Responsible for the design and implementation of manufacturing processes, instrumentation and equipment from the laboratory through the pilot plant and manufacturing scale. Provides expertise engineering, design and process and/or scale-up. Assists manufacturing operation in problem solving with regards to materials, components, equipment and systems. Develops and recommends new process formulas and technologies to achieve cost effectiveness and improved product quality. Recommends processes for pouching machines and packaging systems. These pharmaceutical converting systems require automation experience with both PLC and SCADA software systems that control both intermittent or continuous motion line machines.
Establishes operating equipment specifications and improves manufacturing techniques. Involved in new product scale-up, process optimization, technology transfer, design of experiments, as well as process validation activities. Interfaces with appropriate departments to ensure processes and designs are compatible for new product technology transfer and to establish future process and equipment automation technology. May lead team of junior engineers and technicians.
Education / Experience:
BS or equivalent in Electrical, Industrial Engineering or a related engineering discipline with 5 – 9 years of experience and/or training; or MS with 3 – 7 years of experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries will be an asset. Must possess the basic understanding of engineering fundamentals, engineering best practices, troubleshooting methodology as well as strong familiarity of the scientific method.
Good written and oral English communication skills. Computer literate a must, strength with Statistics used for Design of Experiments as well as MS Project and Excel required. OEE Overall Equipment Efficiency, Lean Sigma, TQM, Project Management and Controls experience a plus for executing smaller tasks, large projects and initiatives. Experience with Business and Technical systems such as TrackWise, Master Controls, JDE, Minitab, AutoCAD and AutoDesk Vault a plus.
Judgment / Decision Making:
Works on complex problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Office, Utility Yard, Plant floor, Plant Floor Support Areas, Active pharmaceutical products
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must be able to sit or stand for several hours, as well as lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.