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Plant Engineer – Facility and Utilities

Neuchâtel, Switzerland


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Plant Engineer – Facility and Utilities

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Job ID SR0048786 Date posted 04/27/2020 Location Neuchâtel, Switzerland

About the role

As a Plant Engineer (F&U), your mission is to supply the engineering expertise necessary to support and continually improve the Takeda Neuchatel site and ensure the continued production activities while respecting all relevant standards, cGxP's, SUVA, reglementations etc.

The F&U Plant Engineering group is part of a team comprising also all maintenance functions and is responsible for the life cycle of the equipment. This includes asset planning to anticipate obsolescence issues, reliability, and technical support for the end user with respect to investigations, re-occurring problems, required modifications, optimizations and Continuous Improvements.

Additionally, the Plant Engineer shall also support the delivery of projects of varying complexity that span the complete site operations and organizational boundaries. As Plant Engineer, your primary area of activity will be the utilities area,  all facility buildings, HVAC on BDS , Aseptic Filling areas, Warehouse etc.

Main accountabilities

The Plant Engineer shall :

  • Be the primary contact (Subject Matter Expert SME) for the users of Facility and Utility installations with regard to technical aspects.
  • Provide expertise in systems and production equipment such as Water treatment (Water softners, RO, WFI production and final waste water treatment),  HVAC (clean room and technical),  Compressed air (including nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide distributions.  Energy and water recovery operations.
  • Lead &/or Support the design, installation, commissioning and qualification of improvements, changes or upgrades to the equipment/plant.
  • Ensure proactively that the technical condition of the equipment, systems and installations are appropriate for use, proposing corrective actions and/or improvements to the end user in case of non optimal
  • Organize and coordinate corrective actions (related to deviations or CAPA), improvements and modifications.
  • Ensure compatibility and consistency with existing organization and industry standards (cGMP, GEP, SUVA/ASIT etc.)
  • Ensure that appropriate safety measures are taken to prevent all risk of injury
  • Develop and apply  good engineering procedures and company standards.
  • Ensure implementation of site, divisional and corporate procedures.
  • Participate in internal and external audits as a system expert.
  • Lead the Takeda Obsolecense programme and drive reliability practices.

Education and Experience

  • Engineering degree (BS, MS or equivalent) in mechanical, chemical & process or automation
  • 7+ years experience in the Pharma/Biotech industry (Process/Engineering and/or Manufacturing).
  • Experience in the installation, commissioning and validation of pharmaceutical facilities, and process equipment equipments as per the following:-
    • Process piping & instrumentation
    • HVAC, chillers, cooling towers,  black steam boilers,  clean steam generation, compressed air,  nitrogen (liquid/gas) distribution,  CO2/O2 distribution.
    • Autoclaves , CIP/SIP Systems and processes
    • Water treatement systemes – Softners,  RO,  WFI generation
    • Energy and water savings iniatives – CO2 reduction etc.
  • PLC/Automation (Siemens/Johnson Control/Allen Bradley) programming and Utilities experience an asset.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of Good Engineering Practices, cGxPs, FDA guidelines, ISPE guidelines, ATSM2500 & ASME/BPE standards.
  • French and English (spoken and written), German a plus
  • Computer skills: MS-Office suite and MS-Project and/or Primavera
  • Good problem solving
  • Technical learning
  • Team oriented and confident to work autonomously
  • Ready for hands on activities
  • Action oriented skills
  • Agility and flexibility to work in a fast paced environment.

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