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Process Engineer III - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Frederick, MD
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Frederick, United States
Job reference: R-002106

Posted date: Dec. 20, 2016


   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  

   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As a Process Engineer III in Frederick, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  

   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  

   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities  



   The Process Engineer is responsible for providing equipment engineering support for processes at MedImmune’s Biopharmaceutical facility located in Frederick, Maryland.  The Process Engineer’s core responsibilities include resolving technical issues with the equipment as it pertains to the process requirements, optimizing/improving the process equipment, identifying root causes for deviations, defining corrective/preventative actions and implementing new/replacement equipment as required for existing or new (tech transfer) processes. The Process Engineer leads any Validated System Change Requests (VSCRs) associated with the equipment he/she is responsible for.  The individual is expected to possess strong technical skills and experience with biopharmaceutical unit operations and equipment.  

  •      Resolve/identify equipment related issues and improvements for biopharmaceutical production    
  •      Identify root cause, corrective and preventative actions for equipment caused deviations    
  •      Create/update Equipment Operation and Maintenance documentation    
  •      Select, design, and implement new or replacement equipment    
  •      Support FAT, SAT, commissioning, and validation activities    
  •      Provide technical support during cGMP audits    
  •      Train manufacturing staff on equipment operation    
  •      Assist with support of control systems    


   Essential Requirements  



   Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.  

   Preferred Education & Experience  


   Bachelors:  Life Sciences or Engineering with 5-10 years experience.  

   Desirable Requirements  

   Problem Solving  


   Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity  

   Freedom to Act  


   Works under general supervision.  Follows established procedures.  Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.  



   Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.  Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.  

   Interpersonal Communications  


   Primarily internal company contacts.  Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.  

   Next Steps – Apply today!  


   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.