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Sr. Process Engineer

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Job Details
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Company Name
IDEXX Distributions, Inc.
Physical Address
1 IDEXX Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092
Job Description

The Senior Process Engineer is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of new manufacturing processes for IDEXX products across all modalities and delivery platforms. The ideal candidate will possess a degree in engineering or a related physical science and have a strong track record of success in developing scalable solution formulation and coating processes for manufacturing biologically based reagents. They should possess the technical precedents needed to solve complex process related problems through the use of both engineering modeling & analysis along with experimentation. They should have previous experience with liquid film coating, gravure, inkjet and other coating / application processes. Expertise in liquid film coating is highly desirable.

What can you expect:

The Senior Process Engineer will lead cross-functional technical teams in development of new manufacturing processes and transfer them to IDEXX Operations. They will be responsible for all aspects of process develop including requirements definition, process design, verification and validation and will deliver key outputs including process maps, pFMEAs, manufacturing documents, in process test methods and specifications. They actively work with collaborators from IDEXX assay design teams as well as Assay Analytics, V&V, and IDEXX Operations to complete projects and deliver business outcomes.

Performs variety of process engineering activities for coating process development.

Collaborate with R&D teams and Operation to develop processes to meet product design and manufacturing requirements.

Develops manufacturing processes and makes feasibility and pilot lots for new product development.

Develops specifications associated with process output and determine test methods for specification compliance.

Identify process scale-up and manufacturing risks and implement mitigation strategies for successful coating process scale-up.

Recommends and justifies new coating equipment/technologies for improving existing process or establishing new process for solving challenges of new product development.

Utilizes appropriate levels of verification and validation when qualifying and implementing new tools or processes.

Manages tasks and projects to successful completion and attainment of goals.

Generates SOPs/work instructions and conducts training of personnel in the methods and techniques used.

Utilizes Lean, Six Sigma and other quality and reliability improvement techniques in ongoing work and participates in related projects.

What do you need to Succeed:

Ph.D. or Master’s degree in an engineering discipline including Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related technical field

Three to five years of experience in R&D as coating process engineer covering all aspects of the coating process.

This position will be based out of our Westbrook location. Due to the current pandemic, as it relates to COVID-19, our employees’ safety and well-being are top of mind for us. For those essential employees that must continue to work on-site, we have strengthened the preventative health measures already in place with new, more stringent actions. This includes but is not limited to making space for social distancing, use of mask/PPE, sanitize workstations, daily wellness checks, limited traffic flow by zones, and consistent real-time communication.

We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from diseases. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.

Let’s pursue what matters together.


IDEXX is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled Veteran employer

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