Senior Engineer, Process Development

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
San Diego, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


  • Lead process sustaining, definition and improvement, design, development and quality test activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes.
  • Lead teams to develop and transfer new processes/products to production and enhance their robustness. 
  • Troubleshoot production line issues related to yield, quality and throughput.
  • Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE's) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions in a production environment to meet production goals.
  • Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations.
  • Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the consumables Process Engineering team to accomplish all team goals and objectives.
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, and training employees; maintains a safe, secure, and legal work environment.
  • Manage team development through training, coaching and career mapping; develops personal growth opportunities.
  • Lead continuous improvement and sustaining efforts for products and processes in support of cost and performance objectives.
  • Lead, work on and guide teams to transfer manufacturing processes between manufacturing locations.
  • Responsible for productive cross-site and cross-functional relationship between manufacturing sites.


  • Work experience in the biotech or semiconductor industries is desirable.
  • Manufacturing experience of Oligonucleotide synthesis would be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead, coach and mentor direct reports required.
  • Experience working in an ISO13485 or FDA certified environment is desirable.
  • Experience in high-volume production in a high-tech consumables industry is desirable.
  • Experience with chemical processes (preferably organic) preferred.
  • Experience in production support and/or process development is required.
  • Experience with statistics, Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques are required.
  • High level problem solving and reasoning skills required.
  • Experience with product development processes and project management skills is desirable.
  • Good interdepartmental communication, influence and documentation skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.


  • B.S./M.S./PhD in Chemical Engineering, BiochemicalEngineering, Biotechnical Engineering, or MS/PhD in Materials Science or Physical Chemistry with at least 6 years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement and validation. At least 1 year as a technical manager or 2 years as a production manager.  


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