Process Engineer



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King of Prussia, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

As a Process Engineer, you will be a technical hands-on resource for the design, installation, qualification, operation, maintenance, and improvement of equipment and facilities located at the Upper Merion PSC Biopharm site as well as support for products manufactured at third party manufacturing sites.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Lead and/or participate in the design and installation of new, or modifications to existing, process or utility systems including upstream protein production systems (fermentors / bioreactors), downstream protein purification systems, or utility systems to meet technical, budget, and schedule goals. Document modifications according to approved local procedures.
  • Develop or review operation, safety and maintenance procedures for mechanical process and utility systems. Provide operational support to production and automation in a proactive hands-on manner.
  • Troubleshoot and correct problems with process and utility systems using OE Tools and procedures.
  • Provide maintenance support for existing process and utility systems. Analyze repairs and maintenance requirements in order to proactively address system weaknesses.
  • In cooperation with the Validation Group, develop validation documentation including test protocols, and implement validation plans on new process and utility systems and changes to existing systems in order to maintain the validated status of existing systems.
  • Develop training programs and provide training on process systems.
  • Makes recommendations for improving existing systems that will reduce cost and improve system reliability.
  • Stay current with developments in the field of biopharm technology. Support the transfer of technology from development into manufacturing.
  • Actively participate in the value stream team environment to ensure appropriate engineering input and integration of local and corporate engineering specifications

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • BS/BA in engineering or equivalent technical discipline such as a life science degree
  • 1+ year with prior process engineering experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Familiar with cGMP’s and NIH Recombinant Guidelines for large scale biological processing.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical industry and engineering practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Must be able to generate options to resolve problems, prioritize solutions and implement decisions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Please visit GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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