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Thermo Fisher Scientific Staff Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering in Saint Louis, Missouri

Job Title: Staff Engineer, Manufacturing Support Engineering

Requisition ID: 128829BR

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location/Division Specific Information

The Thermo Fisher Scientific St. Louis site is a multi-product and multi-client biopharmaceutical site with manufacturing facilities for pharmaceutical products for both (pre)clinical trials and commercial applications. You will be part of talented and dedicated team making products that improve people's lives.

How will you make an impact?

The Manufacturing Support Engineer ('MSE') role is a part of the Engineering staff. The MSE team uses engineering principles and process knowledge to fulfill two critical roles. Primary responsibly is to provide 24/7 support of manufacturing process equipment operation and maintenance. Additionally, the MSE role is responsible for support of projects associated with new process installations, including but not limited to start-up, commissioning, mechanical/electrical installation and validation. Each project is unique and teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving is essential for success.

What will you do?

  • Leads required reactive, preventative and predictive maintenance of process and lab equipment.

  • Troubleshoot process equipment by diagnosing and resolving difficult hardware, software, instrument, and process problems to maintain system readiness.

  • Leads troubleshooting of process equipment and supports process investigations.

  • Leads the implementation of new process equipment, including commissioning test protocols, punch-list execution, administrative documentation and training.

  • Leads factory acceptance protocols (FATs) and site acceptance protocols (SATs) for new equipment - some travel required.

  • Supports the Tech Transfer, Project Engineering, Manufacturing and Process Development groups in the design, documentation (URS, Process Descriptions, and Equipment Specs) and purchase equipment.

  • Utilizes risk-based approaches to lead preventative and predictive maintenance programs for process equipment.

  • Supports process development lab equipment needs and other general site equipment needs when required.

  • Evaluates process utility requirements and leads new utility installation in conjunction with project engineers when required.

  • Provides technical evaluation and input for Quality Assurance initiatives.

  • Supports the validation of equipment, SOP generation, general process layout and flow.

  • Works with procurement to develop equipment vendor relationships and assist in bid evaluation to ensure best pricing on new equipment / parts.

  • Works closely with site project engineers to ensure that critical utility systems are appropriately designed for new process implementation.

  • Participate in Practical Process Improvement (PPI) teams to support site continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Works in a safe and responsible manner and obey all safety policies and procedures.

  • Complies with all job-related safety and other training requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

How will you get here?

  • Bachelor's or technical degree in engineering, instrumentation, process automation or related discipline.

  • Minimum five years of relevant experience troubleshooting complex processes, instrumentation and associated control systems.

  • Experience in computer control system start-ups, loop tuning, troubleshooting, and control system modifications.

  • Experience with control platforms like; Rockwell Factory Talk, AB PLCs, WonderWare, iFix, DeltaV, associated IO and communication protocols.

  • Development of configurable control and supervisory systems, historian and SQL type program development preferred.

  • Experience within the Biotech industry, understanding of the cGMPs and the regulatory requirements is desired.

  • Experience with AutoCad, MS project tools preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Troubleshoot PLC ladder logic, IO networks, control computers and associated control components.

  • Knowledge of engineering principals and skill sets including Microsoft office tools (i.e. excel, word, visio) required.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.