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Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Co.

Specialist I, Associate Engineer (R1557935-en-us)





Bothell, Washington, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


The Specialist I, Associate Engineer is responsible for supporting the production of personalized cell therapy products for both global clinical trials and commercial supply at the Bristol Myers Squibb Cell Therapy Manufacturing Plant (Jump) in Bothell, WA. The Associate Engineer will join the Cell Therapy Engineering and Support Lifecycle Management team under the Jump Manufacturing Sciences and Technology (MSAT) department. The Associate Engineer is expected to be a process subject matter expert for all manufacturing platforms at the BMS Manufacturing facility in Bothell. The Associate Engineer will be responsible for the implementation of cell therapy manufacturing technologies, including cross-departmental collaboration to enable facility fit, development of process documentation (Batch Records, Forms, etc), e-systems deployment, inspection readiness, and training. The Associate Engineer will support product lifecycle management, including commercialization and evolution of cell therapy products. The Associate Engineer will ensure the completion of all deliverables, critical to maintain production and supply redundancy. Work will heavily involve the use and management of quality records, stakeholder relationships with Quality Assurance, global MSAT, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Project Management organizations.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences/engineering or equivalent


0-2 years of relevant experience, experience in the cell therapy industry preferred


  • Quickly and thoroughly learns cell therapy processes and tools defined by the team.

  • Owner and impact assessor of change controls for process and procedure changes.

  • Functions as a technology and process subject matter expert.

  • Applies continuous improvement tools to identify opportunities for process improvements and operational efficiencies, and lead implementation efforts.

  • Follows change management SOPs, standards, policies and directives, delivering a consistent flow of ongoing support production. Some measurable tactical achievements and 360 feedback indicative of confidence in ability to lead initiatives of limited scope.

  • Represents MSAT and interfaces with other functions such as Scheduling, Global MSAT, Supply Chain, Quality, and Project Management.

  • Quickly learns from others and consistently steps up proactively. With some frequency, proactively supports other team members and helps them to be successful.

  • Routinely seeks opportunities to learn BMS values. Excels in demonstrating one of the BMS values (Integrity, Innovation, Passion, Urgency, Inclusion, Accountability) and works to address perceived deficiencies.

  • Supports the completion of quality records (change controls, deviations, Corrective and Preventative Actions), GMP training, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Ability to perform gowning activities and enter the manufacturing plant.


Working conditions are normal office environments, the GMP controlled cleanroom in the context of approved gowning and cleaning procedures, and handling of equipment.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. The primary duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. There are other duties and responsibilities that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit[Register to View] target="_blank"> [Register to View] to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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