Process Engineer - Staff, Senior, Principal


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Engineering
Req Id:  508818

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.




Location: Clayton NC

Travel: up to 20%


The Process Engineer demonstrates consistent application of technical knowledge and/or regulatory knowledge in the Process Engineering discipline. Develops and implements solutions. Leads projects of larger scope (or portions of projects) and is often called upon by peers for guidance. Directs project or discipline teams. Meets customer needs in support of business goals. 

Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Conduct feasibility studies for internal and external customers.

  • Facilitate technology and process transfers from R&D and Manufacturing to and from Engineering.

  • Facilitate Inter Company (GBI, IG, GTI) and Intra Company (Bioscience, Hospital, Diagnostics) technology and process transfers.

  • Process scale-up and implementation.

  • Support manufacturing and maintenance with process expertise.

  • Process Engineering team member on capital projects.

  • Makes independent decisions within defined areas of responsibility.

  • Advances technical project proposals to senior management, following through to successful completion.

  • Interacts frequently with senior technical peers.

  • Sets levels of standard technical performance for others.

  • Resolves conflicts with areas of responsibility.

  • Sought for counsel within field of expertise for Process Engineering.

  • Influences commitment of resources at divisional/departmental level.

  • Assists in the effective deployment of divisional or departmental technical resources in pursuit of annual goals.

  • Develops technical engineering standards.

  • Ensures compliance with company and regulatory policies and procedures and is responsible for optimum use of staff and technical capabilities within

  • defined areas.

  • Focuses on fostering a best in class environment for the development, manufacture and regulation of biological products through availability and analysis of

  • data, process understanding and Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs), utilization of process capabilities (maximize yield and throughput within CQA),

  • continuous quality verification and continuous improvement.


This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of engineering principles in Process Engineering.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal, technical writing and communication skills.

  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to analyze and identify areas for improvement.

  • Ablility to solidify the formulation of career plans.

  • Ability to utilize flexible leadership skills.

  • Demonstrates integrity and a firm commitment to company beliefs and values.

  • Influences regulatory agency actions and community outreach activities.

  • Ability to interact outside the technical area with Administration & Human Resources Departments and counterparts in the organization.

  • Must be able to travel up to 20%.


Education and Experience required by level:

Staff Engineer Level:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience. Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry preferred.

Senior Engineer Level:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience. Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical industry preferred.


Principal Engineer Level:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience. Experience in Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Chemical Industry preferred.


Work is performed in an office and a laboratory/manufacturing environment. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposed to occasional extreme cold below 32* in production areas. Exposure to electrical office and laboratory equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. Frequently sits for 4-6 hours per day. Stands for 2-4 hours per day. Frequent movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Occasionally walks. Occasionally bends and twists neck and waist. Frequent foot movements. Color perception/discrimination, depth perception and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Light to moderate lifting and carrying objects with a maximum lift of 50lbs. Able to communicate complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Frequently performs routine tasks by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.



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Grifols provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic or status protected by law.  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 : NC-Clayton:USNC0002 - Clayton 


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