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Automation Process Engineer

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/29/2017 2:30:33 PM
  • 2991210
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts; Marlborough


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Role Summary:
The primary function of the Automation Process Engineer is to lead GE Life Sciences customers (bio-pharmaceutical manufacturers), to define operational & functional requirements for process equipment and systems integration. Then, ensuring that the products we deliver (bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment) meets the customer specifications, process applications and commercial needs.

Essential Responsibilities:
As the Automation Process Engineer, you will leverage your manufacturing operations experience as a subject matter expert on customer perspectives. You will be instrumental in determining the design and process necessary to support the company’s multi- product biopharmaceutical manufacturing platform - including the utilities tools and resources necessary to power and support the equipment.

The Automation Process Engineer will work, cross-functionally with Product Management, Automation Engineering, Estimating, and Project Leadership. Cooperatively you will synthesize customer needs into feasible, reliable and profitable designs that ensure the process platform delivers necessary, and expected functionality.

• Develops functional specifications, process flow diagrams, and P&IDs for the company’s multi- product biopharmaceutical manufacturing platform
• Creates top level design for the Flex Factory system that governs flow between each unit operation of the system
• Performs all integration engineering calculations independently and ensures that bioprocess solutions are coordinated with other design elements so that system reliability is assured
• Provides engineering support to manufacturing
• Provides technical & engineering expertise to support qualification and validation
• Provides support and on-equipment training to users of bioprocess equipment
• Provides product development support by creating design documentation including system specifications, P&ID’s, User Requirement Specifications (URS), and Functional Requirement Specifications (FRS).
• Maintains awareness of industry standards and cGMP’ s
• Documents design drawings as necessary


Qualifications/Requirements:
1. BS degree in biochemical / chemical engineering or a related engineering/life science discipline
2. 8 + years’ experience working in the life sciences industry related to bio-pharmaceuticals
3. 5+ years’ experience working at a manufacturing-scale, GMP bioprocess facility, or equivalent
4. High operational proficiency in both upstream and downstream bio-processing (Each - cell culture and purification).
5. Operational knowledge of automation platforms (i.e. DeltaV, Wonderware, Honeywell, etc)
6. Ability to read and understand P&ID (Process and instrumentation drawings).
7. Proven ability to build relationships in cross-functional team environments, using influence to achieve objectives and drive project tasks to completion.
8. Demonstrated facilitation and negotiation skills in driving closure on product/program-related decisions/issues.
9. Knowledge and application of cGMP is required
10. Must familiar with ISO, FDA and other regulatory standards; and be able to work in an regulated environment.
11. Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely, and lead internal and external customers through decision-making processes.
12. Strong communication skills (written and verbal), and emotional intelligence is required.
13. Ability to conform to all GE Healthcare quality, compliance and improvement goals, process and training
ion of process and product quality improvement initiatives


Desired Characteristics:
1. 8+ years’ experience working at a manufacturing-scale, GMP bioprocess facility, or equivalent.
2. Knowledge and application of ASME BPE
3. Ability to modify and create P&IDs associated with biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants.
4. Experience with conflict resolution
5. Experience taking leadership responsibilities on large multi-discipline teams
6. Demonstrated success building and leading collaborative, global, and cross-functional teams and relationships
7. Understanding of life-cycle management of bioprocess equipment solutions and services


Locations: United States; Massachusetts; Marlborough

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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