10 Jan, 2022

Process Engineer

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • West Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

Requisition ID: 186322BR


As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.


Location/Division Specific Information

West Hills CA / Transplant Diagnostics Division


How will you make an impact?

The Product Development team is responsible for design of product configuration and production workflows. The Process Engineer is responsible for the design, optimization, and on-going support of manufacturing operations. In particular, identify and implement improvements around current manufacturing processes to standardize production processes and procedures within and across production group. As part of new product initiatives, the process engineer will perform characterization studies, data analysis and product beta lots.


What will you do?

The position requires the ability to collaborate within operations teams and other departments (software, engineering, quality, etc.) to determine workflows for new products on the roadmap and optimize workflows for current products. This includes both laboratory processes and tracking of experiment information and data analysis. The position will need to understand the process and product to conduct risk assessments for process and user FMEA.

  • Coordinate and perform projects from basic information and guidance. Work closely with Quality Systems and Domain Experts
  • Be a member core teams or assist other core team members to accomplish common goals of the team, department and division
  • Write and complete protocols in the lab. Analyze data and write reports in support of equipment, process and products
  • Perform and lead Risk Assessment exercises in support of product development and perform periodic reviews as needed
  • Collaborate with R&D and others to ensure successful process development and product transfer to Operations
  • Maintain knowledge and comprehensive understanding of Quality requirements by completing training requirements
  • Act as a resource to other departments for product and process knowledge.
  • Performs root cause analysis and suggest solutions for recurring issues of moderate complexity
  • Continuously think about practical process improvements to drive improvements through customer delivery & improved quality, as well as cost reduction/avoidance to drive growth and prove profitability
  • Conducts thorough analysis to determine cap ex cost and benefits in the process
  • Calculate COGs and labor hours in association with products


How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or other similar Life Science field



  • 5+ years relevant experience in medical device or pharmaceutical arena
  • Hands on knowledge of molecular biology lab skills and techniques required


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Capable of working cross functionally and adjusting priorities to fit the business need
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams by verbal and written communication
  • Excellent data analytical skills, ability to plan, organize and implement concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to effectively solve complex technical problems
  • Ability to remain calm and effectively resolve potentially harmful/stressful situations
  • Very hands-on work ethic


Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one global team of 90,000 colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.


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