Process Engineer


CA-Los Angeles, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  508197

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.



Evaluate and optimize current production processes by using all available resources.  Improve on-going operations through innovation based on analysis of the process, equipment, downtime, defect rates, and root cause analysis.  Participation in defining new projects and monitoring effectiveness.  Investigate and implement new technologies to improve daily operations.  Work closely with manufacturing, quality, validation, engineering, site facilities/maintenance, and various departments in investigations to determine the root cause for production issues.  Integration of knowledge by working with other areas to ensure site and company strategies are met.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Technical/functional analysis of data and procedures derived of existing production processes, to actively direct and support improvement initiatives.  Establish and supervise key KPI.
  2. Create improvement plans to improve critical metrics including increasing uptime, reducing defects, and improving the robustness of the process and equipment.
  3. Prepare Scope of Work and bid documents for systems fabrication and installation.
  4. Responsible for managing upgrade projects in support of existing systems for manufacturing processes and utilities.
  5. Interact with multidisciplined work groups to reach objective deadlines.
  6. Plan, direct, and manage internal projects using project management tools and drive change controls with the quality system.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  2. Five (5) years of experience in mechanical or chemical engineering in an industrial environment.  Familiarity with generally accepted good engineering practices and standards.
  3.  Familiarity with local and national codes and standards as they relate to pharmaceutical projects.
  4. In depth knowledge of pharmaceutical process systems including batching, separation and clarification processes. 
  5. Knowledge of pharmaceutical grade water purification systems design and operation. 
  6. Knowledge of mechanical systems including HVAC and refrigeration systems. 
  7. Knowledge of FDA guidelines for manufacturing of biologics preferred. 
  8. AutoCAD drawing capability.




  1. Ability to frequently lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.


The estimated pay scale for the Process Engineer role based in Los Angeles, CA, is $100,000 - $110,000 per year. Additionally, the position is eligible to participate in up to 8% of the company bonus pool. We offer a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, up to 5% 401(K) match and tuition reimbursement. Final compensation packages will ultimately depend on education, experience, skillset, knowledge, where the role is performed, internal equity and market data. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Grifols is a global healthcare organization with employees in 30 countries focused on patient health and providing impactful results. Since our humble beginnings in 1909, Grifols has been a family company that prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled over the last 10 years, and you can grow with us!


*This job description is accurate at the date of publication and may change over time.  It is not intended as an exhaustive description of the job.  Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change.


EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans


Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Los Angeles:USVALLEY - Valley - Valley Blvd - LA, CA 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles