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Associate Engineer, Industrial Automation

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

As the Associate Engineer, Industrial Automation you will be responsible for supporting the Production activities for Manufacturing and Packaging. Identify, evaluate, implement, and support IT/automation solutions and information systems to meet FUS business objectives. The role undertakes providing technical expertise with a focus on Compliance and Performance.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.


  • Serve as a representative for production information and automation systems with a focus on customer support.

  • Assist in trouble-shooting challenging IT/automation issues to improve manufacturing performance (e.g. yield improvements, etc.) for assigned systems.

  • Maintain the IT/automation systems in compliance with cGMPs.

  • Provide support as a representative of a startup or existing production team providing technical assistance in fulfilling the IT/automation requirements for the team.

  • Develop and support corrective actions for investigations related to automation or IT systems.

  • Use technical knowledge to assure the efficient operation of variety of automated processing and information technology systems.

  • On-floor support of manufacturing activities.

  • Provide support for business area applications.

  • Support of regulatory inspections and audits.

  • Support of validation activities and all other associated Quality functions.

  • Support supplies and maintenance of IT/automation equipment: PC/Tablets/Mobiles Devices. Optimize the service from IT supplier.

  • Review- documentation, maintenance work orders, and SOPs to ensure compliance with GMP and safety.

  • Manage and assist people in the usage of for IT technology in manufacturing group.


  • College degree preferred or equivalent years of experience working in IT infrastructure.

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience with a pharmaceutical environment.

  • Familiarity with production equipment and testing process flow.

  • A strong aptitude in IT.

  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure, computer hardware and software.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Problem solver with a keen eye for detail.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced.

  • Good knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice(GMP),FDA part 11 Guideline and GAMP5.

  • Prior experience in Building Management and Environmental Monitoring systems (EMS/BMS) related IT Systems / PLC / SCADA.

  • Knowledge on Switches, Actuators, Sensors, VFD’s, HMI, SCADA, I&C.

  • SQL Database experience.

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $85,000 to $125,000, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. If hired to work 2nd in this role, the pay differential will be 10%. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance.

Benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees, a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full time employees to accrue up to 120 hours in the first four (4) years of employment, and 160 hours in the fifth (5th) year of employment as well as 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


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