Process Engineer (m/f/d)
Spain, Porrino

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.

Our Process Engineer’s primary responsibility is to support ongoing operations at Porriño site (Biologics BU), through technical assistance as it relates to manufacturing, utilities 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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Execute and / or oversee the design, implementation and commissioning of the different projects that are executed in the site to improve safety, quality, cost and capacity.

  • Responsible to assure adherence to cGMP and safety requirements throughout all phases of Capital Project execution.

  • Execute and / or oversee of the installation qualification (IQ). Actively collaborate with other areas and departments of Porriño (Production, MSAT, Quality, Program Management, etc ...), to resolve quality and production issues.

  • Provide SME support to other areas / departments for the design and operation of process equipment, deviations investigations and for audits and inspections.

  • Assist with tech transfer of new processes into the facility.

  • Deliver 24x7x365 support rotating on-call schedule (as required) to manufacturing operations by troubleshooting equipment, systems, and processes to resolve issues that may arise during manufacturing campaigns.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key requirements:

  • Degree / MSc Chemical Engineering

  • + 3 Years of experience of Process Engineer in the Biotech Sector

  • Experience with typical mammalian manufacturing unit operations (Chromatography, Ultrafiltration/Diafiltration, Bioreactors, Centrifugation, CIP (Clean in Place)/SIP (Steam in Place)). 

  • Experience in the design and operation of Biopharmaceutical facilities, both manufacturing and support systems. 

  • Experience in Project Management and coordination associated with the execution of projects in an industrial environment required.

  • Experience with fluid processing (pumps, valves, piping systems, tanks and transfers). 

  • Competencies and behaviors: Collaboration, Customer Focus, Driving Results, Problem Solver, Effective influencing and persuading abilities.

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 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: R60149