08 Feb, 2024

Senior Formulation Process Engineer

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

Job Description

The AstraZeneca 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 and capsules for over 60+ markets. The Mt Vernon site is complex, the largest AZ production site in the US with over 700+ employees.  We are located in the southwest corner of the state of Indiana, approximately 15 miles from Evansville, Indiana – the third largest city in the state.  The Mt. Vernon site is both collaborative and Inclusive.  We have several employee resource groups (ERGs) onsite that are aimed at promoting, celebrating, and educating employees about diversity, inclusion, philanthropy, networking, etc. Each of these groups provide employees with opportunities for interactive and engaging events and initiatives which enhance professional development and provide opportunities to engage with likeminded co-workers. 


It is important to us that each employee feels welcome to bring their whole self to work every day. Here is a sneak peek of some of “perks” the MTV site offers: on-site fitness center with access to a personal trainer, on-site walking trail, walking desk, on-site basketball court, ping pong, massage chair, lunch & learns, sustainable & ergonomic office working environment, tuition reimbursement, training/ lifelong learning opportunities, book club, dining center with hot meals, snack market, free coffee and hot tea, climate controlled work environment.

Join us as a Senior Formulation Process Engineer, where you will be responsible for providing technical support for formulation, including investigation and correction of process-related problems and deviations from standards. You will serve as a Subject Matter Expert for multiple processing operations and provide technical leadership within the Process Engineering team. You may also lead Technology Transfers to and from our site. This is an exciting opportunity to adapt and innovate at pace, experiencing the thrill of launching new products and developing innovative processes.

As a Senior Formulation Process Engineer, you will provide technical support for Formulation areas, identify and carry out projects to reduce product cost, improve product quality, improve yield, and reduce material usage. You will design and implement process qualifications and validations for approved changes, author and review Formulation master batch records, and serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for technical projects affecting Formulation during internal audits and regulatory inspections. You will also lead technology transfer and implementation of new technologies, equipment, and processes from R&D and other sites, to the Mount Vernon site.

Essential Skills/Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Science, Chemical Engineering, or other related technical field.
- Minimum of 4 years’ experience in pharmaceutical production, process engineering, project engineering, or project management.

Desirable Skills/Experience:
- Master’s degree or PHD and 1 or more years of experience in pharmaceutical production, process engineering, project engineering, or project management.
- Experience with IQ/OQ/PQ and Lean Manufacturing.
- Six Sigma certification.
- Experience with Statistical Process Control, Process Capability Analysis, and Risk Assessment/Management.
- Experience in the OSD pharmaceutical industry.

At AstraZeneca's Operations department, we are driven by the challenge to stay ahead in rapidly changing markets. We continuously seek new and better ways to deliver medicines all the way to our patients. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve. We foster an encouraging, positive environment where ideas are welcomed and rewarded. We are a diverse, multigenerational team of experts connected across the globe. We interpret the science, connecting it with the business need to apply manufacturing excellence. If you enjoy working on a complex variety of activities in a dynamic environment with complex, technical projects, then this is the place for you.

Ready to make a big impact? Join us at AstraZeneca and contribute to life-changing medicines!

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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