Process Equipment Engineering Manager
- Harrisburg, PA
Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Harrisburg, USA - Pennsylvania - Marietta
Posted Date: Sep 4 2020
Are you looking for an engineering role that allows you to leverage your technical knowledge in a state-of-the-art manufacturing environment? If so, this Production Engineering Manager Professional role could be an ideal opportunity to explore.
The Process Equipment Engineering Manager supports primary (bulk) vaccine adjuvant manufacturing in a 24/7 production facility and leads an Engineering and Maintenance Team. The team is responsible for maintaining equipment in a state of readiness through routine preventive maintenance and upgrades to extend its useful life. The Process Equipment Engineer will also lead continuous improvement projects to achieve Safety, Quality and Commercial objectives. As system experts, Engineers are relied upon to lead technical investigation impacting manufacturing processes.
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:
- Provide support to primary (bulk) vaccine adjuvant manufacturing by collecting and analyzing equipment performance data, performing FMEA, developing and implementing preventive maintenance and calibration programs to ensure a reliable and optimized operational capability. Participate in site Industrial Excellence initiatives.
- Develop and optimize operation and maintenance procedures for all primary (bulk) vaccine adjuvant manufacturing related process equipment and associated control systems. Develop training programs for equipment operation and preventive maintenance.
- Act as the site subject matter expert for all questions and issues related to primary (bulk) vaccine adjuvant manufacturing equipment (Vessels, Homogenizer, Microfluidizer, CIP process, and filtration skid).
- Provide technical support for process equipment. Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address equipment weaknesses. Troubleshoot and correct problems for process equipment and associated control systems. Provide technical guidance and oversight to ASO3 BULK EMTs.
- Provide technical expertise during regulatory audits.
- SPOC with GTS for process equipment. Stay current on developments in the field of pharmaceutical process equipment and process control technology and GSK Standards.
- In cooperation with Validation, develop validation documentation and implement validation plans.
- Lead the design and installation of manufacturing process equipment and associated control systems which are harmonized with the GSK standards.
- Participate on cross-functional teams, to address specific problems and facilitate discussion and research, enabling procedures to become more efficient, and to build and enhance interdepartmental relationships.
- Manage vendors and consultants to ensure that contracts contain appropriate technical specifications and are delivered as required.
- Perform all job responsibilities in compliance with applicable EHS and GMP regulations, guidelines, policies, GSK standard operating & safety procedures, and industry practice and Industrial Excellence initiatives.
Why You? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- Bachelor's degree in biocehemical or chemical engineering
- Prior Primary Operations engineering experience for 5 years or more.
- Prior experience leading the start-up and troubleshooting of Primary Operation process.
- Proficient with MS Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Word and the ability to learn and apply new computer programs quickly. The ability to create, interpret and modify data in Excel is required.
- Prior user experience with MS Project or similar software.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- Familiarity with manufacturing regulatory requirements
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to influence at all levels
- Experience working in a highly regulated Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment
- Experience leading facility equipment programs and leading maintenance teams
- Leadership experience in coaching and collaborative working
Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.
These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
- Agile and distributed decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk
- Managing individual and team performance.
- Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
- Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
- Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
- Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
- Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
- Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
- Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
- Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.
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