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Engineer II, Plant Engineering

Moderna, Inc.
Marlborough, MA
Start date
Apr 19, 2024

Job Details

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for HVAC, GMP Facilities and Grey Utilities engineering and maintenance and Modernas Manufacturing Building in Marlborough, MA. You will be the subject matter expert for Utility Systems throughout construction and will work directly with CQV team members to ensure that all commissioning and qualification efforts are coordinated with full knowledge and understanding of the utilities supporting each activity onsite. This position will provide engineering support for all site utilities and will lead investigations for any non-conformance events along side the Quality, IT and Manufacturing teams.

Heres What Youll Do

  • The Plant Engineer will participate on project teams through all phases of engineering projects in the HVAC and utility areas including conceptual design, detailed design, equipment procurement, construction, installation, start up, commissioning, validation, and qualification of facilities and/or equipment.

  • Collaborate effectively with Construction Team, CQV Team and Moderna End Users throughout each phase of construction to ensure proper turnover of systems, utilities, equipment and all associated documentation.

  • Owner of the GMP utility and HVAC equipment and systems at the Marlborough site to include troubleshooting equipment to determine root cause of failure modes, owning Corrective/Preventative Actions and associated change controls, providing input into preventative maintenance plans, assessing change controls, and continuous improvement initiatives.

    • Systems include but are not limited to; WFI, RODI, Compressed Air, Process Air, Nitrogen, Vacuum and HVAC.

  • Provide a high level of customer support to the Facilities and Manufacturing teams, the Plant Engineer must develop a deep knowledge of the utility and HVAC requirements of each of the manufacturing areas.

  • Troubleshoot and investigate system trends and alarms through use of BMS and CMS systems.

  • The Plant Engineer must work in a safe manner at all times by adhering to all safety procedures and have a proactive safety mindset.

  • Generate, review, and maintain lifecycle documentation associated with all systems from construction through daily operations.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

  • A key requirement of this position is the ability to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to determine the best path forward to identified issues by balancing technical, compliance, and business objectives.

  • The Plant Engineer needs to be able to drive results by owning and completing the subsequent projects including high quality technical writing within the required quality systems and meeting the project timelines to ensure the production schedule is not impacted.

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience required in engineering, facilities or operations.

  • Familiarity with biotechnology operations, including GMP labs.

  • Knowledge of cleanroom design, GMP HVAC and GMP utilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) are required.

  • Expected to be able to present own work to peers and cross-functional managers and influence leadership decisions.

  • Technical writing skills required.

  • Must be able use his/her technical background to investigate issues using a structured problem-solving approach to determine true root cause and develop effective corrective and preventative actions.

  • Must be able to be able to find true root cause and path forward for complex problems.

  • Ability to interact well with other groups and must be able to take ownership of and follow through on assignments.

  • Must be able to drive results on multiple complex assignments simultaneously with minimal required direction from his/her supervisor.

  • Ability to represent Moderna's interests, objectives, and policies in a professional and responsible manner.

  • Additional duties as may be assigned from time to time

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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