19 Apr, 2022

Process Engineer

  • GSK
  • King of Prussia, PA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Are you energized by an engineering role that enhances your leadership capabilities and allows you to shape process improvement across the site? If so, this Process Engineering role could be an exciting opportunity to explore.


Be a technical hands-on resource for the design, installation, qualification, operation, maintenance, and improvement of equipment and facilities located at the Upper Merion PSC Biopharma site as well as support for products manufactured at third party manufacturing sites.


This department has responsibility for biopharmaceutical process technologies within UM Biopharma, and has direct responsibilities for continuously reducing product COGS while improving product quality for products supplied by UM Biopharma.


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

  • Lead and/or participate in the design and installation of new, or modifications to existing, process or utility systems including upstream protein production systems (fermenters / bioreactors), downstream protein purification systems, or utility systems to meet technical, budget, and schedule goals. Document modifications according to approved local procedures.
  • Develop or review operation, safety and maintenance procedures for mechanical process and utility systems. Provide operational support to production and automation in a proactive hands-on manner.
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems with process and utility systems using OE Tools and procedures.
  • Provide maintenance support for existing process and utility systems. Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address system weaknesses.
  • In cooperation with the Validation Group, develop validation documentation including test protocols, and implement validation plans on new process and utility systems and changes to existing systems in order to maintain the validated status of existing systems.
  • Develop training programs and provide training on process systems.
  • Makes recommendations for improving existing systems that will reduce cost and improve system reliability.
  • Stay current with developments in the field of biopharma technology. Support the transfer of technology from development into manufacturing.
  • Actively participate in the value stream team environment to ensure appropriate engineering input and integration of local and corporate engineering specifications.


 Why you?


Basic Qualifications:


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

  • BS/BA in engineering or equivalent technical discipline.
  • 3+ years of prior process engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Prior manufacturing processor development process engineering experience in the bulk biopharmaceutical process systems is desired.

Preferred Qualifications:


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

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to interact well with peers, subordinates, and senior personnel in scientific, quality, engineering and operational disciplines.
  • Able to provide leadership to generate options to resolve problems, prioritize, and decide appropriate courses of actions.  Effective at implementing decisions.
  • Committed team player prepared to work in and embrace a team-based culture.
  • Prior experience leading groups involved with technology development and process transfer preferred.
  • Prior experience with biopharmaceutical product licensing preferred.
  • Familiar with cGMP’s and NIH Recombinant Guidelines for large scale biological processing.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical industry and engineering practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to generate options to resolve problems, prioritize solutions and implement decisions.


Why GSK?


At GSK, we have already delivered unprecedented change over the past four years, improving R&D, becoming a leader in Consumer Health, strengthening our leadership, and transforming our commercial execution. Now, we’re making the biggest changes we’ve made to our business in over 20 years. We’re on track to separate and create two new companies in 2022: New GSK with a leading portfolio of vaccines and specialty medicines as well as R&D based on immune system and genetics science; and a new world-leading consumer healthcare company of loved and trusted brands.​

With new ambition comes new purpose. For New GSK, this is to unite science, talent and technology to get ahead of disease together – all with the clear ambition of delivering human health impact; stronger and more sustainable shareholder returns; and as a new GSK where outstanding people thrive.​

Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it. How we do all this is through our people and our culture. A culture that is ambitious for patients – so we deliver what matters better and faster; accountable for impact – with clear ownership of goals and support to succeed; and where we do the right thing. So, if you’re ready to improve the lives of billions, join us at this exciting moment in our journey. Join our challenge to get Ahead Together.​













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