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Field Engineer, Production Processes

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 6/12/24

Job Description

Description

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

The Field Engineer, Production Processes will provide mechanical technical and hands-on maintenance support to BIVI process/production operations with primary focus on filling, packaging, anaerobe, and bioreactor operations. The incumbent will provide technical troubleshooting as well as training in the setup and operation of production and utility equipment including all aspects of mechanical systems such as conveyors, cartoners, drives, fillers, turntables, bioreactors, tanks, agitators, pumps, compressors, water systems as well as basic electrical troubleshooting and maintenance support of instruments, controls, robots, vision, manipulating and production handling equipment. Hands on responsibilities for this position will include troubleshooting, PM, testing, repairing, modifying/improving and all aspects relative to good maintenance practices, equipment reliability and performance. This position will provide input to support engineering activities relative to design, estimating, proposing and implementation of projects involving electro-mechanical applications in setup, testing and acceptance of new equipment applications.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains production process equipment supporting production schedules and quality requirements. Duty may include additional operations equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and implements corrective action where equipment experiences performance issues.
  • Identifies, determines, and seeks approvals within guidelines for equipment upgrades to enhance performance and reliability.
  • Supports training of production & maintenance personnel relative to operations and care of electro-mechanical equipment.
  • Assists and supports engineering projects involving electro-mechanical applications relative to all facets of design, scope, performance parameters, testing and implementation.
  • Follows Company policy and SOP's relative to all aspects of this position including financial, environmental health and safety, training etc.
  • Particular attention is required to cGMP requirements for modification of production equipment.
  • Complies with regulatory requirements relative to the EU, FDA, USDA, APHIS, OSHA as well as local and state requirements of our business.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by manager, to support operations.
  • Provides supervisory relief and coverage.
  • Utilizes CMMS per SOP to assure proper documentation of work as well as compliance with preventive maintenance (PM) requirements and timelines, including the development of such PM requirements.
  • Keeps current on new technologies impacting self-knowledge and the equipment.

Requirements

  • Five (5) years Mechanical maintenance & basic electrical experience in equipment common to biological, pharmaceutical or food processing.
  • Experience with the installation, maintenance, and operation of a wide range of manual and automated packaging & filling equipment.
  • Familiarity with other facets of bio-pharmaceutical production processes and equipment including fermentation, bioreactor, autoclaves, pure steam, WFI and associated biological production process equipment/systems is a plus.
  • College degree in an engineering related discipline and/or technical institute training and certification in mechanical manufacturing applications fields.
  • Leadership to supervisory experience is desirable.
  • PLC, controls expertise is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in a cGMP environment is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience with condition monitoring and predictive maintenance philosophy and technology is desirable.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities



Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany