Asahi Kasei
  • AK Bioprocess
  • Glenview, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Highly Competitive

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess is looking for a self-motivated Senior Project Engineer to lead the design effort for new, custom pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical equipment performing chromatography, dilution, filtration, and synthesis and other downstream processes. This is an important role, as the qualified candidate will ensure project timelines and budgets stay on track while working to improve products and processes through a close interaction with the development and quality assurance teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and assembly of specifically assigned customer projects to meet the customer requirements
  • Direct procurement of required materials for a specific project, including raw materials, fabrication, off-the-shelf components, custom components, parts for stock and testing supplies
  • Maintain open channel of communication with customer to manage expectations regarding scope, timeline, progress, and required customer feedback
  • Schedule and execute testing activities for a specific project, including mechanical and automation commissioning, GAMP qualification, customer Factory Acceptance Testing and customer Site Acceptance Testing
  • Ensure project documents are created accurately in a timely manner and review documents created by other engineers, including datasheets, drawings, specification documents, test documents, or other customer-specific documents

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Identify and clarify project scope internally and with customer, and prevent scope creep throughout project
  • Identify critical customer contacts for a specific project and communicate with each as necessary
  • Coordinate with project manager to manage project schedule and budget

Customer Support Responsibilities:

  • Respond to and research customer inquiries and complaints within an ISO 9001 environment
  • Address issues in person or over the phone by communicating solutions to customer and providing effective training to relevant personnel
  • Leverage vendor or manufacturer expertise to solve component-related problems
  • Utilize subject matter experts to solve process- or automation-related problems

Education and Experience Required:

  • 10+ years' experience in building or operating process equipment, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Biomedical)
  • Ability to speak easily and accurately about process equipment with current or potential customers
  • Ability to effectively communicate requirements to vendors and manufacturers
  • Insight into customer processes and operational needs
  • Problem-solving mentality to creatively troubleshoot unexpected process or equipment issues
  • Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Willingness to assist outside of everyday job responsibilities if required by Engineering Supervisor or Engineering and Operations Manager
  • Must be energetic, positive, detail-oriented, and self-motivated


 As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation with bonuses
  • Great health and wellness benefits with the company paying over 80% of insurance premiums
  • Paid time off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Company Giving and Volunteering Initiative Program


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