Automation Engineer PCS (MSAT) (m/w/d), 100%

Bachem ist ein führendes, innovationsgetriebenes Unternehmen, das sich auf die Entwicklung und Herstellung von Peptiden und Oligonukleotiden spezialisiert hat. Mit einem umfassenden Dienstleistungsangebot bietet Bachem pharmazeutischen und biotechnologischen Unternehmen weltweit Produkte für Forschung, klinische Entwicklung und kommerzielle Anwendung. Mit Hauptsitz in der Schweiz sowie Standorten in Europa, den USA und Asien ist Bachem international tätig und verfügt über mehr als 50 Jahre Erfahrung und eine branchenweit einzigartige Fachkompetenz. Das Unternehmen ist an der SIX Swiss Exchange kotiert. Weitere Informationen unter:

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see


Your Responsibilities:


As Automation Engineer PCS you will be part of the team ‘Smart Automation’ within the Smart Manufacturing department in Bachem’s Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) organization. With special emphasis on batch process control systems (primarily Siemens PCS7) you will develop, support, and enhance our process automation capability. You will also help to ensure optimal utilization of these systems by end users and contribute to new automation projects. Your working partners will be colleagues in IT, OT, and Quality functions, as well as various external partners.



Your Tasks:


  • Design and maintain Bachem’s automation software capabilities, particularly our library of standardized automation functions (master recipe phases)
  • Advanced system support for Bachem’s PCS7 stack including WinCC and Simatic Batch, including support of recipe designers and establishing best practices
  • Supporting engineering and MSAT teams during commissioning and startup of automation-centric production facilities
  • Supporting testing and simulation capabilities, including SIMIT-based equipment simulation
  • Configuration and change management, software validation activities
  • Support the process of MSR and P&ID preparation.
  • Participate in risk assessments for process validation, suggest and implement learnings
  • Requirements gathering, consolidation of requirements, and implementation activities for automation projects



Your Profile:


  • University degree in automation engineering, process engineering, pharmaceutical technology, or equivalent experience
  • Training or experience with process control systems (ideally Siemens PCS7, Simatic batch) and related auxiliary software (e.g. SIMIT)
  • Ability to understand process requirements for automation solutions and translate them to technical specifications
  • Ability to understand and follow ISA88 and Pharma Standard
  • Ability to understand electrical diagrams, P&ID, network topology, etc. to provide suggestions for expansion or adaption
  • Dedicated, self-driven personality, who enjoys taking initiative and working in a fast-paced environment



  • Solid knowledge of German is a strong plus
  • Basic IT/OT knowhow, e.g. TCP/IP networking, Windows system administration, virtualization, SQL databases
  • Compliance and GMP requirements, particularly in the context of process automation
  • Working experience in the pharmaceutical industry


Our offer:

  • A dynamic and rapidly growing work environment with internal development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours with home office days and an option for obtaining additional vacation days through workload reduction
  • Employee development through numerous internal and external training opportunities
  • 60% coverage of pension fund contributions by Bachem AG as well as option for extra-mandatory pension provision with our Pension Plan Plus
  • Access to the Swibeco benefits platform with discounts from external partners
  • Fresh, healthy and varied food in our staff restaurant
  • A wide range of free sports activities on the Bachem Campus


Would you like to drive innovation together with us?

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents via our application portal.

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