Senior Manufacturing Engineer I

La Verne, CA
Jul 21, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manufacturing Engineer I
United States - California - La Verne

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer I

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver lifesaving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Job Responsibilities
  • Lead the implementation of process and packaging equipment improvement projects designed to reduce or eliminate risks to product quality and inefficiencies in our current processes in Packaging Operations.
  • Manage operational expense type projects involving detailed project plans, implementation schedules, deliverables, change management, CAPA and design specification documentation.
  • Provide high level project status updates and deliverables to site level executives, project stakeholders and teams.
  • Lead technical assessments at the packaging lines and in the inspection areas in support of deviation event investigations typically hosted by Packaging Engineering, Validation or Quality Assurance groups.
  • Provide routine technical support in the production areas, alongside other engineers, technicians and operators during underperforming production time periods in Packaging Operations.
  • Contribute to the development of the Packaging Operations department strategy.
  • Support and contribute to site continuous improvement initiatives.

Knowledge & Skills
  • Demonstrates good working knowledge of troubleshooting packaging equipment and system integration challenges involving Ethernet based networks, Vision Systems, Laser Printers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Servo Motion Controllers and Analog/Digital devices.
  • Demonstrates good understanding and application of engineering principles, concepts and standards.
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and instruct others during underperforming production time periods.
  • Demonstrates the ability to read and redline mechanical and electrical schematics.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and safety regulations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of OEE, MTBF, and root cause failure analysis.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to multi-task and manage complex business scenarios.
  • Demonstrates the ability to deliver acceptable results with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrates the ability to collaborate well with other technical leaders.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop junior level engineers and maintenance technicians, technically and professionally.
  • Proficient in utilization of Microsoft Office applications.

Required Education & Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience or a Master's Degree and a minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Experience
  • Previous work experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry.
  • Has previous experience in engineering in highly regulated manufacturing environments.

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