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Associate Engineer, Plant Engineering (HIT)

Main Purpose of the Position:

This position is part of Genentech’s Pharma Technical - individualized NeoAntigen Specific Therapy (iNeST) team based in Hillsboro, Oregon. iNeST is a next generation immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with cancer manufactured on a per patient basis. In this critical role, you will be part of a dedicated cross-functional team working on production start-up activities such as the design, installation, testing, and validation of manufacturing equipment, processes, and the quality approach for this exciting and novel technology.

This individual will be responsible for supporting the complete asset lifecycle, reliability, availability, and operations through the application of engineering knowledge and experience. Role will be hands-on in many aspects- equipment startup and operation,  day to day management of systems, learning and applying reliability principles, and supporting maintenance, calibration, HEPA, and building management processes. Person will learn and hone project management capabilities for continuous improvement projects. 


  • Support the asset lifecycle for all plant equipment, building systems, process equipment, and utilities. 

  • Help implement Asset Criticality procedures, including impact assessments, SOPs and maintenance strategy

  • Support startup and qualification for systems/equipment

  • Learn root cause methods and eliminate problems through RCA

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives at the site

  • Create, review, and approve project documents, business process documents, schedules, reports, and work instructions.

  • Work collaboratively through multiple functions at the facility

  • Support for completion of technical assessments, investigations, and data analysis.

  • Learn to apply theories and principles from Reliability, Project Management, and Six Sigma to independently address problems

  • Create and manage master data for equipment

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other technical field 

  • 1-2 years experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry preferred, specific experience in utilities, engineering, MEP desired.

  • Experience from a background of manufacturing, design, or construction.

  • Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance practices, condition based maintenance techniques, and predictive maintenance techniques a plus

  • CMMS (SAP-PM or similar) experience desired. 

  • Understanding of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, process equipment, and supporting utility systems.

  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.


Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Manufacturing, Manufacturing > Production Engineering

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