Sr. Automation Engineer

Nashville, Tennessee
Operations – Facilities & Engineering /
Full-Time /
Headquartered in Nashville, TN – one of the fastest-growing and most exciting cities in the United States – August Bioservices is a privately-owned, high-growth, and high-impact Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO).  As a US-based outsourcing partner that provides a wide array of expert drug discovery, drug formulation, and drug manufacturing services to pharma and biotech companies of all sizes, we play a vital role in the global pharmaceutical industry. Our work is instrumental in helping to develop molecules today that can become the life-changing therapies of tomorrow. To support our growth plans, August is investing significant capital in a two-phase expansion project – including building a new state-of-the-art facility adjacent to our current facility. For those seeking dynamic opportunities, rewarding career paths and a chance to make a difference in global health, come grow with August!

August Bioservices is looking for a highly motivated Senior Automation Engineer to join the Engineering Operations team. The Engineering Operations team supports manufacturing operations located in Nashville TN. Reporting to the Manager of Engineering and Facilities, this position is responsible for providing day to day and project-based automation support for both cGMP and non-GMP groups within the manufacturing organization located in Tennessee. Project work includes continuous improvement, retrofit, and capital investments to develop new technologies and optimize development and clinical manufacturing operations.

The Senior Automation Engineer will be responsible for using expertise to design innovative solutions. These solutions span the areas of automation systems, data historians, IoT devices, etc. The person will be responsible for maintaining and providing technical support, ensuring availability of the automation systems within the Nashville site.


    • Lead project work that includes continuous improvement, retrofit, and capital investments to develop new technologies and optimize development and clinical and commercial manufacturing operations.
    • Design, architect, troubleshoot, and deliver future enhancements for automation related systems.
    • Provide technical support and maintenance of the automation systems
    • Provide oversight to contractors for staff augmentation and/or project roles as needed.
    • Provide technical solutions to a wide range of process automation related design challenges.
    • Work collaboratively with inter-department and cross-functional teams to lead necessary changes in a timely and productive manner.
    • 24/7 on-call support for emergencies as needed.
    • Requires working in an industrial manufacturing environment including gowning.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Life Sciences or related discipline
    • 8+ years of relevant industry experience
    • Experience with multiple computerized systems (Rockwell, DeltaV, PI, etc.).
    • Experience working in regulated environments (i.e., cGMP, OSHA, EPA).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of bus technologies and Instrumentation.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of validation requirements for control systems in CGMP and/or ASTM environments.
    • Proficiency in computer programs and applications such as Windows, VBA, Microsoft Word, and Excel, Access, etc.
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and be accountable.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with DeltaV.
    • Experience with SCADA/PLC systems, such as Rockwell FactoryTalk/RSLogix.
    • Experience with control systems/network/validation.
    • Experienced in establishment of safe practices in a cGMP environment.
    • Proven technical and analytical skills to quickly resolve automation system issues.
    • Understanding of data integrity principles and processes.
    • Experience with IoT solution and edge devices.
At August Bioservices, Our Credo is our culture. Everything we do, we do with great care. We believe in the promise of discovery and the power of science to transform lives. We assert that excellence is not a static destination, but a standard, and an every-day measuring stick of our advancement. We aspire to unlock the potential in every person, every process and every molecule – from start to finish. We are committed to doing the right thing the first time and every time, meeting or exceeding all regulatory requirements. We strive to be exceptional, preferred and indispensable partners for our customers; responsible and engaged citizens within our communities; and active, mindful stewards of our environment.
We are August Bioservices. We are pointing the way forward. If this sounds like your kind of working environment, we want you on our team!

August Bioservices  is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. August Bioservices does not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law.