30 Oct, 2023

Downstream Process Engineer II

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Job Description

How will you make an impact?

The Downstream Process Engineer is an expert (dependent on level) in the field of expertise (downstream processing) and is regarded as such within Thermo Fisher Scientific. The Process Engineer provides technological input in the transfer and development of a process and is the technical owner while running customer programs in clinical and commercial manufacturing. The candidate will also contribute to defining and shaping Thermo Fisher Scientific’s own technology programs.

This role will work in close collaboration with customers, supervisors and technicians in the Operations department, QA, other specialists, line management, and scientists in PD. These activities are executed in projects, and involve teamwork with representatives of various to ensure project success.

What will you do?

  • Work with process development to define common methodologies for conducting unit operations at the manufacturing scale. Typical manufacturing operations include chromatography, ultrafiltration, viral filtration and viral inactivation.
  • Represent Process Engineering in Internal and Customer meetings and make sound evidence-based contributions.
  • Run projects with supervisor/senior oversight
  • Actively drive engineering initiatives to improve practices and procedures
  • Provide technical support for GMP deviations. Help devise and Implement Corrective Actions.
  • Implement changes to equipment and processes
  • Document procedures via Process Flow Diagrams, Standard Operation Procedures, and Job Aids.
  • Draft and own Manufacturing Batch Records ensuring the process is technically accurate and Designed for Manufacturing
  • Review and provide technical guidance on documents created by other departments, such as Tech Transfer Protocols and SOPs
  • Provide on-floor technical support for manufacturing processing on a rotation basis, as needed.

How will you get here?


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required in a scientific field, preferably an engineering field.


  • 2+ years of experience with a Bachelors degree, or 1+ years experience with a Master’s degree. Experience preferred in GMP regulated Biologics / Pharma Industry
  • Follow Environmental Health and Safety policies and procedures and ensure a safe and healthy workplace environment.
  • Ability to self-motivate, prioritize work and time
  • Demonstrates a foundation in general scientific practices, principals and concepts.
  • Writes and communicates effectively.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices and US/EU regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to stand for periods of time and gown into manufacturing areas.

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