20 May, 2024

Process Engineer

  • AstraZeneca
  • Macquarie Park NSW, Australia
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Process Engineer

Are you passionate about continuous improvement? Do you want to be involved in solving complex problems using core engineering skills, acting as a link between production and other departments, leading and planning improvement projects for the business area?Would you like to join an organisation that follows science and turns ideas into life-changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

If you enjoy being part of a fun and driven culture that works in a decisive, transparent, and flexible environment, then think no more! We are seeking a dynamic Process engineer to join our AstraZeneca family with the potential for further growth and career development.

·Exciting 12-months Fixed term Contract opportunity

·Be part of a culture that protects the safety and well-being of self, others, and the environment.

·Contribute towards our collective legacy of doing good for people, the environment, and society.

About AstraZeneca

In our fast-paced, growing environment, embrace an exciting opportunity to build a long-term, varied career. With a huge variety of global opportunities and learning from other teams this is the place to embrace lifelong learning and build capabilities, setting your own direction and pace.

Be part of shaping the next phase of Operations’ journey towards the 2025 strategy. Build on our foundations of high performance through agility, responsiveness, reliability, and efficiency to deliver our new modalities and complex pipeline to market at speed. Backed by a supportive team, be part of accelerating our operational excellence with innovations in cutting-edge science, Lean ways of working and fast-changing digital technologies.

The North Ryde manufacturing facility remains an important centre for both AstraZeneca and manufacturing in Australia.  We are proud of our long heritage in Australia, where for more than 65 years, AstraZeneca has been providing medicines to treat many cancers and chronic diseases, saving lives and extending life for millions of Australians.


·An extra paid day off every month!

·On-site car park and site staff canteen

·Gym membership

What you’ll do

Reporting to the Process Engineering Team Lead, work in a dedicated team of process and automation engineers where you will contribute to the ongoing development and optimisation of our growing, state-of-the-art facility, delivering best-in-class solutions. Your responsibilities will include and not be limited to:

·Supporting the production and operations teams through the identification, planning and management of process improvement projects under 0.5 million to time and budget, including preparing validation protocols, documentation and completion of validation activities.

·Working in collaboration with cross functional departments, ensure your commitments to process continuous improvement and problem solving are delivered.

·Taking ownership of engineering issues effecting medicine delivery, escalating them appropriately and coordinating resolution activities between multiple stakeholders, while ensuring timely and compliant completion

·Pro-actively identify process improvements, develop proposals and implement change

·Develop and implement process risk assessments to improve the overall level of process control

·Working with automation engineers to come up with and deliver innovative ideas that will take this facility to the next level

Essential for the role

·Degree in Engineering and comprehensive understanding of Lean concepts, principles, and tools

·Production environment experience focusing on packaging equipment principles and operation.

Desirable for the role

·Knowledge of Aseptic Filling, Packaging and Labelling, and or Tablet Packaging

·Strong knowledge of GMP requirements and International cGMPs

·Familiarity with pharmaceutical processing and packaging equipment principles and operation

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.  

Part of an inclusive and giving community, we support and help each other on our journeys –backed by the same personal commitment to each other as we give to patients. Curious problem solvers, we are intellectually stimulated by constant learning. There’s potential for multiple, global careers and great rewards, for those who embrace the diverse opportunities.

AstraZeneca in Australia has been formally recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) and as a Bronze Tier Employer within the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI). Visit our ANZ Careers Page to learn more about our commitment to fostering a flexible, diverse, and inclusive environment.

So, what’s next

·Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

·Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have a seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

·If you’re curious to know more then please reach out to Dia Dutta. We look forward to your application.

Where can I find out more?

·Visit AZ Careers Page on https://www.astrazeneca.com.au/

·Our Social Media, Follow AstraZeneca on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/

·Follow AstraZeneca on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/astrazenecacareers/

·Follow AstraZeneca on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/astrazeneca_careers/?hl=en


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.

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