at Genentech, click here.
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