12 Apr, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • GSK
  • Hamilton, MT, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Are you energized by driving process improvement and leveraging your technical expertise in a world class manufacturing environment?  If so, this Senior Process Engineering role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.


As Senior Process Engineer, you will be responsible for participating in the technical aspects of technology selection, audit of suppliers, design and construction oversight (to include Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT), commissioning, installation qualification, operational qualification and performance qualification. You will be assigned duties that influence all aspects of the facility; the Senior Process Engineer is required to coordinate efforts with other members of local and global teams.


You will provide engineering oversite and execute technical authority for assigned equipment which may include boilers, chillers, compressors, fluid distribution systems (liquid and gas), and cGMP process equipment (hydrolysis reactors, extraction equipment, chromatography skids, CIP systems).  As many systems are covered by Process Safety Management, close coordination with process safety engineering will be required in the execution of duties.


This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Environment Health & Safety: Responsible for application of GSK safety and environmental guidelines.  Promotes a safety culture; perform work in a manner to ensure safety of co-workers, equipment, and self.  With supervision, interpret regulation and corporate expectations into site policy and procedure.

  • Quality & Compliance: Ensures all activities are executed following quality and regulatory standards.  Promotes a quality mindset and a quality excellence approach to all activities.  With supervision, facilitate a holistic business operation model by integrating and managing non-GMP policies, rules, practices, etc. into the current ways of working. 

  • Continuous Improvement:  Drives change through others by constantly examining existing processes and systems to determine more efficient and improved ways to do things.

  • Enable and Drive Change:  Adept in determining technical solutions for problems and issues and leveraging relationships and influencing others to the desired way of thinking.  Ability to bridge gap between technical and non-technical arenas. 

  • Flexible Thinking: Delivers results by analyzing situations to determine the best solution for issues at hand.  Able to think creatively to and strategically to accomplish what is best for the department, site, and organization.

  • Accountability:  Accountable to the engineering supervisor to manage assigned assets and to drive multiple projects and tasks in order to achieve deliverables and adhere to timelines and budgets.  Ensures efficient coordination of projects and tasks assigned by supervisor.  Proactively keep process owners and supervisor informed of progress and activities.  Act as a change agent.  Deal positively with change, demonstrating the ability to maintain high personal performance levels as the organization evolves.  


Why you?


Basic Qualifications:


We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Accredited BS Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Chemical/Electrical.
  • Senior Engineer; 5+ years general engineering experience (design/construction/manufacturing).
  • Perform triennial reviews of SOPs as appropriate
  • Perform gap analysis of local SOPs to global policies
  • Participate in technical aspects of local and global change control system
  • Support Value Streams in trouble shooting and investigation efforts
  • Interface with vendors, contractors and global personnel
  • Provide budgetary estimates for proposed systems and upgrades
  • Establish plans for system execution and installation
  • Author and execute IQ/OQ protocols
  • Attend routine Process Safety Committee meetings
  • Participate in process hazard analysis studies, incident investigations, and document reviews
  • Lead group discussions and training sessions on process safety-related topics as assigned by immediate supervisor or the Process Safety Committee chairperson.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor


Preferred Qualifications:


If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Customer Driven, Continuous Improvement, Flexible Thinking, Enable and Drive Change, Building Relationships
  • Working knowledge of process equipment selection, operation and qualification
  • Working knowledge of Quality systems
  • Working knowledge of project execution, including basic design, detailed design, construction/installation, commissioning, qualification and validation
  • Assist with the creation of local SOPs and protocol templates


Why GSK?


Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.





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