Plant Engineer - Pharmaceutical

Confidential Company  •  Skokie, IL

Less than 5 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/14/17 by Benjamin Workman
Confidential Company
Skokie, IL
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/14/17 Benjamin Workman

Plant Engineer Job Responsibilities and Roles

Maintaining machinery and equipment at state-of-the-art levels in accordance with the production requirements. Ensuring reliable availability of utilities and equipment without unplanned production downtime. Establishes service, equipment, and maintenance specifications (including all relevant SAP procedures).Tasks

  • Carries out engineering activities and leads internal projects
  • Carries out requirement planning and order placement in SAP
  • Conducts staff training
  • Develops recommendations, solutions and solution alternatives for the elimination of weak points in the continuous improvement process
  • Ensures documentation according to cGMP
  • Ensures the technical availability of equipment, machines, devices, systems, and utilities including availability of replacement parts.
  • Establishes user requirement specifications for new equipment and service and maintenance specifications (including all relevant SAP procedures).
  • Executes supervision of contractors engaged in engineering activities
  • Initiates and implements deviation and change processes
  • Inspects the equipment related documentation (e.g. user requirement specification, operating instructions)
  • Issues and revises SOPs and QC forms
  • Monitors existing equipment, machines, devices, systems, and utilities technical performance and monitors technical inventory
  • Organizes and supervises of equipment approval
  • Participates in On-Call-Duty
  • Performs troubleshooting and weakness analysis
  • Presents the engineering documentation during inspections and audits
  • Supports external and internal audits
  • Supportsqualification activities
  • Takes on special tasks at the instruction of the site president and site directors (e.g. mediafill support)
  • While performing the duties of this job, is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, climb stairs/ladders, kneel, crouch, or wear safety gear. Must regularly lift and / or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Requirements and Must Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science-related or technical field or equivalent work experience
  • 4years work experience; pharmaceutical or food industry preferred
  • Communication in English
  • Knowledge of MS Office

BenefitsAt Vetter USA, we provide a number of competitive compensation and benefits programs, ranging from paid time-off, health insurance and retirement plan to relocation package and tuition reimbursement, partly applicable under certain provisions.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Skokie, IL


  • Bachelor's


  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing maintenance/plant engineering: 4years
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance: 4years
  • FDA, GMP: 4years
  • Planning and project management: 4years
  • Conveyance systems, packaging equipment, chilling equipment: 4years
  • Clean room: 4years
  • Continuous Improvement: 4years

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