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Automation Technician

Chattanooga, Tennessee Permanent Date posted 02/07/2024
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About The Job

We deliver 4.3 billion healthcare solutions to people every year, thanks to the flawless planning and meticulous eye for detail of our Manufacturing & Supply teams. With your talent and ambition, we can do even more to protect people from infectious diseases and bring hope to patients and their families.

Your job as an Automation Technician for Sanofi Consumer Healthcare involves providing highly technical electrical, electronic, and control system maintenance support and leadership to ensure the safe, reliable, and cGMP compliant operation of Sanofi’s automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we build trusted and loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Our mission is to enable better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. We strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view. To achieve this, we need people who can shape the future of our business and help us on our journey to becoming the best fast-moving consumer healthcare company in and for the world.

This is a first shift role, Monday - Friday: 9am -5pm - with flexibility to be available for 2nd and 3rd shift as need, as well as available for an on-call rotation.


  • Provide complex troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of the following equipment and systems.

  • PLC, computer-controlled, and servo-controlled equipment.

  • Electrical controls including motor starters, relays, control wiring, variable frequency drives, sensors, and both AC and DC motors. 

  • Troubleshooting process controls including both digital and analog control circuits.

  • Mechanical systems and components including conveyors, pumps, valves, pneumatics, bearings, seals, and power transmission system components such as gearboxes, belt, and chain drives.

  • Implement and manage online vendor equipment monitoring and troubleshooting support.

  • Manage software updates and backups of PLC, servo, and computer-controlled equipment, saving backups to dedicated file paths on the company network.

  • Develop and implement plant automation projects, including vision systems, supervisory control systems, safety interlocks, etc.

  • Use of shop machinery including mills, lathes, drill presses, and normal industrial tools for repair purposes.

  • Support the Preventive Maintenance program by performing PM activities and assisting is continuous program improvement.

  • Provide written and oral communication to manufacturing team leaders and management.

  • Support Engineering projects for both new equipment installations and improvements to existing installations.

  • Safely perform work, including adherence to policies such as lock-out/tag-out, and confined space entry.

  • Serve as liaison for OEM technical support and parts supply contacts.

  • Serve as a mentor to other maintenance technicians as a primary resource for solving complex technical equipment issues.

  • Troubleshoot equipment with an emphasis on electrical, automation, and controls.

  • Read and interpret schematics, manuals, blueprints, and other technical documents.

  • Communicate with all levels of Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Engineering.

  • Execute Preventive and Corrective Maintenance work orders.

  • Understand and apply mathematics as related to machine cycle rates, conveyor speeds, or when troubleshooting equipment timing issues.

About You

  • Education & Experience: You must have a High School Diploma or GED. A two (2) or four (4) year degree in electrical, electronics, or electromechanical fields, preferred.

  • Technical Competencies: You should have five (5+) years' demonstrated experience performing maintenance and repairs of automated manufacturing equipment, with an emphasis on electrical and control systems OR two (2+) years of experience with a 2 or 4-year degree in electrical, electronics, or electromechanical fields.

Preferred Professional Skills

  • 10+ years demonstrated experience performing maintenance and repairs of automated equipment, with an emphasis on electrical and control systems.

  • Two (2) or Four (4)-year degree in electrical, electronics, or electromechanical fields.

  • Electrical License and willingness to maintain license while employed by Sanofi.

  • Experience in a GMP/cGMP manufacturing environment.

Why Choose Us?

  • Bring the miracles of science to life alongside a supportive, future-focused team.

  • Discover endless opportunities to grow your talent and drive your career, whether it’s through a promotion or lateral move, at home or internationally.

  • Take good care of yourself and your family with benefits including high-quality healthcare, prevention and wellness programs with 3 weeks paid vacation and at least 14 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave.

  • Enjoy a well-crafted rewards package with competitive pay that recognizes your contribution and amplifies your impact.

  • Take advantage of our robust 401(k) program and tuition reimbursement to further your future, education and career.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.




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