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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Summary

Responsibilities include using technical expertise in support of daily operations in aseptic filling or formulation by defining, measuring, analyzing, coordinating, implementing and follow-up concerning projects and activities designed to increase or improve safety, quality, productivity, and/or capacity. Apply accepted engineering practices and project management techniques to assigned daily tasks and projects. Analyze situations, break them down into key components and milestones, conduct fact-finding missions, provide detailed plans of action, and implement plans as assigned.

  • Develops systems to identify and measure key performance indicators (uptime, downtime, scrap, yield).
  • Identifies key site capacity constraints and provides timely solutions to resolve.
  • Uses Lean tools to measure, understand, and improve process variability and efficiency.
  • Manages related capital projects adhering to budget and schedule constraints.
  • Provides on-going technical support for manufacturing operations in aseptic filling or formulation.
  • Analyzes daily production and processing problems, identifies and implement shop-floor continuous improvement projects.
  • Establishes engineering tracking tools and enforce their usage through fact driven communication between all stakeholders (e.g., operations, maintenance, quality, engineering, technology center, suppliers, etc.).
  • Coordinates maintenance and drive technical activities for cGMP compliant manufacturing improvement
  • Works with production personnel to establish or revise work instructions and procedures used in the production environment.
  • Ensures timely completion of the tasks and support as assigned by management.
  • Maintains awareness of current pharmaceutical manufacturing needs and standards and communicates possible programs/projects to achieve the goal of facility being a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing site.
  • Coordinates activities of various vendors for projects to eliminate any potential conflict and assures that vendors comply with all the safety rules and regulations.
  • Prepares URS, Risk Assessments, Safety Assessments associated with the support of and execution of projects.
  • Prepares specifications for projects to include all dimensions, electrical, HVAC and mechanical considerations.
  • Works effectively with Operations and Quality to ensure project results are compliant with site and industry regulations and guidelines.
  • Responsible for maintaining and constant improvement of the ISO 50001 energy management system.
  • Identify energy savings opportunities and make recommendations to achieve more energy efficient operation.
  • Monitor and analyze energy consumption.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Chemical, Controls, Computer, Mechanical, etc.).
  • 1-3 years plant manufacturing experience.
  • Understanding of control systems and PLC programming of highly automated manufacturing technologies (Siemens/Allen Bradley).
  • Understanding of S88 standard batch programming (PCS7, Plant PAX, Delta V) preferred.
  • Ability to coordinate and support contractors or team members as assigned.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (technical writing and presentation)
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD or SolidWorks preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently and set priorities.

Additional Information

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, as well as life insurance, disability, 401K with company match, and wellness program.
Fresenius Kabi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, immigration status, disabilities, or protected veteran status.