Manufacturing Process Engineer

United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Our Process Engineer’s primary responsibility is to support ongoing operations at the Portsmouth, NH site through technical assistance as it relates to manufacturing and process systems.  The focus of the role is on ensuring manufacturing equipment and facilities are operating as intended to meet the requirements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.  Responsibilities of the Process Engineering function include both tactical support of ongoing plant operations and strategic implementation of engineering projects to meet the changing needs of the business.  The role reports into the Manufacturing Engineering department at the site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop technical knowledge on manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Manage resolution of major equipment breakdowns and quality issues in the suites.
  • Provide SME support to Manufacturing and other departments for the design and operation of process equipment.
  • Conduct troubleshooting and technical analyses on manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Assist with tech transfer of new processes into the facility.


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline. Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Experience with CIP/SIP and typical mammalian manufacturing unit operations (Chromatography, UF/DF, Bioreactors, Centrifugation)
  • Senior level experience in biotech industry.
  • Experience in the design and operation of Biopharmaceutical facilities, both manufacturing and support systems.
  • Experience with controls systems (PLC, DCS, Loop controllers) is highly desirable.
  • Project Management and coordination experience associated with the execution of capital projects in an industrial environment is required.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if it is not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R22489