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Senior Process Engineer
  • Requisition ID: WD200043
  • Position: Full time
  • Open date: Mar 19, 2019 4:28 PM
  • Functional area: Technical
  • Location:
    Irvine, Ayrshire
  • Required degrees: Not Indicated
  • Relocation: Not Indicated

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Your Responsibilities:
This is an opportunity for an experienced process engineer to join the GSK Irvine Technical site team. You will play a key role in driving process understanding, capability and improvements which enable the overall production strategy of the site, all while ensuring delivery of safe, compliant and robust engineering practice. In the role you will be involved in a variety of projects, changes and provide technical inputs to product introductions, technology transfers and new process design. As a process engineer you will generate innovative engineering solutions which solve not only day to day problems but also drive continuous improvement.
Projects will be highly varied and will also touch upon development of automated control systems and instrumentation, contribution to design philosophy, mass and heat balance optimisation, cost improvements and yield optimisation and solvent recovery improvements.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Providing technical leadership in the application of process engineering best practice, principles and process safety
• Acting as key point of contact for all aspects of technical knowledge on a specific manufacturing unit, including ensuring Critical Process Parameters are identified, understood, monitored and controlled
• Providing process engineering support for Product Lifecycle Management, including input to Technical Risk Assessment (and escalation), development and use of Product Control Strategies for new and mature products, Product Performance Monitoring and assessment, and maintenance of knowledge management associated with dose/product form.
• Using GPS tools to solve Technical issues related to the dose/product form and leading related process improvement projects on site, ensuring appropriate technical change control to deliver robust, sustainable solutions
• Supporting technology transfer for respective products from R&D into GMS and subsequent transfers to other GMS/third party sites
• Execution of key technical activities including trials, improvement projects, RCAs, validation activities where appropriate
• Leading and supporting design and development work in support of equipment selection, installation and validation as well as standardisation of manufacturing and process measurement technology
• Investigating new technologies for plant/equipment efficiency improvements and use technical expertise to influence equipment strategy to meet future site goals
• Ensuring compliance with site standard operation procedures, GMP, GHSE standards and more
• Work with other site functions to ensure appropriate technical capability is in place, including leading, training and supporting others where required

About You:
To truly excel in this role you will need to be a process engineer with genuine, comprehensive industry experience. You will have a breadth of process knowledge and will have experience in projects, operations and technology. You will have and set high standards in health and safety and will be an excellent communicator – able to build relationships across site to implement improvement projects to process equipment. You will act as a key link between the GSK team and our EPCM contractors, so your ability to manage external partners will also be crucial.
This role is all about troubleshooting and solutions, so you will need to combine existing knowledge with an inventive approach, an ability to identify opportunities, and the capacity to make those changes happen. You will be conscious of the regulatory requirements and restrictions in this sector, and will ideally be committed to engineering sustainability. Due to the science and manufacturing methods here, key experience in solvent recovery would be critical.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Friday 29th March (COB)

Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

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Why You?

Basic qualifications:

• Degree qualified Chemical Engineer
• Chartered engineer status or taking steps towards this
• Demonstrable experience in a continuous manufacturing environment, ideally bulk chemical, pharmaceutical or similar sterile manufacturing
• Practical experience contributing to control systems
• Significant experience of process design
• Hands on experience in commissioning
• Training in Process Safety

Preferred qualifications:
• Additional or higher-level qualifications in a relevant field
• Training and/or experience in lean, six sigma or other operational excellence methodologies
• Specific experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing
• Experience of technical project management
• Specialist knowledge of solvent recovery

Why GSK?:
GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
We are committed to overcoming some of the biggest challenges in global health; delivering products of value in a responsible, sustainable way; and providing access to medicine for the world's poorest communities.

Contact information:
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