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Genentech Senior/Principal Engineer, Process Engineering (HIT) in Hillsboro, Oregon

Senior/Principal Engineer, Process Engineering (HIT)


Oregon, United States of America

Job ID: 202009-123117

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The Position

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Main Purpose of the Position:

This position is part of the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) function at Genentech’s Hillsboro Individualized Therapies Operation (HIT). HIT is a new manufacturing facility focused on delivering novel therapies that are uniquely manufactured for each patient.

In this role, you will design, install, test, and validate state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment intended to produce medicine on a per-patient basis. Additionally, you will write product impact assessments, sampling, plans, technical reports, and provide technical assessments, rationales and approval for engineering and process changes and documentation pertaining to process development, qualification, and validation to meet regulatory requirements.


  • Provide technical support and training to Operations and Maintenance

  • Build reliability into Operations equipment and processes

  • Establish equipment failure and risk analysis processes to increase reliability

  • Provide frontline troubleshooting and issue resolution support for operations.

  • Support product & component introductions

  • Identify and implement batch & yield improvements

  • Identify and implement process & safety improvements

  • Support Investigations and atypical events, as well as resulting corrective or preventive action implementation

  • Root cause analysis facilitation/participation

  • Development and execution of integrated, startup, and qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) activities

  • Training program development; Participate in FAT efforts at vendor sites

  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new process technologies in alignment with business objectives or regulatory requirements

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • B.S. degree engineering or related field

  • Possess a minimum of 8 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Field

  • Experience with cell therapy manufacturing is preferred

  • Knowledge of filling and related equipment and processes is preferred

  • Key to this position is the demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership and teamwork in a cGMP environment across functional and organizational boundaries

  • Excellent communication skills are a must

  • Ability to assess and develop timely, effective solutions for manufacturing equipment and processes is key

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belts is a plus

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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