Facility/Utility Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA
Department: Azzur San Francisco, LLC

Job Description

We at Azzur Group are looking for an experienced Facility/Utility Engineer to immediately join our Azzur Group: SanFrancisco Division. The Project Manager role is a FTE project based role.

  • The primary responsibility for this role is ensuring assigned equipment/systems are fit for purpose and ready for use by manufacturing.
  • Additional responsibilities include investigating and assessing unplanned equipment related events, managing planned equipment changes, and executing/supporting small projects.
  • The role will coordinate with a cross functional team including Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Maintenance, System Owners, Automation, SHE, and Quality Assurance.
  • B.S, M.S, Ph.D or advanced degree in engineering preferred
  • At least 6 years of experience in the industry and/or academics (including advanced studies)
  • Technical understanding of autoclaves sterilization processes, parts washers, clean in place (CIP) skids, bioreactors, centrifuges, and/or process analytical systems is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices(cGMPs) as they apply to biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities or equivalent regulation
  • Familiarity with reliability engineering principles and techniques preferred.
  • General knowledge of bio-tech related unit operations
  • Experience with automated systems, trend analysis, and troubleshooting
  • Uses extensive operational knowledge and cross-functional experience to solve problems
  • Performs work under limited supervision; establishes own work priorities and timelines
  • Provides guidance and coordinates the activities of team members as needed
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in their assigned areas of responsibility
  • Represents our organization as primary contact for initiatives and projects

Ideal Qualities:

Ideal candidates will exhibit, or have the willingness to develop, the following qualities:

  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can translate client needs into actionable value-added projects/results
  • Understands the competitive landscape of the medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industry
  • Willing to work hands on, assist with building client libraries, learn from a mentor and become a mentor for others. 
  • Understands worldwide regulations and phase appropriate applications
  • Draws insights from projects and supplemental research to help drive new and existing growth. 
  • Ensures activities are efficient, optimized, and client-centric. 
  • Highly motivated and organized, solutions oriented leader
  • Curious and adaptable - has the ability to transform knowledge into actionable activities
  • Able to produce results in a fast paced, collaborative environment  
Azzur Group partners with leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers to provide efficient and innovative solutions that help them start, scale, and sustain their GxP organizations. With experts at more than 15 locations throughout the United States we take pride in our development and execution of phase-appropriate quality and compliance services to our clients From Discovery To DeliveryTM. 

Azzur Group is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diverse cultures, ethnicities, gender, and ages in our workplace. We believe that promoting diversity plays an important role in developing top-quality talent, fostering greater innovation and creativity, and enhancing our relationships with customers and the communities in which we operate. 


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