Summary: The Equipment Engineer III, under the supervision of the Associate Director, Facility Engineering, will be responsible for life cycle development of new process and utility equipment for both critical upstream and downstream processes, as well as clean utility equipment in an advanced Bio-Technology facility. This engineering position will work with process development engineers, research scientists and clients in identification of equipment through development of the URS, for prototype, analytical and full scale production, for purchase and installation. The position will assist in identification of equipment of the proper type, size, materials, throughput, physical dimensions and required utilities.
The Equipment Engineer will support P&ID development; software and hardware requirements, streamline processes and participate in FATs and SATs for expeditious commissioning of equipment for the process. The Equipment Engineer III will also work with vendors and OEM through the functional design phase and traceability matrix confirmation of the equipment proposals and procurement. This position will support the various aspects of equipment procurement through initial engineering, maintenance and follow on support as well as validation and qualification. The job requires some degree of knowledge and experience with procurement and support for biotechnology equipment including fermenters, bioreactors, centrifuges, ultra-filtration skids, Chromatography skids, as well as support equipment such as incubators, ultra-low temp freezers and clean utilities.
This position requires intimate knowledge of the biotechnology processes, typical operations and the equipment used in such processes. This position may also be called upon to support utility systems (pneumatics, plumbing, electrical, chilled water), bio-waste treatment system, Quality Control (QC) laboratory critical equipment and building automation and environmental monitoring systems. Activities may also involve working with Validation, Operations and Quality Control personnel to troubleshoot and identify issues with equipment or processes.
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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: