Production Engineer


Allegan, MI, US, 49010

Perrigo Company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  Help us do it.

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Description Overview

This Production Engineering role in our Allegan MI manufacturing plant will:

  • Provide technical support to consumer healthcare operations through the support and execution of capital projects and by providing a technical resource for the processing and packaging of drug products. 
  • Provide production engineering support for day-to-day operations of a lean six sigma pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.   
  • Initiate and drive continuous improvement efforts in assigned process area.

Scope of the Role

  • Works on plant floor with the Specialists, Plant Manager, Supervisors, Engineering and other staff to troubleshoot technical problems with manufacturing or packaging equipment or process problems in production areas.
  • Coordinates and supports continuous improvement projects aimed at waste reduction and efficiency improvements by streamlining processes and improve capability.
  • Demonstrated experience with quality systems in an FDA current GMP regulated environment as well as capital project management experience is highly desired.
  • Provides support n the development and implementation of capital projects and functions as project engineer and project manager by providing work direction to project teams and allied support groups while interfacing with multiple departments, consultants, and contractors.
  • Manages and coordinates the engineering design and construction of capital projects and provide expert engineering support in developing and implementing equipment installations, process improvement, and facility, utility, and maintenance projects to support manufacturing and packaging operations.
  • Organizes and generates all relevant data to prepare project scopes, cost estimates, economic justifications, and capital appropriation requests, as required, to obtain management approval.
  • Acts as technical expert with a broad knowledge and deep expertise of the latest equipment technologies for dosage form manufacturing and packaging, demonstrates an expert understanding of engineering theoretical fundamentals of equipment operation, and demonstrate full use of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in creative and novel ways to solve complex technical problems

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required along with a minimum of 4 years of applied work experience.
  • Demonstrates an expert proficiency in the ability to read, understand, and create drawings, flowcharts, sketches, schematics, and other engineering design documentation, ensures the fulfillment of Perrigo Quality requirements for compliance with cGMP regulations including equipment qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) and change control activities, and follows Perrigo policy and procedure along with current industry standards to prepare or assist with the preparation of system design documentation including User Requirements Specifications (URS) and Functional and Design Specifications (FDS) in accordance with established Good Engineering Practice (GEP).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, sound decision-making skills, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply Lean Sigma highly preferred.
  • Established understanding of engineering theoretical fundamentals of equipment operation and demonstrate the use of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
  • Hands-on knowledge of production operations and associated control systems preferred.
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to develop sound economic analyses with prudent financial judgment.
  • Ability to work toward broad goals and to exercise initiative in identifying projects.
  • Well-developed ability to maintain composure and patience during difficult situations and the ability to cope with shifting priorities and adapt quickly to remain productive.
  • Ability to react to new demands, priorities, and obstacles in a resourceful and constructive way.
  • Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary groups or project teams, and relate well to people regardless of their organizational level, personality, or background.
  • Support operations to meet applicable laws such as: OSHA, Environmental, Safety, cGMP as well as Corporate and Site Quality requirements.
  • This position is not eligible for Sponsorship.

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We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better. #DIV

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