Life Science Process Engineer

NC, United States
Mar 02, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Operational support of the biologics manufacturing process for commercial and clinical products. Responsible for supporting the startup, commissioning and qualification of a manufacturing facility, able to support sustaining operations, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and process optimization within multi-product, FDA regulated cGMP facilities.

This position will allow for fluid interaction between multiple departments, including Manufacturing, Facilities, Quality Assurance, Validation, Regulatory to facilitate closure of task items, and completion of projects. May be involved in vendor management, equipment, and facility design, including Conceptual Design, Basis of Design and Detailed Design, including equipment specification, procurement, construction, and commissioning of process equipment for cGMP production facilities. May be involved in technology transfers, including feasibility studies, facility fit assessment, generation of user requirements, process description, change control ownership, commissioning test plans, training of Site Engineers and Manufacturing personnel, as well as startup, commissioning, validation, and operational support.

Direct Involvement Opportunities

Operational Support
  • Troubleshooting of manufacturing support utilities and equipment, as well as evaluation of process anomalies.
  • Serve as a responsible engineer for cleaning (CIP/COP), sanitization/sterilization, process analytics, and bench-scale instruments.
  • Implementation and assessment of single-use technology.
  • Serve as facilitator for correction and closeout of action items in Quality Systems, such as TrackWise ® .

Small Project Owner
  • Manage small projects to ensure quality, functionality, cost, and schedule.
  • Accountable for all aspects of the Change Control process for implemented changes.
  • Facilitate timely closure of equipment related CAPAs.
  • Generation of supporting life cycle documentation (URSs, work orders, test protocols, P&IDs, and commissioning test plans.).
  • Investigate and define all aspects of the individual project scope.
  • Provide Engineering review for Quality Engineering documentation.

Large Project Support
  • Work with the project team to generate engineering design requirements.
  • Develop and support any feasibility studies or engineering tests required to define project scope.
  • Coordinate with vendors to obtain proposals for equipment and support utility changes.
  • Develop and execute engineering tests, FATs, SATs.
  • Train Manufacturing personnel on new/revised operating procedures.
  • Approve commissioning documentation and validation protocols.
  • Troubleshoot and remediate deviations/exceptions found during Validation execution.

Job Requirements
  • BS or MS degree in Engineering
  • 8+ Years relevant Industry experience