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As a leading drug development services company for oligonucleotide therapeutics, the first step in our DNA/RNA sequence is to work with a great team of people.

At Avecia, our team approach allows you to excel in your individual area of expertise as well as to be part of a group of professionals that has the support of management and peers from various backgrounds. And while we’re focused on results, we still maintain our flexibility and enjoy camaraderie and the benefits of work/life balance. Make the next move in your progression of success and join Avecia.

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Facilities Engineer

Department: Facilities

Purpose of the Position:

This position, with general guidance, provides troubleshooting of operational issues in the manufacturing, maintenance or capital projects environment utilizing engineering principles. Develops, organizes, analyzes and presents interpretation of results for operational issues or engineering projects of moderate scope and complexity.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains clean utility systems to include RO and USP water

  • Manage ACN, Toluene, N2 and waste systems

  • Act as the lead on equipment investigations, conducting formal root cause investigations and generation of supporting documentation as appropriate

  • Coordinate, perform and/or oversee technical facilities project work and equipment installations and validations including writing URDs, Commissioning, IQ and OQ documentation for facilities equipment

  • Responsible for continuous improvement efforts related to equipment and facilities

  • Execute projects with minimal supervision

  • Lead efforts with Manufacturing, Process Development, Facilities, Quality Assurance and other departments in developing requirements and recommendations for system modifications

  • Execute tasks under the general direction of project managers to complete design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and qualification for projects within schedule and budget constraints

  • Interface with equipment vendors and support contractors

  • Supports the creation and/or revision of Equipment SOPs and PIs including operation, maintenance, and cleaning procedures, as well as other related documents

  • Support preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems

  • Partner with peers, team members, direct and indirect management chain to ensure the following: training plan execution, ensure inspection readiness of assigned areas, participate in timely completion of investigations, deviations and CAPA, provide support for documentation changes, develop and manage change controls

  • Assist in identification and procurement of spare parts and inventory control


Job Knowledge Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required

  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience with 3+ years of experience in API/Bio-Pharmaceuticals

  • Direct experience within regulated environments (i.e. cGMP, OSHA, EPA)

  • Prior experience in project management of equipment installations

  • Thorough understanding of the key elements of process generation equipment to include but not limited to: electrical systems, HVAC, Purified Water systems, controls, chemical handling and safety

  • CAD experience a plus

  • General understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the API/biotech/pharmaceutical field Ability to train and mentor Facilities Technicians

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