Associate Engineer - Automation at LOTTE Biologics

Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
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US-NY-East Syracuse
Location : Postal Code


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We are LOTTE Biologics! A new company, built on 80 years of tradition!


We embody our core values of being Inspired by Science, Embracing Diversity, Fostering Talent, and Connecting Lives. Our mission is to be the most trusted partner in the industry, with high standards of quality and continuous innovation, to reliably deliver benefits for patients worldwide.


We deliver therapies that make a Healthier World!


To help us meet our mission LOTTE Biologics is in need of an Associate Automation Engineer. The Associate Automation Engineer is a key member of the Digital Plant team supporting process controlled automated systems at the Syracuse, NY manufacturing facility. The primary role of the associate automation engineer is to design and participate in the implementation of engineering solutions for process equipment controls, S88 batch controls, hardware, device integration, and server support for the production and building control systems. The role will work directly with process experts in determining automation requirements, developing specifications, implementing hardware/software strategies, testing designs, providing 24/7 support for manufacturing systems, and working safely and efficiently in a high compliance environment.


LOTTE Biologics  provide training as necessary to enable skills in specific applications used to support this role.



  • Owns end-to-end responsibility for providing design recommendations for automation related projects, ensuring processes are configured per user functional requirements.
  • Support the operation of all GMP/ Non GMP manufacturing systems (Process Automation Systems and Building Automation Systems) in the Manufacturing facilities at Syracuse, NY.
  • Participate in root case investigations of Digital Plant problems and propose solution to prevent recurrence.
  • Support the configuration, testing and implementation of process control solutions to a variety of complex technical problems.
  • Ensure the documentation of the knowledge base on how to resolve issues encountered, thus facilitate the job for future activities.
  • Provide oversight and ownership on the Automated Manufacturing processes, including Batch Recipes, Formulas, Phases, automated sequences, hardware, and networking components.
  • Participate in Lean OpEx initiatives that align with site strategy and interact with cross-functional groups to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
  • Conduct all job activities in accordance with cGMP and EHS requirements.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Max Compensation

USD $100,000.00/Yr.




Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

  • Knowledge of engineering or sciences generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S. in, engineering, science, biochemistry or related discipline or its equivalent is highly desired
  • Direct biologic manufacturing experience of 3+ years is desired.
  • Knowledge and proven expertise of engineering and operating principles related to typical biopharmaceutical upstream and downstream processing and support equipment including but not limited to bioreactors, filtration and ultra-filtration, CIP, SIP, centrifugation, chromatography, and media and buffer make-up is preferred.
  • Experience with Emerson DeltaV Distributed Control Systems and Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLCs preferred.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc.: 

  • Knowledge of products and technologies provided by major automation vendors, including: DeltaV, Allen Bradley, and GE.
  • Experience in deploying computing hardware and communication systems that include PCs, servers, thin clients, Ethernet infrastructure. Knowledge of instrumentation busses (Foundation FieldBus, ProfiBus, DeviceNet, etc.)
    a plus.
  • Ability to execute innovative process control solutions for continuous improvement for control of the manufacturing operations.
  • Understanding of Process Flow Diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures, and Manufacturing Batch Records to design appropriate controls system programming.
  • Technical problem solving and analysis skills as well as good communications skills (verbal and written).
  • Demonstrated experience in process control methods and industry standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand process design documents such as P&IDs, electrical schematics, and loop drawings.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in multi-disciplined team environment to achieve goals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of current industry standards for Safety and Automation.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex, and ever-changing business environment.

Physical Demands:

This position is an office-based position which requires appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE)
when field work is required. Frequent repeated motions such as keyboarding are required.


Work Environment:
This position is based indoors, and you will primarily be working with others, but also independently and alone at
times. This position is a team & project-based position that will require occasional shift work, weekends, and holidays


This position requires up to 5% of travel.


Work Location:

East Syracuse, NY


We believe that women, people of color, veterans and LGBTQ communities must participate in the work we do, so we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of underrepresented communities.  If this is the work that you want to do in a culture of inclusion and excellence with the goal of making our world to be a healthier place, then please apply today! 


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Company Profile

LOTTE BIOLOGICS was established in 2022, and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. LOTTE BIOLOGICS entered the biologics CDMO business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site, as of January 1, 2023!


The newly established organization aims to become a Global Top 10 CDMO company in the biopharmaceutical industry.  With initial operations in 1948 in Japan, LOTTE has grown to become the fifth-largest conglomerate corporation in South Korea. LOTTE has various business units, including petro/fine chemicals, food, retail, hotels, electronics, construction, and IT. LOTTE has 30+ global locations across the US, Europe, and Asia.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


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