Automation Engineer, PLC/BAS at LOTTE Biologics

Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
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 Automation Engineer, PLC/BAS Controls to support the various PLC/ BAS systems that are used to in the process control of the automated systems. The primary role of the Automation Engineer, PLC/BAS Controls is to design, lead and own the PLC/BAS systems for the Automation Systems. This role will work directly with IT Engineers in determining PLC/BAS requirements, developing specifications, implementing PLC/BAS systems and strategies, testing designs and working safely and efficiently in a high compliance environment.  Training will be provided as necessary to enable skills in specific applications used to support this role.

  • Primary function will be to support the various Allen-Bradley PLC’s, Rockwell applications, JCI and Siemens HVAC systems and BAS connections and applications.
  • Builds and Influences vendor Rockwell PLC/ BAS roadmaps to align with site strategy.
  • Support the sites Greenfield and Brownfield projects supporting the sites growth and transition out of Legacy Systems.
  • Works with various PLC/BAS Vendors/ Integration specialists to ensure a safe and successful implementation effort is achieved.
  • Owns end-to-end responsibility for managing the Rockwell based PLC/BAS design to provide technical support for Automation projects across the site.
  • Support the PLC/BAS operation of all GMP/ Non GMP manufacturing systems (Process Automation Systems and Building Automation Systems) in the Manufacturing facilities at Syracuse, NY.
  • Investigate the root cause of Digital Plant PLC/BAS problems and propose solution to prevent recurrence.
  • Support the configuration, testing and implementation of process control PLC/BAS solutions to a variety of complex technical projects.
  • Ensure the documentation of the knowledge base on how to resolve PLC/BAS issues encountered, thus facilitate the job for future activities.
  • Conduct all job activities in accordance with cGMP and EHS requirements.
  • Provide training of automated solutions with Automation and Instrumentation staff to ensure understanding how the PLC/BAS functions to assist with troubleshooting during off hours.
  • Research and propose new PLC/BAS technologies to ensure cost reduction and increased reliability
  • Identifies and manages the critical spare part strategy for the PLC/ BAS critical components onsite.

Remote Position


Min Compensation

USD $76,000.00/Yr.

Max Compensation

USD $113,000.00/Yr.




Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

  • Advanced 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. 
  • 3+ years experience with PLC/BAS design/ troubleshooting/ implementation
  • Significant knowledge and proven expertise of PLC/BAS engineering relating to Emerson, Rockwell, Allen Bradley, JCI, Siemens and LES products.
  • Experienced with current industry standards for Safety and Automation and with current government regulations regarding biotech-producing facilities.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc:

  • Knowledge of products and technologies provided by major automation vendors, including but not limited to: Emerson, Rockwell, Allen Bradley, JCI, Siemens and LES.
  • Experience in redesigning/ upgrading obsolete PLC/BAS Systems
  • Ability to develop and execute innovative PLC/BAS solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Quote/ Proposal review experience to ensure adequate design meets site budget commitments and project deliverables
  • Experience working with AutoCAD drawing files, Industry Design Standards, Cabinet Layout Drawings.
  • Technical problem solving and analysis skills as well as good communications skills (verbal and written). 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead or participate in multi-disciplined team environment to achieve goals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Adaptable to a fast paced, complex and ever-changing business environment.

Physical Demands:

This position is an combination field and 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 role that allows for a 50% onsite/ remote work presence over a two-week period.


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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