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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Specialist, Engineer II - Manufacturing Sciences and Tech Operations (R1557175-en-us-1)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



Seattle, Washington, 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.

BMS Cell Therapy Development Organization (CTDO) is developing novel cellular immunotherapies based on two distinct and complementary platforms Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) and T Cell Receptors (TCRs) technologies. Our goal is to revolutionize medicine by re-engaging the bodys immune system to treat cancer.

BMS CTDO is growing and we are looking for Manufacturing Sciences and Tech Operations Engineer I / II to join our team in Global MSAT. The successful candidate will be based in WA or NJ supporting our CMO and collaborate with the cross functional teams to lead efforts related to technology transfer and continuous commercial manufacturing of our cell therapy products. This engineer will have responsibilities like an internal MSAT organization for BMS CTDOs cell therapy manufacturing CMO site(s) with the focus on supplementing the technical capabilities of the CMO. This person will be responsible for supporting on site/off site execution of MSAT tasks including clinical and commercial manufacturing support.

The Manufacturing operations engineer will also support technology transfer to CMOs including creation, changes, and enhancements to process documentation (batch records, work instructions, SOPs, etc.) occurring at CMOs. The person will be responsible for process monitoring activities, which include real time tech support for batches (Person-in-Plant) and will ensure all unit operations are carried out per approved production batch record instructions. Additionally, the engineer will be responsible to support execution of any MSAT activities along with support for Continued Process Verification (CPV). This engineer will work closely with a cross-functional team of members from QA and external manufacturing to support all MSAT related activities at external CMOs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site and remote technical process support for on-going manufacturing, routine clinical and/or commercial cell therapy products at the CMO.
  • Review and approve manufacturing batch records, change controls, and deviations authored by the CMO.
  • Review executed batch records to ensure process is operating within the validated state
  • Work with technical and quality teams at CMO to evaluate and implement process improvements
  • Author risk assessments, study protocols, and technical reports and revise process documents as needed to support technology transfer and process changes
  • Perform and support data monitoring of manufacturing processes to understand process capability, resolve production issues and troubleshoot investigation-driven events
  • Ensure the manufacturing process is in a state of control, through an understanding of CPV data.
  • Support production related investigations, ensuring compliance with internal standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Leverage and maintain strong relationships with external CMOs and their vendors.
  • Support permanent inspection readiness and actively support regulatory inspections.
  • Develop, execute manufacturing process improvement activities in accordance with the overall life cycle plan for the product.
  • Share operational best practices and process learning with the rest of the manufacturing network.

Qualifications & Experience

  • MSc or BSc in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or equivalent with minimum of 1-3 years relevant experience in biologic process/analytical development or commercial biologic manufacturing process support.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in cross functional teams, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform/document complex manufacturing processes and provide technical support in a clinical/commercial GMP environment.
  • Excellent documentation skills with attention to detail.
  • Experience with cGMP,ICH guidelines,PPQ (process validation), and working within a Quality organization.
  • Experience working in a self-driven, performance/results oriented, fast paced matrix environment.
  • Excellentproblem-solvingskills.
  • Proficiency utilizing MS Office products and working knowledge of statistical software (R, JMP, Minitab)
  • Able to creatively manage time and elevate relevant issues to project lead and line management.
  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Skills

  • Experience with cell culture or aseptic techniques is preferred.
  • Experience in a regulated, GMP manufacturing environment is required.
  • Excellent communication, writing, sense of urgency, teamwork, and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with teams in different functions and organizations.
  • Operational excellence training/background is preferred.


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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