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Bristol Myers Squibb

Sr. Specialist, OT Systems & Automation (R1556184-en-us)

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist



Summit, New Jersey, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


The Sr. Specialist, OT Systems & Automation OT Systems & Automation – Cell Therapy Manufacturing Systems, will support the successful implementation and operation of Process Automation systems through interaction with internal team members, peer and higher level customers as well as external service providers. The individual is responsible for development of and adherence to system governance procedures.

Reporting into the IT organization the candidate will be primarily responsible for owning and managing the Operational Technology and DeltaV automation systems across the site as well as exposure to DeltaV systems being deployed across other BMS Cell Therapy Facilities.

The candidate should have at least 2+ years of experience in pharma/biotech with specific expertise in Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality System disciplines. The candidate needs to have an understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and process automation in addition to prior experience in IT Architecture and Infrastructure networks.


  • Will work on and contribute to the Summit Cell Therapy Facility Automation Systems (Process automation), the data collection (OSI PI) and analytics deliverables.
  • Partnering with Mfg. Operations colleagues (Manufacturing, MS&T, Quality, Site Engineering), Enterprise teams (Global MS&T, Enterprise MES), Enterprise Business teams and local system Digital Capability Managers to deliver the requirements for the Summit Cell therapy facility for the following:
    • Delivering the requirements for the Process Automation Systems (DeltaV) infrastructure as well as the Unit operations within the Process automation system.
    • Integration needs with the Manufacturing Execution System (Syncade) & Data Historian (OSI PI)
  • Help set the PAS priorities for the Summit CTF and work the delivery of these priorities.
  • Work with the technical teams to develop the requirements, code and test the deliverables and drive execution of system testing at the site level.
  • Network and work with other cell therapy PAS members to proactively identify issues with cell therapy based requirements and drive the resolutions.
  • Work with enterprise PAS team and SME's to develop PAS standards, philosophy, design approach and SOPs for Summit CTF.
  • Will drive and support the resolution of critical PAS issues.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in Process Automation Systems, specifically DeltaV, and data collection (i.e. OSI PI).
  • Expert understanding of S88, S95 and batch processing operations required.
  • Understanding of engineering documentation such as P&IDs, process flow diagrams and standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems from the field element up through operator interfaces and databases.
  • Experience with control system networking technologies, PC networking technology and virtualization required.
  • Experience working with SQL, Server, Oracle, SAP, or other relational databases preferred but not required.
  • Excellent communication skills including oral, written and formal presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment, manage multiple priorities, and be self-directed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, IT, Science field or equivalent experience.
  • Must have experience with Emerson DeltaV.
  • Must have experience with OSI Pi.
  • Minimum 2+ year’s relevant industry experience.
  • Prior Biologics/Cell Therapy experience is highly valued but not required.
  • Understanding of supply chain, manufacturing domains and supporting technology including manufacturing and supply chain ERP systems (e.g. Oracle, SAP).
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and how they relate to existing and new business systems and practices, primarily GxP.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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

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.

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