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Sr Process Engineer

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, US, 84108

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info



Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!
Teva’s Global Research & Development (R&D) organization is devoted to the development of new medicines, devices and combination products that provide meaningful therapeutic benefit to patients worldwide. Combining creativity, scientific rigor and our extensive knowledge on a broad range of technologies, our scientists, engineers, medical doctors and project leaders across the globe use their expertise to innovate novel biologics, biosimilars, small molecule specialty medicines, generics and over-the-counter therapies


Job Description



Hands-on engineering position with independent responsibility for developing and improving drug manufacturing processes, overseeing new product scale-up process optimization, supporting process validation and technology transfers, selecting raw material suppliers, producing supplies for clinical trials, and writing documentation for FDA applications. Products are primarily semi-solids and liquids for topical and transdermal drug delivery, including drug/device combination products. Candidate must be self-motivated as this engineer will work under general supervision on a small team.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Work within a cGMP quality system
  • Collaborate with formulators to develop small and large scale drug product manufacturing processes
  • Select raw materials and packaging suppliers for pharmaceutical use and maintain specification documents
  • Collaborate with laboratory and manufacturing groups, including contract organizations
  • Analyze and troubleshoot problems, identify solutions, and recommend and implement methods, procedures, systems and/or techniques for resolution.
  • Statistical data analysis and design of experiments
  • Prepare various documents, including product specifications, manufacturing batch records, experimental protocols, electronic notebook entries, technical reports, SOPs, and FDA applications
  • Coordinate, supervise, and participate in manufacturing of batches for use in clinical and stability studies
  • Perform risk assessments for manufacturing processes, formulations, and device designs
  • Analyze, defend and present data and information acquired in process development
  • Conduct investigations into manufacturing problems and implement corrective and preventive actions
  • Participate in design control activities for drug/device combination products
  • Function as an individual contributor, with little or no supervision on selected projects
  • Perform necessary engineering projects and assignments and implement goals, objectives and practices for effective, efficient and cost effective management of allocated resources
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with hazardous materials and industrial equipment


Knowledge of (Preferred) – Additional Responsibilities:



  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other regulatory requirements
  • Engineering principles applied to the manufacturing process including a wide array of topical, transdermal and aerosol products
  • Experience in extrusion (twin-screw or similar) is helpful
  • Packaging equipment systems
  • Pharmaceutical principles, practices and applications
  • Pharmaceutical quality control and manufacturing processes
  • Techniques of sampling, testing and measuring, and principles of mathematical and statistical computations
  • Chemical, mechanical and electrical concepts
  • Statistical process control
  • Time management skills to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Leading, coordination, delegating assignments and reviewing the work of assigned personnel
  • Personal computer operations and Microsoft applications (Word, Access, and Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal





A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university and at least seven or more years of process engineering experience, preferably in pharmaceutical, food, or cosmetic manufacturing environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.



Research & Development

Sub Function

Drug Development and Preclinical Studies

Reports To


Sr Manager R&D Semi-Solids

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