Engineering Assistant

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Contract Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -052024-18908 State: New Hampshire

Job Description

ENGINEERING ASSISTANT - CO-OP

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  • Title: Engineering Co-Op
  • Location: Portsmouth, NH
  • Industry: Pharmaceutical
  • Hours: Day Shift, Mon- Fri (9am - 5pm)
  • Salary: $21-23HR (Based on Experience)
  • Employment Type: Long Term Contract

Position Summary:

The Engineer Co-Op supports ongoing operations at the Portsmouth, NH site through technical assistance as it relates to manufacturing and process systems. The focus of the role is supporting the manufacturing engineering department on their objectives and developing an understanding of the engineering function and biologics processes. Responsibilities of the Process Engineering function include both tactical support of ongoing plant operations and strategic implementation of engineering projects to meet the changing needs of the business. The role reports into the Manufacturing Engineering department at the site.
Our Portsmouth site is a clinical-to-commercial, multi-product manufacturing facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, only 56 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The site, which employs over 1,000 employees, is a custom manufacturer of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins using mammalian cell culture. We offer an onsite cafeteria, unlimited coffee (hot, iced and lattes), as well as a delicious outdoor grill in the summer. The city of Portsmouth is a quintessential New England seaport town, home to many restaurants, breweries, museums, and theaters. The ocean and mountains are nearby, and we have major cities close by (Boston, Portland, and Manchester). People come to us for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Key Accountabilities and Duties:

  • Performs all work safely and meets the requisite training requirements
  • Develop a basic understanding of the cGMP fermentation and purification processes and equipment
  • Supports engineering in resolution of major equipment breakdowns and quality issues
  • Provide SME support to Manufacturing and other departments for the design and operation of process equipment.
  • Gain experience within biologics industry
  • Conduct troubleshooting and technical analyses on manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Assist with tech transfer of new processes into the facility
  • Assist with modifying/developing preventative maintenance plans and creating spare parts
  • Assist with the planning and execution of plant projects involving equipment changes and process improvements
  • Execute commissioning protocols (installation, operation, CIP/SIP, wet testing)
  • Complete change request tasks to support project completion
  • Assist the Quality department with deviation investigations
  • Participate in root cause analysis investigations for equipment issues
  • Assist with completion of CAPA actions
  • Review/revise Engineering and Manufacturing related SOP s, work instructions, and maintenance assessments/procedures as a result of CAPA, equipment/process changes, and error prevention activities.
  • Initiate updates to Engineering documents including engineering drawings
  • Author commissioning protocols (installation, operation, CIP/SIP, wet testing).
  • Remain up to date on all assigned training activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Pursuing BS in Engineering Discipline: Master's degrees would be acceptable but would require a BS in Chemical or Mechanical engineering
  • Preferred area of study: Chemical Engineering
  • Completion of sophomore year (typically 60 credits)
  • Education in the application of engineering principles to plant systems; Biopharmaceutical/process experience preferred, but not required at this level.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite with focus on Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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