April 15, 2024 Job ID: 23202

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional drug development to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic. We are a team of scientists, engineers, creatives, and business professionals who believe that advancing science enhances lives. We have developed technologies to unlock high-value drug targets, including antibody-drug conjugates and T-cell engagers for cancer, and complex transmembrane proteins for indications such as metabolic and endocrine conditions, pain, and autoimmunity.

We are looking for an Automation Engineer to work with our clinical manufacturing team. In this role, based in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, you will be responsible for participating in the automation design and commissioning process, generating qualification protocols, and maintaining the validated state of systems and processes in our new GMP facility, with the goal of producing first-in-class and best-in-class antibody therapeutics for patients. 

How you might spend your days

  • Contributing to the automation design and commissioning process, generating documentation, and maintaining the validated state of systems and processes
  • Providing technical input to automation impacting projects and supporting the start-up and commissioning of automation and critical process utility systems
  • Supporting the investigation of deviations, development of CAPAs, and change control activities
  • Supporting the plant by troubleshooting issues in real time and providing potential automation solutions for manufacturing and quality teams 
  • Working with Process Development, Manufacturing Science and Technology and others to support the tech transfer playbook, moving drug candidates from pilot plant to manufacturing scales with speed and precision
  • Participating in the execution of Operational Technology software maintenance activities
  • Participating in the delivery of automation capital works projects through the lifecycle of an operating manufacturing plant

We’d love to hear from you if

  • You have a bachelors in engineering, computer science or equivalent engineering discipline and 3+ years of automation system experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry
  • You have experience with cGMP/GMP, data integrity, computer system validation, and safety principles
  • You have experience with building automation & HVAC control systems and experience with Rockwell PlantPAx plants
  • You have a good understanding of ISA standards regarding Batch Control (ISA-88), Alarm Management (ISA-18.2), Industrial Cybersecurity (ISA-99) and Enterprise-Control System Integration (ISA-95)
  • You are enthusiastic about applying your expertise in advancing information technology and operating technology within manufacturing operations
  • You are an outstanding communicator and teammate and excel at working with users to clearly define what they want from an automation system
  • You have the ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines

What we offer

AbCellera’s hiring range for this role is CAD $60,500 - $75,600 annually, commensurate with your education and job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to base salary, we offer equity, annual bonus dependent on team and company performance, and a 6% (non-match) RRSP contribution. 

You will have a CAD $1,500 annual Active Lifestyle Allowance, annual vacation, opportunity for flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities, and comprehensive health benefits. Scientific and technical mentorship is a priority. And you’ll find we prioritize teams and social groups to build community and connections across AbCellera.

About AbCellera

AbCellera is a global company that discovers and develops antibody-based medicines that help people live longer, happier, and more productive lives. We are focused on bringing innovative medicines to patients, both by advancing our internal pipeline of programs and partnering with companies that have novel science or innovative technology.

And it all starts with our team. We’ve built a place where people feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. A place that exists to push the limits of science and technology, and aims to bring better therapies to patients.

We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success.