Senior Principal Process Engineer

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Oct 11, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The Sr. Principal Process Engineer is accountable for supporting day-to-day business with process engineering and scientific knowledge and resources; focused on site and/or project execution and support..   S/He works closely with the local value stream leads and engineering leads


  • Lead complex projects at the site level or at the global level to support process changes, process improvements, and/or large capital projects (Tier 1 and Tier 2).

  • Collaborate with other engineers, as well as cross-functionally with individuals in multi-department teams to implement Process Engineering solutions and execute capital projects.  Work independently with other groups and communicates decisions to manager.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for process technologies; key contributor for project support and/or process support.  

  • Act as SME to assume responsibility for the performance of key plant unit operations with a focus on continuous improvement and process development. Represent and speak for the department in cross-functional meetings at the site level or globally. Responsible for leading complex projects.

  • Ensure that customer expectations are met for business KPIs and work priorities.

  • Support on-time closure of deviations, CAPAs, change controls, MRFs and regulatory commitments. Supports large complex projects locally and/or globally.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to support long-term improvement initiatives and/or capital projects. Supports Global engineering and Value Streams as process engineering SME. 


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering/Science. Advanced degree preferred

  • 7+ years’ related experience required, in pharmaceutical/biotech operations  working in a technical role

  • Direct experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA) required, with direct experience supporting biannual or pre-approval inspections preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement development & execution

  • Strong communication and conflict management skills to influence project professionals and stakeholders, including non‐specialists, at all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrated experience in managing, organizing, developing and deploying best practice frameworks, processes, tools and templates in an Operations context, in alignment with Enterprise standards

  • Involvement in cross-functional, multicultural and international teams

  • Ability to work across a range of countries and cultures