04 May, 2021

Process Engineer

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Allentown, PA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

How will you make an impact?
Fisher Clinical Services, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading provider of global clinical supply chain. With unwavering commitment to service, science and process engineering, Fisher Clinical Services is powered by people with an exceptional commitment to quality, deeply instilled ethics of personal responsibility and unrivaled expertise. We are exclusively focused on serving the packaging and distribution requirements of clinical trials across the world. Whether planning, packaging, labeling, storing, or distributing the important supplies needed to perform clinical research, for more than 27 years Fisher Clinical Services has been committed to delivering the highest possible value while ensuring adherence to the highest level of quality, performance, reliability and sustainability standards.


What will you do?

  • The individual will support the Operations department with continuous improvement projects, machine troubleshooting, and onboarding of assets and new technology.
  • Establish a solid focus on long-term continuous improvement activities through interaction with the entire Engineering and Operations Staff.
  • Evaluate process improvements to reduce cost, improve efficiency, and improvement quality.
  • Assist with advanced machine troubleshooting.
  • Compliantly perform all tasks and required documentation in a GMP regulated environment.
  • 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.
  • Recommends and implements methods for improving worker efficiency, reducing cost, and reducing waste of materials and utilities such as restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations and equipment, and purchase of new equipment / technology.
  • Manages and reports out on multiple project engineering driven assignments and the associated project schedules, from start to finish with sound project management methodologies.
  • Collaborates with Production to modify workflow barriers and arrangements to increase throughput.
  • Evaluates and drives engineering project initiatives to reduce setup time, increase machine speeds, reduce labor hours, reduce reject rates, and improve quality.
  • Provides technical specifications and supporting documentation for Engineering project designs, and machine upgrades.
  • Completes deviation investigations, change controls and corrective/preventative actions.
  • Reviews and approves Engineering and Validation documents.
  • Assists in developing departmental strategies.
  • Assist in project coordination and execution.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.



How will you get here?

  • Bachelor’s degree required. (degree in Engineering or related discipline, preferred).
  • Requires 3+ years (5-10 years preferred) engineering experience in relevant GMP, pharmaceutical or food industry.
  • Experience in food or pharmaceutical packaging experience required. Experience with blister machines, bottling, carding, labeling, and syringe assembly preferred.
  • Must have strong technical writing skills with experience writing Requirement Specifications (Design, Functional, User), FMEAs, FAT/SAT/Commissioning Protocols, SOPs and Work Instructions.
  • Well versed in process improvement, industrial design applications that pertain to a job shop environment.
  • Must be results oriented and comfortable training and coaching others.
  • Must have a detailed understanding of change management throughout the asset lifecycle.
  • Must have strong analytical skills in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, PPI and Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) to enhance quality, reduce rejects, and streamline processes.
  • Must have a baseline level of mechanical aptitude and experience troubleshooting packaging machinery. Experience with failure analysis and reliability engineering preferred.
  • Must be able to multitask and respond to shifting priorities.
  • Must have strong technical writing skills with experience writing Requirement Specifications (Design, Functional, User), FMEAs, FAT/SAT/Commissioning Protocols, SOPs and Work Instructions.
  • Must be proficient with computer software (MS Office) and have expertise with spreadsheets.
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate with non-engineering personnel in layperson’s terms.
  • 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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