Principal Mechanical Engineer, HVAC & Refrigeration

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Global System and Standards team is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, and innovative individual for a position as a Mechanical Engineer. This position is an individual contributor. The successful candidate shall possess the skills required to successfully develop and execute project tasks and deliverables, be a collaborative team player, and have a strong drive to deliver with excellence to customers. This person will provide mechanical engineering leadership and guidance to develop and implement mechanical systems and designs on HVAC, containment systems, steam, hot water, glycol, compressed gasses, chillers, boilers and other projects as needed. The Mechanical Engineer SME is responsible for coordinating with other engineering disciplines including architects, clean utilities, I&C, electrical and also site personnel to ensure the design requirements are met. Project sizes will vary, and will consist primarily of Bio Pharm/Pharma Facilities & Utilities projects including both renovations / retrofits within existing facilities and new construction projects. The Mechanical SME will be responsible for staying current with technology and innovation in the industry related to their expertise as well as maintaining and update the engineering standards and specifications. The successful candidate will be expected to represent AbbVie Systems and Standards in a professional manner.

Key Responsibilities

Reviewing the design of Mechanical systems and providing expert guidance to comply with the AbbVie Standards and Specifications.

Generate and/or update standards in the area of Mechanical Systems for AbbVie Systems and Standards group.

Stay current with the latest regulatory guidance and industry best practice in the area of practice such as but not limited to HVAC/Refrigeration/Containment/Chillers/Compressed Gasses/Steam.

Able to support projects through all phases of execution including front end planning efforts and direct the development of detailed process description narratives, process flow diagrams, and P&IDs in these mechanical systems.

Ability to direct and advise on the lay-out of these mechanical systems in manufacturing sites.

Ability to review equipment providers and making recommendations and selections based on project requirements.

Attending and/or coordinating factory acceptance tests and/or site acceptance tests for equipment.

Ability to develop and present continuing education topics internally.

Key Leadership Competencies

Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.

Learns fast, grasps the "essence" and can change course quickly where indicated.

Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.

Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.

Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

Can develop and implement a vision of how these systems should be designed and standardized across the company to best meet the needs of the project engineers and manufacturing sites.

Degree in Mechanical Engineering

10 plus years of relevant experience required.

Expert in developing process strategies/philosophies for Mechanical engineering projects such as but not limited to HVAC/Refrigeration/Containment/Chillers/Compressed Gasses/Steam.

Experienced in FDA, EMA, cGMPs and other regulatory standards and requirements for mechanical processes.

Advanced knowledge and application of cGMP as ISPE guidelines in mechanical applications.

A basic understanding of government regulations such as EPA, hazardous waste regulations, local and federal environmental regulations, and OSHA chemical hygiene plans.

Ability to present process designs to project and site clients

Ability to author standards

Ability to direct mechanical system design activities

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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