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.

Senior Plant Process API Engineer

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Plant Process API Engineer, are to: 


  • Plan, direct, coordinate and execute activities concerned with design, construction, modification, and maintenance of equipment and machinery;
  • Estimate the production cost for products the facility makes;
  • Evaluate and implement cost-saving methods;
  • Update management on estimated costs of changes in product design so appropriate action can be taken;
  • Advise vendors and management about product specifications and plant capabilities;
  • Direct maintenance of production buildings and coordinate requirements for new designs, surveys, and maintenance schedules for equipment and machinery;
  • Optimize production processes and logistics with regard to safety, environment, cost, quality and regulatory requirements;
  • Provide the necessary technical expertise for troubleshooting and resolving problems with Production Unit processes and equipment;
  • Collect, analyze and report equipment downtime information;
  • Ensure resolution of critical equipment items;
  • Perform Risk Assessments and resolution of risk analysis;
  • Develop, review and implement recommendations to improve reliability of infrastructure and production systems;
  • Maintain the calibration, maintenance and safety procedures in defined area of responsibility;
  • Develop specification and strategy of spare parts to meet reliability objectives;
  • Provide requested support for audits conducted by internal and external agencies;
  • Resolve Quality action items and write Engineering Assessments as Subject Matter Expert (SME);
  • Coordinate maintenance activities and shutdown requirements for production equipment and facilities;
  • Project management and detailed engineering of smaller projects (AFE, <$500,000), including planning, detailed design, procurement, construction management, quality, budget and optimization;
  • Provide plant and production input and project engineering support for large projects, (AR, >$1 million).


Who you are


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:


  • B.S. degree in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline;
  • B.S. with six or more years of experience;
  • M.S. with two or more years of experience;
  • Engineering experience preferably in a plant operation function; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • 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, etc., are required;
  • Experience with Process Control Systems, including DCS, PLC, instrumentation and low voltage electrical systems;
  • Experience with FAT, SAT, Commissioning and Qualification, including hands on experience starting-up and running new equipment, resolving technical equipment issues, developing turn-over packages;
  • Experience with regulatory and cGMP requirements for pharmaceutical manufacturing;
  • Understanding of industry guidelines, regulatory requirements, and relevant SOPs;
  • Proficient computer skills to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint, SAP experience helpful;
  • High level of urgency and is able quickly adapt to changing priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex equipment / systems and supporting utility services;
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment failures immediately and communicate status to engineers.

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