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API Process Engineer

  1. South East
  1. Permanent
  1. Commisions, Qualification and Validation
Date Posted22 Feb 2021
API Process Engineer (Manager/Senior Manager) – Kent – Competitive Salary

A world-leading, pharmaceutical manufacturer is looking for an experienced Process Engineer/Manager to join their plant, on a permanent basis. The client has flexibility to recruit at Engineer/Senior/Managerial level with this opportunity.

The principal accountability of the role will be to support the delivery of new continuous manufacturing processes for Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (APIs) and their intermediates, through the application of new technologies and equipment for their pilot plant facility. You will be involved in the entire process from design through to commissioning/validation and application of the equipment to the manufacture of intermediates/APIs.

Other key responsibilities include:
  • Provide advanced manufacturing insight into the evolution of new continuous API manufacturing platform technologies, such as Plug Flow Reactors, Gas/Liquid Flow Systems, Liquid/Liquid Extraction Systems, Continuous Isolation and Drying Technologies, etc.
  • Coordinate the technology transfer from laboratory/Kilo Laboratory demonstration to Pilot Plant deployment to create effective project management plans for system roll out.
  • Develop commissioning protocols, standard operating procedures, and cleaning approaches specific to the new equipment systems in partnership with the Operations team.
  • Supervise operations personnel in the commissioning and use of the new continuous equipment systems, which will typically be integrated to work in sequence with existing batch technologies. Support operations personnel with learning and development as required.
  • Partners with site Process Supervision to manage the transfer of lab/kilo lab chemistries, typically utilising new technologies, to the pilot plant and ensure successful execution of an API manufacturing campaign.
  • Ensure that a scale and facility-relevant Process Safety protocol is used to identify and mitigate safety risks associated with new equipment system.

Required experience:
  • Background in GMP, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or fine chemical environment.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline (chemical/process/biochemical).
  • Previous experience working on an API facility would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience with Capital Projects is a bonus.
If you would like to find out more about this or any other roles, please apply now for immediate consideration.

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