Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Principal Engineer API Plant PCS

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Princinpal Engineer API Plant PCS are to: 

 o Optimize production processes and logistics with regard to
 safety, environment, cost, quality and regulatory requirements.
 o Provide key technical input for the definition of concepts for
 new plants, improvement of existing equipment and/or the identification
 of alternative equipment or installations
 o Ensure production equipment uptime through preventive or
 predictive measures as well as small modifications and repairs
 o Ensure reliability of Production Unit process equipment,
 facilities and utilities
 o Provide the necessary technical expertise for troubleshooting and
 resolving problems with Production Unit processes and equipment
 o Development, optimization and overall quality of work plans,
 processes and standards
 o HESS compliance - support Bayer Berkeley's commitment to safety
 by complying with the programs regarding health, safety and protection
 of the environment. The incumbent demonstrates safe work practices,
 contributes to safety meetings, provides input to relevant personnel
 (e.g., operators, supervisors, technicians) regarding safety issues and
 ensures resolution of non-conforming conditions
 Maintenance / Reliability
 o Establish, initiate and analyze preventative maintenance (PM) and
 calibration programs
 o Collect, analyze and report equipment downtime information
 o Identify, report and ensure resolution of critical equipment
 o Develop, review and implement recommendations to improve
 reliability of infrastructure and production systems
 o Maintaining the Calibration, Maintenance and Safety procedures in
 defined area of responsibility
 o Specification and strategy of spare parts needed to meet
 reliability objectives.
 o Coordinate of maintenance activities and shutdown requirements
 for API production equipment and facilities
 Project Support, Execution and Management
 o Project management and detailed engineering of smaller projects
 (AFE, <$1 million) including planning, detailed design, procurement,
 construction management, quality, budget and optimization.
 o Provide plant and production input and project engineering
 support for large projects, (AR, >41 million)
 o Perform installation and operational commissioning and

Who you are

 new equipment, resolving technical equipment issues, developing turn-
 over packages, etc.
 cGMP Compliance
 o Participating in audits conducted by internal and external
 o Resolution of Quality action items, write Engineering Assessments
 as Subject Matter Expert
 o Perform Risk Assessments and resolution of risk analysis
 o On-going participation in technical and non-technical training
 o Understanding of relevant SOPs, Guidelines and Regulatory



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  •  BS in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field
  •  BS 8+ years experience OR MS 4+ years OR PhD 2+ years of engineering experience preferably in a reliability function or an equivalent OR an equivalent combination of education andexperience
  •  Experience with regulatory and cGMPrequirements for pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, including equipment, utilities, and facilities
  • cGMP compliance, high purity water systems, clean room HVAC systems process instrumentation and control systems
  • Experience with Process Control Systems, including DCS, PLC, instrumentation and low voltage electrical systems is required
  • Understanding of industry guidelines, regulatory requirements, relevant SOPs
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering project execution and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complexity of production equipment / systems and their supporting facilities, and utility systems
  • High level of urgency and is able to quickly adapt to changing priorities
  • Flexibility to participate in rotational on-call support and/or weekend coverage on occasion
  • Proficient computer skills to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to support and prioritize many diverse activities simultaneously while meeting schedule commitments
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with a wide customer base


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SAP experience




























Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: CA-Berkeley
Functional Area: [sap_fa_2]
Entry Level: 5