Process Engineer


Bethlehem, PA


Process Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies yield losses and drives yield improvements
  • Responsible for mass and energy balances for each process step
  • Works on increasing capacity and yield of the manufacturing processes
  • Identifies and drive the implementation of process improvements
  • Leads ESG initiatives including energy measurements and improvements, waste reduction, and moving to a zero-discharge facility
  • Responsible to ensure production, cost, yield, safety, quality, and environmental goals are achieved for production processes and products
  • Designs, engineers, manages, implements and starts-up plant capital projects
  • Participates in/write/execute URS, SOPs, technical instructions, validation protocols and qualifications
  • Leads and participates in PHA/HAZOPS/ (Process Hazards Analysis/Hazardous Operability Analysis) and Incident investigations
  • Initiates, manages, and completes projects to support production and process improvements
  • Conceives, conceptualizes, designs, develops, manages, and implements capital and other projects in to increase capacity, reduce costs and achieve other production, cost, yield, safety, quality, and environmental goals
  • Manages a variety of replacement-in-kind and other maintenance projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities every person must possess to be successful)

  • Strong analytical skills in being able to digest and synthesize large volumes of data
  • Critical Thinking — using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Motivated to pursue positive change and work with employees in facilitating recommended changes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to present creative solutions
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational disposition
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Coaching skills
  • Experience with process troubleshooting, process improvement, and projects in a chemical plant/pharma API plant
  • Thorough understanding of principles d practices of chemical & pharmaceutical manufacturing, utility systems
  • Working knowledge of cGMP, regulatory guidelines, quality, and safety industrial norms based on site and corporate requirements
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical validation and GMPs preferred
  • Working familiarity with highly hazardous chemicals, including chlorine and anhydrous HF is highly desired.


  • BS in Chemical Engineering required plus 5+ years’ experience working in a chemical, pharmaceutical API manufacturing facility.
  • PMP certification desirable.
  • Experience with plant automation desirable
  • Experienced in Project Management
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