Sr Engineer (32019 Contract)- Juncos, PR

Requirements Education & Experience
Doctorate degree or Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering experience
or Bachelor’s degree in engineering and 5 years of Engineering experience

Experience with drug product filling/packaging/inspection equipment would be ideal.
If not, mechanical engineering background would be preferred.

Description:
Client requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment. In accordance with applicable law, client will provide reasonable accommodations to staff augmentation external workers who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to client, its operations, or its staff.

SUMMARY
Independently provides and/or directs the characterization of process optimization strategies and/or troubleshooting of operational issues in the operations, manufacturing, pilot plant or capital projects environment. Applies advanced and diverse engineering principles to the design and implementation of major system modifications, experiments, process and/or capital projects. Develops, organizes, analyzes and presents interpretation of results for operational issues or engineering projects of significant scope and complexity.

FUNCTIONS
General:
1. Complete complex or novel assignments requiring development of new and/or improved engineering techniques and procedures.
2. Develop engineering policies and procedures that affect multiple organizational units.
3. Supervise, coordinate and review work of a small staff of engineers, associates and/or technicians on an ongoing basis as well as on a project basis.
4. Employ advanced engineering techniques and/or modifications of advanced techniques within area of engineering expertise.
5. Apply knowledge of engineering principles and practices outside of area of discipline expertise to broad variety of assignments in related fields.
6. Serves as a peer-recognized engineering technology specialist in at least one area, with overall responsibility for determining methodologies in that area.
7. Application of mature engineering knowledge in planning and conducting projects.
* Other functions may be assigned

Design Engineering:
1. Develop technical solutions to complex problems requiring the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
2. Work with research, manufacturing, process development, utilities, facilities, quality assurance and validation departments in developing requirements and recommendations for large and/or highly complex system/facility modifications.
3. Work with project managers to complete design and engineering projects within schedule, budget and quality constraints.
4. Coordinate the work of consultants, architects and engineering firms on development of standard design documents.
5. Develop departmental budgets or project budgets encompassing multiple disciplines for area within project or entirety of smaller project

EDUCATION
Doctorate degree or Master’s degree and 3 years of Engineering experience or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 5 years of Engineering experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Working knowledge of pharmaceutical/biotech processes
• Familiarity with validation processes
• Familiarity with documentation in a highly regulated environment
• Ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment and computers as appropriate.
• Ability to interpret and apply GLPs and GMPs.
• Ability to apply engineering science to production.
• Able to develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope

Demonstrated skills in the following areas:
• Problem solving and applied engineering.
• Basic technical report writing
• Verbal communication
• Comprehensive understanding of validation protocol execution requirements.

Demonstrated Skills in the following areas:
• Basic technical presentations
• Personal Organization
• Validation Protocol Writing
• Dealing with and managing change
• Technical (Equipment Specific)
• Analytical Problem Solving
• Computer Literacy
• Specialized equipment/process expertise
• In-depth knowledge of validation processes and requirements as applied to new equipment installations
• Interacts effectively with variety of communication and working styles
• Ability to independently determine when additional internal resources are required to solve problems
• Ability to handle multiple projects at one time

Demonstrated Skills in the following areas:
• Schedule development
• Facilitation
• Collaboration
• Basic project management
• Completion and follow-up
• Established expertise in at least 3 separate areas of engineering technology.
• Ability to independently determine when additional external resources are required to solve problems
• Ability to provide solutions to a large variety of technical problems of moderate to large complexity and scope
• Problem solving skills requiring the application of scientific and engineering theory and calculations and creative skills in the development of hypotheses and approach
• Working knowledge of financial analysis tools
• Ability to delegate and manage the project work of others

Demonstrated Skills in the following areas:
• Negotiation, persuasion and facilitation
• Collaboration
• Project cost development
• Conflict Resolution
• Leadership and teambuilding
• Management of contractors and vendors