Engineering

Engineering

Engineering in the life sciences industry concerns the application of engineering principles and practices to living organisms, and is used in everything from stem cell engineering, biochips, biosensors, molecular biocomputing to medical imaging, infusion pumps to microkeratomes. Their task, to quote the InternationalSociety for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is to “devise new methods, technologies and products to improve our health and fight against disease.”

Thanks to an impeccable reputation for producing top quality products and a well-regulated environment, the phrase ‘Made in Germany’ has become synonymous with quality and innovation. Due to this reputation, Germany
has become the largest medical device sector in Europe and the third largest in the world. The sector takes up 10.2% of global tech production with most recent reports showing €27.6bn in sales, €17.6bn of which was in exports (medicaldevicenetwork.com).

The coming years will see the medical device sector grow in importance - by 2035,Germany’s over-65 population will reach 24 million, representing a third of the domestic population, while the over-50 demographic will represent at least half. As such, digital health companies in Germany have become heavily focused on the ‘silver economy’, working on developing medical devices which will improve the quality of life for an ageing population. This will lead to a huge increase in the number of jobs created in the field.

A pharmaceutical engineer can be involved in every process of the production of a drug, right down to designing the packaging it comes in to ensure quality management, tamper indication and safety. This is a growing sector of the industry and its continued growth is sure to provide an abundance of jobs for the more creatively inclined pharmaceutical engineers. Theglobal pharmaceutical packaging marketsize was estimated at €82.6bn now, and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 8.3% until 2025. The increasing demand for pharmaceuticals owing to increase in healthcare coverage, growing ageing population, and an increase in non-communicable disease in emerging economies are the major drivers for the pharmaceutical packaging market.

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Engineering Jobs

Facility Engineer

Job Title: Facility Engineer Location: Singapore Company Overview: We are working with a pharmaceutical company based in Singapore, dedicated to advancing healthcare through innovation and high-quality products. We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Facility Engineer to join our team and contribute to the success of our state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Position Overview: As a Facility Engineer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the efficient operation and maintenance of their facility. You will be responsible for implementing preventive maintenance programs, managing critical systems, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. Your expertise will contribute to maintaining a safe and productive work environment. Key Responsibilities: Facility Systems Management: Oversee and manage the operation and maintenance of critical facility systems, including HVAC, utilities, waste management, and security systems. Implement preventive maintenance schedules for equipment and systems to ensure optimal performance. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with local, national, and international regulatory standards relevant to pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation related to facility compliance. Equipment Troubleshooting and Repairs: Diagnose and resolve equipment malfunctions promptly to minimize downtime and maintain production schedules. Coordinate with vendors and contractors for specialized repairs and services. Project Management: Assist in the planning and execution of facility improvement projects, including renovations, expansions, and equipment upgrades. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. HSE Management: Implement and enforce Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) policies and procedures to maintain a safe working environment. Conduct regular safety audits, risk assessments, and drills. Space Planning and Utilization: Work with cross-functional teams to optimize space allocation and utilization to support operational efficiency. Emergency Response and Business Continuity: Develop and implement emergency response plans to ensure the safety and well-being of all occupants. Establish protocols for business continuity in the event of unforeseen disruptions. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, or related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in facility management, preferably in the pharmaceuticals or a related industry. Proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing facility equipment and systems. Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance standards. Project management experience is a plus. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team. How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume along with a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and qualifications to [email address/contact information].

Negotiable
Singapore
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Facility Manager

Job Title: Facility Manager - Pharmaceuticals Industry Location: Singapore Company Overview: We are working with leading pharmaceuticals company dedicated to delivering innovative and high-quality healthcare solutions to improve the well-being of people around the world. With a strong presence in Singapore, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Facility Manager to oversee our client's state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Position Overview: As a Facility Manager, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless operation of our client's pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Singapore. You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, compliant, and efficient work environment that aligns with industry best practices and regulatory standards. Key Responsibilities: Facility Maintenance and Operation: Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules for critical equipment and systems. Monitor and manage all aspects of facility operations, including HVAC, utilities, waste management, and security systems. Oversee contractors and vendors engaged in facility-related projects. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with local, national, and international regulatory standards relevant to pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation related to facility compliance. Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Management: Implement and enforce HSE policies and procedures to create a safe working environment for all employees. Conduct regular safety audits, risk assessments, and drills. Budget Management: Develop and manage the facility budget, including forecasting, cost control, and financial reporting. Identify cost-saving opportunities while maintaining high-quality standards. Team Leadership and Development: Lead a team of facility maintenance professionals, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback. Foster a culture of continuous learning and development within the team. Space Planning and Utilization: Optimize space allocation and utilization within the facility to accommodate current and future business needs. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support operational efficiency. Emergency Response and Business Continuity: Develop and implement emergency response plans to ensure the safety and well-being of all occupants. Establish protocols for business continuity in the event of unforeseen disruptions. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, or related field (Master's preferred). Minimum of 5 years of experience in facility management, preferably in the pharmaceuticals industry. In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical facility design, construction, and operation. Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance standards. Proven leadership and team management skills. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities. Proficiency in using facility management software and tools. How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume to this job advert, along with a list of 3 refferees.

Negotiable
Singapore
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Manufacturing Engineer

**5 Days/Week Onsite in Salt Lake City, UT** Job opportunity with a top compliance and consulting organization company that is looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join their team on a 6-12 month contract with an opportunity for conversion or extension! Qualifications: Education: BS/BA degree required. An advanced degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering is a plus Working knowledge of FDA/EU regulations and requirements for biologics and pharmaceuticals in a project engineering role . 2-5 years of project engineering experience in pharmaceutical/biotech Green Belt / Black Belt certification in Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma methodologies Knowledge of the requirements of Quality Systems such as ISO and QSR. Job Description/Skills: Partners with both Manufacturing and Research & Development to develop and optimize manufacturing processes for new products. Coordinates and conducts both equipment and process validations for new processes (IQ/OQ/PQ). Provides timely and effective support for new product introduction and process transfers to the business. Design and deployment of manufacturing tooling and fixturing Interacts and collaborates with other departments to address any restriction that may stop or slow down production, including material, personnel, equipment, and process issues. Identifies and coordinates cost reduction projects including labor efficiency, inventory optimization, and defect reduction using lean manufacturing and six sigma tools. Conducts failure investigations and implementation of preventive and corrective actions that may result from non-conformances, audit observations, CAPA and others. Benefits/Perks: 401k Health Insurance Please apply here directly if interested but If you are genuinely not interested, is there someone you can recommend?

US$65 - US$75 per hour
Salt Lake City
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Facilities Project Manager

**Onsite Role in Burbank, CA** Job opportunity with a top compliance and consulting organization company that is looking for a Project Engineer to join their team on a 12-24 month contract with an opportunity for conversion or extension! Qualifications: Education: BS/MS degree required. An advanced degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering is a plus. 10-15 years' experience in a regulated, manufacturing environment within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. A minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing and implementing technical engineering projects is a requirement. Experience with facilities, utilities, and processing equipment. Examples include vessels, tanks, centrifuges, filter press, clean in place (CIP) systems, air handling units (AHU), reverse osmosis (RO), compressed gases, cooling water, and waste systems. Job Description/Skills: Generation of design specifications (URS, FS, DS) Draft and execute change control documents Execute FATs and SATs Proficient with reviewing and understanding construction drawings including PFDs, P&IDs, architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings Draft SOPs for operation, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, utilities, and facilities Draft and execute commissioning test protocols Serve as the Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) during the planning, conceptual design, basic design, and detailed design phases of a project Support Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs) on equipment and utility systems to identify and address high-risk failure modes to ensure adequate maintenance and reliability during operate and maintenance phase. Benefits/Perks: 401k Health Insurance Please apply here directly if interested but If you are genuinely not interested, is there someone you can recommend?

Up to US$95 per hour
Los Angeles
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Validation Specialist

**Onsite Role in Lexington, KY** Job opportunity with a top compliance and pharmaceutical company that is looking for a Project Manager to join their team on a 6-12 month contract with an opportunity for conversion or extension! Qualifications: Education: BS/BA degree required. 5 years experience Job Description/Skills: Validation work on-site in the validation group Mainly for Packaging and Manufacturing Packaging and manufacturing lines - steam or water. Benefits/Perks: 401k Health Insurance Please apply here directly if interested but If you are genuinely not interested, is there someone you can recommend?

Up to US$75 per hour
Lexington
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Quality Specialist

We have a current opportunity for a Quality Specialist Advert - Irvine/ San Diego on a contract basis. Job Title: Quality Specialist Consultant Job Type: Full-time Location: California, Irvine/San Diego Type: Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker Job Description: We are looking for a Quality Specialist Consultant to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in the medical device industry and be familiar with quality management systems and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities: Develop and implement quality management systems to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements such as 21 CFR Part 820. Conduct internal audits to assess compliance with quality management systems and identify areas for improvement. Provide guidance and support to cross-functional teams on quality-related issues. Participate in the development of new products and processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and maintain a Design History File (DHF). Develop and maintain quality metrics to monitor performance and identify areas for improvement. Participate in external audits and inspections as needed. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering, life sciences, or related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in the medical device industry. Experience with quality management systems and regulatory requirements such as Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

US$45 - US$55 per hour
California
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Validation Engineer

A leading innovator in the healthcare industry, dedicated to improving patient care and safety through cutting-edge medical devices. The company is committed to excellence in product development and quality assurance. The Validation Engineer will play a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability, safety, and compliance of the company's medical devices, contributing directly to its mission of enhancing healthcare outcomes worldwide. Job Summary: The Validation Engineer is responsible for leading validation efforts for medical device manufacturing processes and product development. They will oversee a team of validation engineers and technicians, ensuring that all validation activities comply with regulatory standards and company policies. Key Responsibilities: Develops and implements a comprehensive validation strategy for new product development, manufacturing processes, and equipment. Leads and mentors a team of validation engineers and technicians, providing guidance and support to ensure the successful execution of validation projects. Ensures compliance with FDA and other relevant regulatory requirements and standards (e.g., ISO 13485) to ensure all validation activities are in compliance. Creates, reviews, and maintains validation protocols, reports, and related documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness. Conducts risk assessments to identify critical validation activities and establish risk-based validation priorities. Oversees the qualification of manufacturing equipment, including Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ). Qualifications: The Validation Manager should hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field, with an advanced degree preferred. They should have a minimum of [1] years of experience in validation within the medical device or pharmaceutical industry. A strong understanding of FDA regulations and ISO standards related to validation is required. Proven leadership and team management experience is essential. Exceptional problem-solving and project management skills are expected. The Validation Engineer should be detail-oriented with a focus on documentation and compliance. They should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is necessary. Benefits: Offers a competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Comprehensive healthcare and dental plans are provided. A retirement savings plan with company matching is available. Generous paid time off and holidays are offered. Ongoing professional development opportunities are provided. The company fosters a collaborative and innovative work environment.

Negotiable
Kansas
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Facilities Project Manager

**Onsite Role in Burbank, CA** Job opportunity with a top compliance and consulting organization company that is looking for a Project Engineer to join their team on a 12-24 month contract with an opportunity for conversion or extension! Qualifications: Education: BS/MS degree required. An advanced degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering is a plus. 10-15 years' experience in a regulated, manufacturing environment within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. A minimum of 5 years of experience overseeing and implementing technical engineering projects is a requirement. Experience with facilities, utilities, and processing equipment. Examples include vessels, tanks, centrifuges, filter press, clean in place (CIP) systems, air handling units (AHU), reverse osmosis (RO), compressed gases, cooling water, and waste systems. Job Description/Skills: Generation of design specifications (URS, FS, DS) Draft and execute change control documents Execute FATs and SATs Proficient with reviewing and understanding construction drawings including PFDs, P&IDs, architectural, mechanical, and electrical drawings Draft SOPs for operation, maintenance, and calibration of equipment, utilities, and facilities Draft and execute commissioning test protocols Serve as the Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) during the planning, conceptual design, basic design, and detailed design phases of a project Support Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEAs) on equipment and utility systems to identify and address high-risk failure modes to ensure adequate maintenance and reliability during operate and maintenance phase. Benefits/Perks: 401k Health Insurance Please apply here directly if interested but If you are genuinely not interested, is there someone you can recommend?

Up to US$95 per hour
Los Angeles
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Medical Laser Test Engineer

As a Medical Laser Test Engineer (V&V), you'll execute validation and verification testing activities, collaborating with cross-functional teams and ensuring compliance with global regulatory approvals. This company collaborates closely with medical professionals and research groups to ensure their products meet the highest standards. Their clientele includes hospitals, surgical centres, universities, and urological practices worldwide, improving lives through innovative kidney stone treatments. With 4 years of experience in medical laser testing, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of urology, by testing medical laser products in an innovative and collaborative environment. Apply now to be part of this groundbreaking journey.

Negotiable
Germany
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Test Engineer

Are you a Quality Engineer/Test Engineer with a passion for ensuring top-tier product quality? As a Quality Engineer / Test Engineer (V&V), you'll execute validation and verification (V&V), testing activities, collaborating with cross-functional teams and ensuring compliance with global regulatory approvals. With experience in hardware and software testing (preferably medical device) and strong knowledge of electronics and mechatronics, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of urology. Apply now to be part of our groundbreaking journey.

Negotiable
Germany
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EV Charging Specialist

EV Charging Specialist 1 year contract to hire Cleveland, OH (hybrid, 2x/week) Pay: market rate Summary: A global leading, industrial automation and renewable energy company is looking to expand their EVC Manufacturing team by bringing on an EV Charging Specialist. This role is a 1 year contract that will be on site in Cleveland, OH. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for developing and deploying embedded software solutions in C++ within Linux environments Use C/C++, python, Codesys, and Linux tools to write and debug EVC Software Prior experience with embedded systems, use of APIs, sensors and IoT platforms, payment systems and platforms Key Qualifications Bachelors degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related field. Equivalent work experience is acceptable. Experience in key communication protocols such as Modbus, CANbus, TCP/IP, and REST Prior experience with EV Charging infrastructure, ISO15118, IEC61851, and Codesys will be beneficial.

US$70 - US$80 per hour
Cleveland
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EVC Systems Test Engineer

Systems Test Engineer 1 year contract to hire Cleveland, OH (hybrid, 2x/week) Pay: $65-$70/hr/W2 Summary: A global leading, industrial automation and renewable energy company is looking to expand their IT EV Charging team by bringing on a Systems Test Engineer. This role is a 1 year contract that will be hybrid to Cleveland, OH. Remote candidates who are able to travel monthly may be considered. Key Responsibilities: Conduct comprehensive testing and verification of complex systems (focused on Linux platforms) Develop software solutions for an EV charging system, including testing and de-bugging embedded devices Use C/C++, python, Linux and Codesys skills to write and debug EVC software Please note the system interfaces with I/O and Azure cloud services Key Qualifications Bachelors degree in computer science, electrical engineering or related field. Equivalent work experience is acceptable. Prior experience with relevant technologies; EV charging infrastructure, switch mode power supplies, Linux, C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, & LabVIEW

US$65 - US$70 per hour
Cleveland
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