Process Engineer-Scientist

Posted 24 Jul 2020

Kankakee, Illinois - United States

Req Id 208174


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

An exciting opportunity now exists to be a member of a critical Life Science manufacturing facility. In this role you will assist and lead the research and troubleshooting of defective products in order to identify potential root cause failure. You will identify key process parameters, define their impact on product quality and subsequently develop and modify formulations, methods and controls to meet quality specifications. Your processing insights will be used to recommend and implement improvements, modifications or additions to document work. Additionally, you will support the maintenance of production records and documents. The facility is highly team-oriented, so the opportunity exists to attend and/or lead cross-functional meetings with R&D, Engineering, and Operations teams. You will work with outside contractors and other vendors to manage changes to site automation systems. In your role you will maintain and adhere to project timelines / schedule and cost. 



Who you are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or another Life Science discipline
  • 4+ years of experience in chemical, life science, pharma, or food manufacturing environments


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Siemens PCS7 software and Rockwell Automation software & hardware highly preferred
  • Proven work experience in process engineering with basic laboratory skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and technical skills
  • Solid understanding of cGMP's and ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 quality systems
  • Validation experience
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt trained



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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