Refrigeration Engineer


NC-Clayton, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Maintenance / General Services / Facilities
Req Id:  511881

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.



The Refrigeration Engineer holds a key role in the engineering department, primarily focusing on refrigeration systems but also encompassing various engineering disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Facilities, and Process.


Primary responsibilities for role:

  • Providing sought-after counsel within the field of expertise in Refrigeration Engineering.
  • Making decisions within designated assignments that influence departmental goals.
  • Collaborating closely with the site Engineering Manager and various departments to address day-to-day issues.
  • Developing alternative solutions to problems and handling complex issues independently.
  • Providing engineering project support for the design and implementation of new and upgraded facilities, systems, and equipment used in manufacturing operations, ensuring compliance with FDA's Good Manufacturing Practice Regulations and environmental/personal safety standards.
  • Working in one or more areas of Engineering within a Manufacturing environment, such as Project, Plant & Reliability, and/or Utilities.
  • Collaborating with other functional areas in Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory, etc.
  • Training others at the entry level based on experience.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, technical writing and communication skills. 
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills in a manufacturing environment.
  • Designs and operates manufacturing technology for the organization.
  • Supervises quality control and oversees the fulfillment of FDA regulations.


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.



Education and Experience by level:


Engineer I:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field, Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. 
  • 0-2 years of experience. 


Engineer III:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field. Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a Biotech or Chemical company. 
  • GMP experience preferred.


Engineer III:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field. Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. 
  • Professional certifications and licenses as appropriate
  • At least 4 years of experience; Biotech, Chemical or Industrial experience preferred.
  • GMP experience preferred.


Engineer IV:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field. Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. 
  • Professional certifications and licenses as appropriate.
  • At least 5 years of experience. Biotech, Chemical or Industrial experience preferred.
  • GMP experience preferred.


Senior Engineer Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field. Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. 
  • Professional registration and/or certifications as appropriate.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience. Biotech, Chemical or Industrial experience preferred.
  • GMP experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates strong technical and/or regulatory expertise and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Displays flexibility with assignments in different units/plants. 
  • Completes assignments in more than one business unit or functional area.
  • Communicates effectively and promptly at all levels of the organization, supporting department objectives and management decisions.
  • Able to lead teams and promote team approach.


Additional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of different refrigerants such as R134a, R22, NH3, CO2, 404a, R507a, and others.
  • Experience in the conversion of manmade refrigerants to natural solutions or those with lower Global Warming Potential (GWP).
  • Familiarity with cold glycol systems ranging from -25°C to +5°C and warmer temperatures.
  • Understanding of primary, secondary, and tertiary pumping systems.
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting problems with freezer evaporators, compressor packages, defrosting systems, etc.
  • Expertise in HVAC systems, including knowledge of differential pressure.


*Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements.  Example:  If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.*


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.








Third Party Agency and Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that present a candidate to Grifols must have an active, nonexpired, Grifols Agency Master Services Agreement with the Grifols Talent Acquisition Department. Additionally, agencies may only submit candidates to positions that they have been engaged to work on by a Grifols Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to a Grifols Recruiter under these terms or they will be considered a Grifols candidate.


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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