12 Jul, 2021

Senior Plant/Process Engineer

  • Bayer
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description



The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Plant Engineer, are to: 


  • Plan, direct, coordinate and execute activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery;
  • Estimate the production cost for products the facility makes;
  • Evaluate and implement cost-saving methods;
  • Update management on estimated costs of changes in product design so appropriate action can be taken;
  • Advise vendors and management about product specifications and plant capabilities;
  • Direct maintenance of production buildings and coordinate requirements for new designs, surveys, and maintenance schedules for equipment and machinery;
  • Optimize production processes and logistics with regard to safety, environment, cost, quality and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide the necessary technical expertise for troubleshooting and resolving problems with Production Unit processes and equipment;
  • Collect, analyze and report equipment downtime information;
  • Ensure resolution of critical equipment items;
  • Perform Risk Assessments and resolution of risk analysis;
  • Develop, review and implement recommendations to improve reliability of infrastructure and production systems;
  • Maintain the Calibration, Maintenance and Safety procedures in defined area of responsibility;
  • Develop specification and strategy of spare parts to meet reliability objectives;
  • Provide requested support for audits conducted by internal and external agencies;
  • Resolve Quality action items and write Engineering Assessments as Subject Matter Expert (SME);
  • Coordinate maintenance activities and shutdown requirements for production equipment and facilities;
  • Be responsible for project management and detailed engineering of smaller projects (AFE, <$500,000), including  planning, detailed design, procurement, construction management, quality, budget and optimization;
  • Provide plant and production input and project engineering support for large projects, (AR, >$1 million).




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline with at least six years of engineering experience OR Master of Science with at least two years of engineering experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, including equipment, utilities, and facilities, Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) compliance, high purity water systems, clean room HVAC systems, process instrumentation and control systems, etc.;
  • Experience with Process Control Systems, including DCS, PLC, instrumentation, and low voltage electrical systems;
  • Experience with Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT), Commissioning and Qualification, including hands on experience starting-up and running new equipment, resolving technical equipment issues, developing turn-over packages;
  • Experience with regulatory and cGMP requirements for pharmaceutical manufacturing;
  • Understanding of industry guidelines, regulatory requirements, and relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Proficient computer skills to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint, SAP experience helpful;
  • High level of urgency and is able quickly adapt to changing priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex equipment / systems and supporting utility services;
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment failures immediately and communicate status to engineers and production;
  • Ability to support and prioritize many diverse activities simultaneously while meeting schedule commitments;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a diverse wide customer base;
  • Flexibility to support business requirement of rotational on-call support and/or weekend coverage.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience in a plant operation function.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

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