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Engineer II (Manufacturing Support) in St. Louis, MO at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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Engineer 2 (Manufacturing Support)


The Manufacturing Support Engineers primary responsibly is to provide 24/7 support of manufacturing process equipment operation, maintenance and improvement. Candidate is responsible for support of projects associated with new process installations, including but not limited to start-up, commissioning, mechanical/electrical installation and validation.


  • Complete required reactive, preventative and predictive maintenance of process and lab equipment.
  • Troubleshoot process equipment by diagnosing and resolving difficult hardware, software, instruments, and process problems to maintain system readiness.
  • Troubleshoot process equipment and support process investigations. Support the validation of equipment, SOP generation, general process layout and flow.
  • Support the implementation of new process equipment, including commissioning test protocols, punch-list execution, administrative documentation and training.
  • Assist in factory acceptance protocols (FATs) and site acceptance protocols (SATs) for new equipment – some travel required.
  • Support the Tech Transfer, Project Engineering, Manufacturing and Process Development groups
  • Utilize risk-based approaches to lead preventative and predictive maintenance programs for process equipment.
  • Support process development lab equipment needs and other general site equipment needs when required.
  • Help develop equipment vendor relationships and assist in bid evaluation to ensure best pricing on new equipment / parts.
  • Ensure that critical utility systems are appropriately designed for new process implementation.
  • Practical Process Improvement (PPI) - support site continuous improvement initiatives.


  • Technical degree in engineering, instrumentation, process automation or related discipline. Bachelor degree preferred.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience troubleshooting complex processes, instrumentation and associated control systems
  • Experience with control platforms like Rockwell Factory Talk, AB PLCs, WonderWare, iFix, DeltaV, associate IO and communication protocols
  • Experience within the Biotech industry, understanding of the cGMPs and the regulatory requirements is desired.
  • Experience with AutoCad and MS Project tools are preferred.
  • Development of configurable control and supervisory systems, historian and SQL type program development preferred.
  • Knowledge in computer control system start-ups, loop tuning, troubleshooting, and control system modifications
  • Knowledge of PLC ladder logic, IO networks, control computers and associated control components
  • Knowledge of engineering principals and skills sets including Microsoft Office tools (i.e. Excel, Word, Visio) is required.


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