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Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-053042
Posted date: Jun. 14, 2019
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At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Senior Engineer in Frederick, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Responsibilities

The Senior Engineer’s core responsibilities include resolving technical issues with the equipment as it pertains to the process requirements, optimizing/improving the process equipment, identifying root causes for deviations, defining corrective/preventative actions and implementing new/replacement equipment as required for existing or new (tech transfer) processes. The Senior Engineer leads any Validated System Change Requests (VSCRs) associated with the equipment he/she is responsible for. 

The individual is expected to possess strong technical skills and experience with biopharmaceutical unit operations and equipment:

  • Resolve/ Identify equipment related issues and improvements for biopharmaceutical production
  • Identify root cause, corrective and preventative actions for equipment caused deviations
  • Create/update Equipment Operation and Maintenance documentation
  • Select, design, and implement new or replacement equipment
  • Support FAT, SAT, commissioning, and validation activities
  • Provide technical support during cGMP audits
  • Train manufacturing staff on equipment operation
  • Assist with support of control systems

Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.

Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity

Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.

Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects.  Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role.  Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Conduct and supporting Policies and Standards on time.   Report potential issues of non-compliance.

Education:

  • Bachelors:  Science, Life Sciences or Engineering

Experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience  

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law

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