Pharmaceutical Sterilization Engineer - Moist Heat Sterilization
Lake Forest, IL 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 47,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The Sterilization Engineer is responsible for intermediate activities related to the Development Services product and processes development, fabrication and sterilization of materials as work order needs dictate. Work is performed in full conformance with Hospira Guidelines, Good Laboratory Practices or in compliance with GxP requirements as necessitated by the work. Other duties include securing quotes and assisting with the execution of capital projects or validation of equipment / processes. The incumbent meets with Sr. members of the staff and key customers and reviews request requirements for pharmaceutical product and processes development. Responsibilities also include participating in the evaluation of new technologies, processes and equipment for continuously improving capability.

Job Functions
  • Develop a working technical knowledge in evaluating customer needs for sterilization, commodity processing, lyophilzation work, and coordinate with manager or designee in scheduling of work requests.
  • Author SOP's and writes / executes various validation protocols for the Equipment and qualified utilities with the guidance / review of a Sr. staff member (depending upon complexity) and experience and demonstrated capability.
  • Participate with multi-discipline project teams in product, process development in area of developing experience.
  • May evaluate new technologies, processes and equipment for merit and application under the direction / review of Sr. member of the staff
  • Execute low to intermediate level Capital Projects and assists on more complex project including procurement, installation, startup, validation, generation / review of SOPs and establishing necessary PM's.
  • Develop proficiency in the use /application of product development techniques, evaluation of new technologies, processes.
  • Support requests for R&D Lyophilzation cycle development and feasibility work.
  • Excellent documentation / writing skills and a high level of attention to details and accuracy within a regulated GxP environment.
  • Proficiency in the operation of complex R&D Equipment, Sterilizers, Lyophilizers, complex qualified utility systems such as purified water, nitrogen and oil-free compressed air.
  • Participate in work performed by Sr. members of the staff and/or by contractors and service providers such as but not limited to qualification / validation, fabrication, service / maintenance, installation, calibration, filter testing.
  • Lead work orders, validation, and various project efforts as experience demonstrates. May support other members of the staff or project teams on more complex projects where needed.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (0 - 3 years) in an engineering or closely related discipline with > 4 years progressive work experience.
  • This position requires experience working within an FDA regulated environment, pharmaceutical a plus.
  • Experience with moist heat sterilization / terminal sterilization is highly preferred
Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lake Forest, IL are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Eurofins PSS Insourcing Solutions
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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