Sr. Manager, Engineering

Campbell, CA, United States
Nov 09, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Engineering Manager - Campbell, CA

"We are looking for a technical professional to drive AbbVie's engineering organization at our biologics site. An ideal candidate will have a hand's on approach to provide customer service to operations and quality while raising the bar on our processes and performance. Experience in biotechnology and a focus on the manufacturing environment and leadership are key. Strong grasp of manufacturing equipment (bioreactors, UF/DF, single-use, CIP, SIP etc.), validation, process automation (SCADA, BMS systems etc.), GMP utility systems operation, maintenance and engineering project management are required along with a strong safety mindset. This position is expected to be a member of the site leadership team and contributing to multiple aspects of the business. If you want to be a positive influence and have a passion for driving results, then I would enjoy meeting with you to discuss this opportunity."

*YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE... accountable for the development and management of the engineering department. You are also expected to lead by example performing engineering tasks and being a SME and executing work as well as managing the team. Driving new programs such as documentation simplification, system knowledge improvement inherent in the pharmaceutical production activities at the site are key. This position's efforts will be responsible for maintaining full compliance with GMP regulations as well as AbbVie EHS, energy, engineering standards and maintenance excellence program requirements to continually improve performance.

Excel as the engineering expert. Establish and implement site level standard operating procedures based on engineering requirements. You will create, promote, administer, and review engineering related programs. You will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that automation, process equipment, projects and GMP compliance are all performing at a high level.
Be the owner. You will be accountable for the effective resolution of events, nonconformances or operational issues related to process and automation equipment. You will work with the site teams in quality, facilities, and operations as well as across AbbVie's global network. Identify ways to improve and optimize the existing equipment and processes for compliance, efficiency, and optimal performance.
Partner. Work outside formal boundaries to help drive overall site performance and culture in all areas, keeping engineering as the base focus.


    Maintain and optimize process equipment including bioreactors, purification systems, CIP/SIP, and single-use technology. Maintain and optimize automation systems including control systems, data historians and alarm management. Maintain and optimize critical plant GMP utility systems (WFI, clean steam, HVAC for cleanrooms etc.) in partnership with the facilities team. Drive site EHS performance along with environmental and energy programs. Develop and maintain site engineering systems drawings and updates to meet standards and quality compliance requirements. Work with AbbVie global engineering on programs and standards for equipment, facilities and utilities. Scope, lead and execute engineering projects from small to large scale. Manage department budget and capital projects within expectations and timelines set. Maintain and drive performance metrics for quality and area. Own and resolve deviations or investigations for engineering area. Develop and manage staff through hiring, managing performance, developing talent, and providing clear expectations. Provide business perspective, strategic and tactical direction to develop and implement engineering initiatives for the long-range plan


    Minimum of a bachelor's degree in an engineering field such as chemical or mechanical. Minimum of 5 years experience, with 10-15 years experience preferred in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Managerial experience Financial budgetary management experience for capital projects Experience with bioreactor operations including CIP and SIP optimization and cycle development. Experience with downstream purification operations including UF/DF, filtration, precipitation, centrifugation, chromatography, vialing/bottling of product. Knowledge of automation systems such as DCS, SCADA, OSI-PI, BMS and alarm management including validation and quality requirements for such systems. Knowledge of GMP utility systems such as clean air, water systems (WFI, RODI), HVAC for environmentally classified areas (ISO/Grade A/B/C/D etc.), BSC's, waste inactivation etc. Development of practical, applicable standards and/or policies that meet business objectives. Technical expertise in engineering functions as well as technical writing and business communications. Ability to actively listen, build and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict. Experience in other pharmaceutical functions such as operations, quality, maintenance, or related engineering functions is a plus. Ability to successfully manage project and programs.


For this role, we're looking for an engineering leader who is:
• Attention to Detail Focused
• Technical SME in equipment, projects and utility/facility systems
• Quality Focused
• Acts as an Owner

Job Type


Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.