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Manufacturing Engineer - Process Engineer III at Lonza Inc.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Job Description:

At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. 

Our vision:

We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life.

Our mission:

We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers.

Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization?


Job Description Summary

Lonza is searching for a dynamic, experienced Process Engineer for our Manufacturing Engineering team at our Portsmouth, NH facilities.

Our Process Engineer’s primary responsibility is to support ongoing operations at the Portsmouth, NH site through technical assistance as it relates to manufacturing and process systems.  The focus of the role is on ensuring manufacturing equipment and facilities are operating as intended to meet the requirements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.  Responsibilities of the Process Engineering function include both tactical support of ongoing plant operations and strategic implementation of engineering projects to meet the changing needs of the business.  The role reports into the Manufacturing Engineering department at the site.

Some of the responsibilities included for the Process Engineer include:

  • Develop technical knowledge on manufacturing equipment and processes.

  • Manage resolution of major equipment breakdowns and quality issues in the suites.

  • Provide SME support to Manufacturing and other departments for the design and operation of process equipment.

  • Conduct troubleshooting and technical analyses on manufacturing equipment and processes.

  • Assist with tech transfer of new processes into the facility.

The successful candidate will need to have the following requirements in order to be a top contender for this role:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline. Chemical Engineering preferred.

  • Experience with CIP/SIP and typical mammalian manufacturing unit operations (Chromatography, UF/DF, Bioreactors, Centrifugation).

  • Senior level experience in biotech industry.

  • Experience in the design and operation of Biopharmaceutical facilities, both manufacturing and support systems.

  • Experience with controls systems (PLC, DCS, Loop controllers) is highly desirable.

  • Project Management and coordination experience associated with the execution of capital projects in an industrial environment is required.


*This is not the complete job description; a complete job description will be provided upon request.


Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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