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Facilities /Process Engineer, Redwood City, CA - Global Operations

Местоположение Редвуд Сити, Калифорния, США Идентификатор вакансии R-097513 Дата публикации 01/13/2021

Do you possess manufacturing or facilities engineering experience and passionate about building a huge impact within a large pharmaceutical company's smaller test manufacturing site for novel drugs and treatments? If so, then this is the role for you!

In 2013, AstraZeneca acquired Pearl to expand and strengthen its respiratory products portfolio, We have made strides in bringing therapies to asthma patients. Our mission and vision are to develop differentiated therapeutics for widely prevalent respiratory disease conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), by utilizing a proprietary drug delivery platform and existing therapeutic agents administered in metered-dose inhalers (MDIs).

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

The Facilities Engineer in Redwood City, CA will lead the equipment reliability program, championing continuous improvements, running capital projects (up to $250k), and being the site specialist on facility and utility systems. The role combines the benefit of a small site (agile and broad responsibilities) with the structure, knowledge, and resources of a leading global pharmaceutical company.

What you will do:

  • Provide technical assistance in trouble-shooting commercial operations and facility equipment. Assess equipment failures and use findings to revise preventive maintenance tasks and/or modify equipment to eliminate failure mode.

  • Implement and manage reliability programs such as vibration monitoring, lubrication, IR, and water chemistry. Coordinate the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Program, undertaking activities such as mentoring operations staff in autonomous maintenance, early equipment management, and setting up technician skills and training matrices.

  • Create and/or execute documents associated with change controls, commissioning, and qualification.

  • Act as the site specialist on facility systems, including HVAC; water systems; waste treatment; electrical distribution; emissions abatement and monitoring; clean rooms; and automation.

  • Ensure that the facility operates in a compliant manner, initiating deviations when events occur and implementing any resulting CAPAs

  • Supervise outside vendors, contractors, and consultants. Ensure that their work is performed safely, is of a high standard, and accurately documented.



  • BS degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or related field.


  • Minimum of four years of manufacturing or facilities engineering experience in a cGMP context.

  • Project management track record of delivering projects timely, in-full, and on-budget.

  • Available to perform after-hours and weekend work, including being on-call.


  • Experience with computer maintenance management systems (ideally SAP).

  • Background in Reliability Centered Maintenance or similar programs (e.g. TPM, Lean, OpEx etc.).

  • Background in Facility System and Equipment.

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we are developing new ways to work, cutting-edge methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Come and join our journey!

Next Steps – Apply Today!

Are you ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table? Curious to know more, then please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well-qualified for this opportunity. Know someone who would be an excellent fit? Please share this posting with them.

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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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