22 May, 2023

Formulation Process Engineer

  • AstraZeneca
  • Mount Vernon, IN, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Would you like to work in a fast-paced team environment in a company that follows science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Are you searching for career growth and development with competitive salaries and benefits? If so, this position would be a phenomenal fit for you!

We are driven by our commitment to deliver accelerated growth for AstraZeneca and to make people’s lives better. It pushes us to keep building on our foundations and progressing as we turn our ever-growing and increasingly complex pipeline from molecule to medicine. Be part of evolving how we work with Lean, cutting-edge science, digitalization, and sustainable practices.

AstraZeneca is at an exciting time of new products and launches. We get to work with innovative and scientific products on our leading-edge end-to-end supply chain, using the latest technologies and modern facilities.

The Mt. Vernon site was established in 1972 and is the flagship site delivering innovative, life changing oral solid medicines. At the site we formulate and pack OSD tablets, capsules for over 60+ markets. The Mt Vernon site is the largest AZ production site in the US and is located in the southwest corner of the state of Indiana, approximately 15 miles from Evansville, Indiana – the third largest city in the state of Indiana. The Mt. Vernon site is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration. We host yearly Inclusion and Diversity conferences and have an employee resource group devoted to promoting diversity and inclusion and enhancing employees' professional development through interactive and engaging events and initiatives.

The Formulation Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical support for process manufacturing, including investigation and correction of process-related problems and deviations from standards.

What you'll do:

  • Provides technical support for Formulation areas, including investigation and correction of process related problems and deviations from standards.
  • Responsible for identifying and carrying out projects to reduce product cost, improve product quality improve yield, and reduce material usage.
  • Collaborates with Production, Engineering, Automation, and Quality to optimize productivity, yield, product quality, and supply reliability.
  • Designs and completes process and cleaning qualifications and validations.
  • Initiates Formulation area change proposals as required for projects handled by the Process Engineering group.
  • Updates, reviews, and approves area procedures to ensure correct content and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.
  • Authors, reviews, and approves Formulation master batch records.
  • Assists as a domain expert for technical projects affecting Formulation during internal audits and regulatory inspections.
  • Supports technical transfer and implementation of new technologies, equipment, and processes from R&D and other sites, to the Mount Vernon site.

This position will be filled at either a level C (Process Engineer) or D (Senior Process Engineer) commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Chemical Engineering, or other related technical discipline.
  • 0 or more years’ of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree
  • Experience with IQ/OQ/PQ and Lean Manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • Six Sigma certification is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of cGMPs demonstrated leadership, management and technical capabilities is a plus.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and achieve significant, complex goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize an implement projects that improve the operational effectiveness of process manufacturing.

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial -finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Interested? Come and join our journey!

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this great opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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