Process Engineer II


Baltimore, MD


Process Engineer II

Responsible for developing, scaling up and validating processes used for producing specialty drug delivery products in a manner compliant with 21CFR211 and all other relevant regulatory requirements. Responsible for providing technical oversight during production of developmental, scale up and validation trials.


  • Develops modified and new processes for producing specialized drug delivery therapeutic products. Works in close collaboration on cross-functional teams with R&D, Quality, Operations, Marketing and Clients to accomplish successful outcomes.
  • Performs a variety of engineering tasks, which include but are not limited to preparation of experimental and validation protocols and leads the execution thereof in chemical processing, coating and slitting/finishing areas in compliance with 21CFR211 Regulatory standards.
  • Designs and conducts experiments, collects data and performs data analysis and interpretation using statistical tools (SPC, ANOVA, Regression, etc.). Generates reports and makes decisions based on statistical data interpretation.
  • Generates design records required to support product development and commercial production.
  • Proficiently employs current software tools for communications, presentations, engineering, project tracking and statistical analysis (e-mail; spreadsheets; PowerPoint, Project Management, Experimental Design, Statistical tools, etc.).
  • Effectively communicates with other associates, Engineers, Supervisors, Product Development Scientists and Customer Logistics Coordinators while maintaining the self-confidence and self-esteem of others; voluntarily assists other associates, and communicates effectively to prevent problems from occurring.
  • Participates in problem-solving and takes initiative to make changes through change control procedures.
  • Develops increasing expertise in fundamentals of relevant process technologies. Recognizes and acts on opportunities to apply know-how on programs. Contributes to the innovation of new product and processes technologies
  • Maintains awareness of business strategies and plans; aligns day-to-day program support activities with same.
  • Conducts all work activities in a safe, responsible and professional manner consistent with all Company Policies, Quality Systems Requirements and Relevant Regulatory Standards (e.g. 21CFR211).
  • Provide technical oversight and direction to Operation’s associates during production of developmental, scale up and validation trials.
  • Networks across functions to meet business objectives. Proactively shares technology inside the company and shares information responsibly with external contacts.
  • Provide technical support to internal and external customers on process and equipment capabilities and quality issues. Conducts deviation investigations as assigned; develops and implements preventative actions.
  • Participates in training and assists with training, where applicable.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Requires Bachelors degree in an Engineering (Chemical preferred) or other Technical discipline when coupled with relevant expertise.
  • Two (2) years minimum experience in cGMP manufacturing environment.
  • Engineering principles, concepts and methodology expertise with well-established abilities supported by examples for applying them in relevant application problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Mixing, coating and finishing process technologies know-how desired.
  • Training and/or experience in cGMP and FDA protocols, cleaning validation and process validation; preferably also have experience with design control, statistically-based experimental design (DOE), statistical analysis, Quality-By-Design (QBD), Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Risk Analysis and LEAN manufacturing.
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Statistical software package proficiency.
  • Ability to effectively organize thoughts, information and data; can articulate and convey them (oral and written) concisely and clearly to others.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload and effectively leads multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Time flexibility to occasionally work extended hours and/or different shifts as programs and business demands. Must be able to travel as needed to support the business (<25%).
  • Work environment may involve moderate risks or discomforts requiring special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, machines, chemical irritants; may be required to use personal protective equipment such as masks, uniforms, blues, hairnets, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, shields, etc.
  • Ability to function effectively with others in a team environment.

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