Process Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Department: Azzur of CA, LLC

Job Description

About Azzur

Azzur is a GxP compliance and consulting organization dedicated to providing high quality, expertly backed, assistance that drives life science companies to success.

No matter where you are in the product development lifecycle, Azzur is here to help you start, scale, and sustain your business. From pre-clinical manufacturing to process design and process performance qualification, Azzur Group works hand-in-hand with the world's most renowned manufactures to employ risk-based and phase appropriate GxP solutions.

With a national network of engineers and consultants, we offer comprehensive quality assurance and regulatry compliance and validation services
 specifically geared for the complexities of life science.


Do What You Love

We are seeking highly motivated individuals that have the desire to learn, are able to adapt to the ever-changing life sciences field and are flexible to work on various projects throughout the Southern California region all while exuding Azzur’s core values: Put Others First, Courage to Take Action, Take Personal Responsibility and Have Fun!

We aim to serve our clients, create a healthy and fun work environment and assist with professional growth for each individual through customized career development plans. As a consultant working on multiple cross functional projects, you will be able to quickly garner a wide range of skills and areas of expertise that will propel your career progression.

If a clear career path forward and a positive, transparent and fun company culture are something you are looking for in your next role, Azzur is the place for you!

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
  • Willing to work hands on with multiple clients throughout Southern California
  • 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   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Azzur personnel are expected to live up to our core values at all times and exhibit a high level of integrity and personal responsibility, especially when interacting with our valued clients. The following is a short list of the typical responsibilities and deliverables of any given project.  The level of knowledge expected will be commensurate with level of incoming experience.

  • Manage all aspects of the Process Engineering function from concept to final qualification and system release, including project updates and maintaining process equipment project schedules.
  • Develop conceptual process designs and the corresponding process flow diagrams and piping/instrumentation diagrams.
  • Develop design documents for the process equipment in accordance with Good Engineering Practice, i.e. URS, FRS, HDS, SDS, CS, etc.
  • Develop process equipment procurement specifications and data sheets based on approved design documents.
  • Prepare detailed bid evaluations for procurement of the process equipment and system construction packages.
  • Review vendor equipment drawings and specifications and drive the system integration with the site utilities and computerized systems (SCADA).
  • Review and comment on detailed design packages from A&E firms.
  • Prepare automation design documents in accordance with the FS, SDS, and other applicable references.
  • Develop process maps including people-material flows.
  • Create mapping of the critical quality attributes against the process requirements and identify the critical process parameters.
  • Perform PHA, FMEA, FMECA and other applicable risk assessments against the proposed process to determine acceptable control strategies.
  • Generate system impact assessments and critical component assessments including system boundary maps.
  • Lead multi-functional design reviews, identify gaps to the original design documents and update design documents as required to remediate gaps.
  • Prepare change control documents and justifications as required.
  • Capable of preparing commissioning and qualification documents for process equipment and the associated manufacturing lines.
  • Assist in writing and executing process validation documents.

Qualifications

  • Education: BS/BA degree required. An advanced degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering is a plus.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a regulated, manufacturing environment within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical device industry. 5 years of direct process engineering experience is a plus.
  • Experienced in the areas of Process Equipment Design, specifically with isolators, autoclaves, parts washers and fill-finish equipment. Demonstrates a soldi understanding of cleaning validation and sterilization. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent technical writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced multitasking environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA and cGMP regulations and documentation practices.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Working for multiple clients throughout the regions

Perks of Working at Azzur

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Competitive 401K plan
  • Volunteer Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Paid Vacation Time
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Training and Mentorship Opportunities

Learn more about who we are and what makes us great here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VmKkBLkoFQ


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