Catalent Pharma Solutions Equipment Engineer in Woodstock, Illinois

Job Description

Position Summary

Catalent is looking to recruit an Equipment Engineer to join a growing team in Woodstock, IL.

The Equipment Engineer will be instrumental in specifying, procuring, and implementing new equipment in the Woodstock facility and will have a strong focus on packaging equipment.

Additionally, the Equipment Engineer will identify long and short-term goals with regards to reducing costs in the packaging areas for all aseptic blow/fill/seal and packaging lines.

In concert with Catalent’s Patient First philosophy, this role is paramount to ensure the efficacy and quality of our manufacturing processes which will ultimately yield safe drug products for patients.

The Role

  • Test and install new equipment for manufacturing; support equipment through validation, start-up, and continuous process improvement; and troubleshoot technical machine-based issues in manufacturing

  • Write and facilitate approval of user requirements, change control documents, design specifications, and acceptance test documents for equipment based projects

  • Utilize strong project management acumen to compile equipment specifications from existing, recent equipment projects and develop additional specifications to establish a current specification library for typical equipment projects

  • Prepare “requests for quotation” based on User Requirements’ specifications for multiple bidders for equipment projects

  • Define, describe, evaluate, and effectively communicate equipment requirements to both technical experts and non-technical audiences

  • Provide engineering support to our 24x7 operations; periodic phone and/or in-person support after work hours and weekends is required

  • Develop strategic plans to improve manufacturing efficiency and reduce costs by providing automation solutions

The Candidate

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering

  • Minimum of 5 years Equipment Engineering experience required; 8-10 years’ experience preferred

  • Knowledge of change control and validation is desired; experience working in a cGMP controlled environment required

  • Experience with packaging equipment in the pharmaceutical, food, or cosmetic industry a plus; (Packaging equipment includes: pouching equipment, cartoners, labelling equipment, scanners, and vision systems)

  • Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing/Professional Project Management skills highly desirable

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time to perform Factory Acceptance Testing and/or identify appropriate equipment

Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

  • Coaches and Develops

Position Benefits

  • Potential for career growth within an expanding Operations team

  • Defined career path and annual performance review & feedback process

  • Cross functional exposure to other areas of Quality and Production

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401K are all offered from day one of employment

  • 19 days of paid time off annually + 7 paid holidays

About Catalent

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent. More products. Better treatments. Reliably supplied. ™Visit www.catalent.com/careers to explore career opportunities.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career – join the global drug development and delivery leader! You will help develop some of the nearly 200 products we launch each year or help supply some of the over 7,000 products for patients around the world. Our highly skilled, dedicated global team of over 9,500 is passionate about improving the health of patients by combining their personal expertise with advanced technologies to advance science and supply innovative new products of the highest quality to patients globally.

Why Catalent?

  • Gain unparalleled experience by working on multiple products and technologies – we launch nearly 200 new products for our customers each year.

  • We have 20 global pharmaceutical Product Development teams on five continents, who are, at any given time, working on over 700 new products and hundreds of ongoing clinical trials.

  • Our products include some of the latest life-saving medicines as well as some of the most well-known consumer health brands used by families every day.

  • Catalent’s more than 30 global facilities on 5 continents manufacture over 70 billion doses of over 7,000 important medicines and consumer health products.

  • Nearly 1 in 20 doses of medicines taken around the world has been touched by the Catalent team.

  • We have +1,100 patents on many superior patient-preferred technologies used by all the top pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health companies.

  • We established the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute to drive collaboration and scientific exchange among industry professionals, academics and partners.

  • Many of our 1,400+ scientists are regularly published in top industry journals and present at top industry conferences to advance knowledge sharing and the development of better life-saving medicines.

Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email along with the job number and title to Jobs@catalent.com. This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be routed to a recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.