Process Engineer

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Contract
  2. Project Engineering
  3. United States
Chicago, Illinois
Posting date: 30 Aug 2019

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Process Engineer for a pharmaceutical company located in Northern Illinois. Successful candidate will lead the operational readiness during new product development and manufacturing changes for a variety of medical device products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process development and optimization through Design of Experiments (DOE).
  • Root Cause Investigation utilizing statistical software and process analysis tools such as process mapping, fishbone diagrams, Is/Is not tables, etc.
  • Ensure that operations requirements are incorporated into designs during product development.
  • Provide leadership to manufacturing locations serving as the communication bridge between the New Product Development (NPD) team and the manufacturing locations.
  • Develop advanced manufacturing systems and processes to ensure process capability, repeatability & reproducibility in launched product.
  • Drive cross-functional NPD teams to develop and generate PFMEA.
  • Participate as a core member of NPD teams and within cross functional NPD team activities such as Design for Manufacturability and Assembly, DFMEA, Design Reviews.
  • Lead and coordinate operational readiness and design transfer activities with internal and external manufacturing sites.
  • Lead project planning with manufacturing locations to determine manufacturing operational requirements including capacity, space, processes, and capital equipment.
  • Adhere to the Quality Management System and its processes to meet FDA 21 CFR 820 (Design Controls), ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical process validation and integration with combination products process validation.
  • Assist in the improvement and development of new product development processes to enhance development of robust products while reducing time to market.
  • Translate internal and external customer needs into equipment and process requirements.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS in Engineer, preferably Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
  • 5+ years of process development engineering experience preferably within medical devices, ideally combination products.
  • Strong statistical background (CPK Value, Design of Experiments, Physical Test Methods, TMV, Minitab).
  • Proven track record developing and generating PFMEAs.
  • Knowledge of standards including FDA 21 CFR 820 (design controls), ISO 13485.
  • Experience writing manufacturing procedures and SOPs utilizing lean principals.

To Apply:

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In case you have difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please call Tom Bakker at (+1) 312-248-0141 or upload your resume on our website -

A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.