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Manufacturing Engineer III

85,000 – 105,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 9/30/22

Job Description

Job description:

  • Lead Manufacturing Engineer on capital projects overall project management, budget, schedule management, construction management, start-up, conceptual phases, project close-out, scope development, cost estimation, system design, equipment sizing and selection, procurement, installation, check-out, and validation (IQ/OQ & PQ).
  • Lead system design standards development for divisional unit operations. Includes improvements to existing standards using appropriate technical evaluation and involvement.
  • Maintain engineering interface with site leadership and business unit team; develop and maintain close working relationships with Research & Development, Quality, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Leadership, and Financial Operations.
  • Offer production support and troubleshooting assistance to Engineers, Production Staff, and Maintenance.
  • Provide innovative technical solutions required to meet business objectives with emphasis on productivity through automation.
  • Provide support to capital planning process, new product development, and process automation.
  • Perform validation of equipment, automation systems, data collection systems, and processes for the manufacturing operations.
  • Preparing protocols, perform testing, collect samples, analyzing test results, and preparing summaries.
  • Provide support to other sites with harmonization activities to enable product transfers and equivalency between the sites.
  • Provide technical assessment and validation review/approval for engineering and process changes.
  • Implement Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) as appropriate.
  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing Tools such as SMED, 5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, Root Cause Analysis, Gemba and Poka-Yoke to continually improve manufacturing operations.


  • The Manufacturing Engineer III will manage and/or apply extensive technical selection and engineering expertise in the coordination of multiple, complex, non-routine projects involving the planning, design, reconfiguration, construction, and alteration of processes, systems or equipment.
  • Specific responsibilities include applying advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in the development of new principles and concepts, performing work that involves in-depth investigation of subject area.
  • This position will independently provide direct technical engineering support for process and/or equipment upgrades, replacements, and modifications in manufacturing and manufacturing support environments.
  • Requires the ability to troubleshoot systemic issues, develop, organize, analyze, and present interpretation of results regarding operational issues or Engineering projects, and apply advanced 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 requirements and recommendations for large and/or highly complex processes and systems.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)


  • BS/BA Engineering Degree any discipline or related industry experience.


  • A minimum of 7 years of equipment selection experience in a cGMP environment with increasing levels of responsibility for a wide range of projects, including design, validation, and operation of large-scale manufacturing, and automation systems.
  • Experience with sourcing, installing and supporting automated equipment in a production environment.
  • Skilled at Lean approaches and tools (SMED, 5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, more)
  • Must be able to work independently as well as with teams, organize and manage projects by defining milestones, budgets and schedules; prepare regulatory summaries and present validation to regulatory authorities.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality systems, engineering design and start-up fundamentals, regulatory agency requirements and industry trends.
  • Experience with regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, FDA, ISO 13485, OSHA, EPA) is essential.
  • Candidates should have experience in pharmaceutical/biotech processes, and familiarity with documentation in a highly regulated environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Willingness to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client, a worldwide manufacturer of Laboratory Chemicals and Supplies, is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer in Upstate NY to handle both small to mid-size Project Engineering tasks as well as provide Production Engineering support within a cGMP manufacturing environment.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 85000

Salary Max : 105000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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