Senior Plant Engineer (m/f/d) Utilities & Lab Systems

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. 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. 

As Senior Plant Engineer Utilities & Lab Systems you will manage a team of supervisors, engineers and specialists in the respective areas . You will implement and develop the current maintenance strategy to ensure the required plant availability considering cost effectiveness. You have to initiate, prepare and manage feasibility and engineering studies, projects and investments. You have the authority to give directives concerning engineering and maintenance in the operational area. You are responsible to maintain the qualification status (regarding cGMP and safety) of the Utilities & Lab Systems and to support operation managers in engineering and maintenance topics. You will be a member of the Site Biologics Engineering, Maintenance & Facilities Leadership Team.

Key accountabilities and duties

  • Heading the assigned Maintenance team

  • Availability and cost-optimized operation of the allocated systems

  • Maintaining and monitoring of plant documentation

  • Training of employees and know-how transfer

Qualifications and skills required

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (University for Applied Science, Technical University). Preferred area of study: Mechanical Engineering, Chemical- or Biological Process Engineering

  • Leadership experience is required; independent and flexible work; strong team player; very good communication skills

  • Several years of experience in GMP and in maintenance of pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical plants

  • Knowledge of COMOS and SAP is desirable

  • Structured, focused and very well organized work behavior; reliable and resilient; solution-oriented and open to new ideas; agile, creative and highly motivated

  • Excellent communication & organizational skills, self- motivation, open-mindedness and solution orientation are essential for this position

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in German and English

Every day, Lonzas 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 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.

Reference: R40498
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