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Field Engineer, Production Processes 1st shit Mon-Fri 7AM to 3.30 PM

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 6/11/24

Job Description


Provide mechanical technical and hands-on maintenance support to BIVI process/production operations with primary focus on filling, packaging, anaerobe and bioreactor operations. 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 will include troubleshooting, PM, testing, repairing, modifying/improving and all aspects relative to good maintenance practices, equipment reliability and performance. The 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. 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 a number of 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains production process equipment supporting production schedules and quality requirements. Duty may include additional operations equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and implement corrective action where equipment experiences performance issues.
  • Identify, determine and seek approvals within guidelines for equipment upgrades to enhance performance and reliability.
  • Support training of production & maintenance personnel relative to operations and care of electro-mechanical equipment
  • Assist and support engineering projects involving electro-mechanical applications relative to all facets of design, scope, performance parameters, testing and implementation.
  • Follow 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.
  • Comply with regulatory requirements relative to the EU, FDA, USDA, APHIS, OSHA as well as local and state requirements of our business. Particular attention is required to cGMP requirements for modification of production equipment.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by manager, to support operations.
  • Provide supervisory relief and coverage.
  • Utilize 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.
  • Keep current on new technologies impacting self-knowledge and the equipment.


  • College degree from an accredited institution in an engineering related discipline and/or technical institute training and certification in mechanical manufacturing applications fields.
  • 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.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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

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.


Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany