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Position Summary:

  • Perform selection and validation of equipment, automation systems, and processes for the manufacturing operations.
  • This includes identifying equipment and/or processes, following equipment delivery, coordination of installation, preparing protocols, performing testing, collecting samples, analyzing test results, and preparing final summary reports.
  • The Project Engineer will support/represent the department on the various teams (design, construction, start-up and commissioning), and will contribute directly to the completion of assignments.
  • Support/manage the activities of assigned junior and contract personnel and ensure the quality of completed work.
  • Provide technical assessment and validation review/approval for engineering and process changes.
  • Review and approve data tables generated by peers and contract personnel.
  • As required, support/present validations to customer/regulatory authorities during routine inspections.


  • The Project Engineer will manage and/or apply technical selection and validation engineering expertise in the coordination of multiple, complex, non-routine projects involving the planning, design, reconfiguration, construction, and alteration of processes, systems or equipment.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for selecting equipment and processes and provide technical assessment and validation review/approval for engineering and process changes.
  • Interpreting, executing, and/or recommending modifications to site policies, encompassing all disciplines for small and large projects.
  • This position will independently provide and direct technical validation engineering support for process and/or equipment upgrades, replacements, and modifications in manufacturing and manufacturing support environments.
  • Requires the ability to troubleshoot systemic validation issues, develop, organize, analyze, and present interpretation of results regarding operational issues or validation projects, and apply advanced validation engineering principles to the design and implementation of new or modified system or processes.
  • Requires working knowledge of engineering principles and practices that can be applied to a broad variety of assignments in related fields, the ability to develop and apply creative technical solutions to complex problems, and working with manufacturing, process development, engineering, analytical, and quality assurance staff to develop validation requirements and recommendations for large and somewhat complex processes and systems.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)

  • BS degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related industry experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of equipment selection experience in a cGMP or other regulated environment with increasing levels of responsibility for a wide range of projects such as design, validation and operation of large scale manufacturing, utility, automation system, steam-in-place and clean-in-place systems.
  • Must be able to work independently, organize and manage projects by demonstrating progress against defined milestones, budgets and schedules; prepare regulatory summaries and present validation to regulatory authorities.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality systems, engineering fundamentals, regulatory agency expectations and industry trends.
  • Experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, FDA, ISO 13485, OSHA, EPA).
  • Requires strong technical writing, mechanical aptitude, verbal communication, and interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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