29 Mar, 2021

Associate Process Engineer

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Allentown, PA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?
The individual will establish a solid focus on long-term continuous improvement activities through interaction with the entire Engineering and Operations Staff.


What will you do?

  • Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency, reducing waste, and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations, equipment, and justify and oversee purchase of new equipment / technology.
  • Recommend and lead cost saving initiatives as it relates to business objectives, current projects, future investments in technology and Production / Manufacturing processes.
  • Will lead and manage multiple project engineering driven assignments from start to finish with sound project management methodologies
  • Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision of the 4 I’s: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and involvement
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Establishes a solid focus on long-term continuous improvement activities through interaction with the entire Engineering and Operations Staff.
  • Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations and equipment, and purchase of new equipment / technology
  • Collaborates with Production to modify workflow barriers and arrangements in order to increase throughput
  • Recognizes and Resolves process flow barriers through daily observations and interaction with production personnel
  • Recommends and leads cost saving initiatives as it relates to business objectives, current Projects, and future investments in technology and Production / Manufacturing processes
  • Drives engineering project initiatives to increase machine speeds, reduce labor hours, and reduce reject rates.
  • Completes deviation investigations, change controls and corrective/preventative actions
  • Evaluates and standardizes machine setups to maximize both run speed and quality.
  • Utilize SMED initiatives to streamline processes and techniques
  • Incorporates Six Sigma techniques to enhance quality and reduce rejects
  • Provides and maintains other supporting documentation for designs and projects
  • Proficient in leading and managing multiple project engineering driven assignments from start to finish with sound project management methodologies
  • Provides individual project schedules and specifications to Engineering Management
  • Provides technical specifications for Engineering project designs, and machine upgrades
  • Applies Good Manufacturing Principles in all areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs

    How will you get here?
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. (In Packaging, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred)
  • 7-10 years in relevant GMP, pharmaceutical or food experience. ​​​​​​
  • 3+ years hands on experience with setting up and troubleshooting packaging equipment.• Well versed in process improvement, industrial design applications that pertain to a job shop environment.
  • Must have prior mechanical and process equipment experience. Must be results oriented and comfortable training and coaching others
  • Must have a baseline level of mechanical aptitude established by testing
  • Must have strong analytical skills.
  • Must be able to multitask and respond to shifting priorities.
  • Must be proficient with computer software (MS Office) and have expertise with spreadsheets.
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience in food or pharmaceutical packaging experience preferred.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and PPI
  • Mastery of skills required to read, understand, and adhere to the SOPs and policies of a GMP environment.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

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