At Laporte ethnocultural diversity is one of the driving forces of our development

Recipient of the 2017 Maurice Pollack Award, which recognize the outstanding actions of a company in its commitment to promote ethnocultural diversity, Laporte is proud to have more than one-third of its employees from 35 countries of different origins. This diversity, one of our core values, is present in our daily management and business strategies. This video features many of our employees from around the world.

Food & Beverage Process Engineer / Project Engineer – Bakersfield, CA

Summary/Objective:

The Process Engineer position is responsible for determining operations to produce products and develops processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. The process engineer also researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 3 years of experience in an engineering role within the food and beverage industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Bakersfield, California, and reporting to the Operations Director, West Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications;
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks;
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance within the agreed scope and time lines and make relevant recommendations to the client;
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams;
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction;
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision;
  • Support project management requirements;
  • Provide discipline specific input for bid packages and tenders;
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures;
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface;
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel Travel is expected for this position.

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Food & Beverage Process Engineer / Project Engineer – Bakersfield, California” in the Position field below.

Pharma Process Engineer – Morristown, NJ

Summary/objective:

The Process Engineer position is responsible for determining operations to produce products and develops processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. The process engineer also researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering role within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Design experience in areas of expertise related to these industries is a must.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Morristown, NJ, and reporting to the Operations Director – East Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, calculations, drawings and specifications;
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks;
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance within the agreed scope and time lines and make relevant recommendations to the client;
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams;
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction;
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision;
  • Support project management requirements;
  • Provide discipline specific input for bid packages and tenders;
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures;
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface;
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • 5 to 7 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the biotech/pharmaceutical industry;
  • Experience in the design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs, formulation, CIP, fermentation, purification, clean utilities, biological confinement; knowledge of GMPs;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel Travel is expected for this position.

To learn more about Laporte Consultants, please visit http://laporteconsultants.com 

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Process Engineer – Morristown, NJ” in the Position field below.

Automation Engineer – King of Prussia, PA

Summary/objective:

The Automation Engineer is responsible for oversight of engineering projects including: programming modifications of instrumentation and hardware, troubleshooting of PLCs and HMIs, specification and procurement of new equipment, equipment installation and start-up. The Automation Engineer focuses on handling automation and electrical tasks as a member of the project team both professionally and working to meet customer expectations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in King of Prussia, PA, and reporting to the Operations Director, East Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the automation engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Design: medium and low voltage electrical distribution, architecture, control panels, networks, for controls and instrumentation systems;
  • Responsible for engineering, project management, design and programming for automated manufacturing processes;
  • Full-lifecycle project support, including system design, system engineering, programming, factory testing, commissioning, and validation;
  • Integration of third-party control systems;
  • Specification, design, procurement and acceptance of instrumentation, control panels, and power distribution to machine centers and processing skids;
  • Prepare and GAMP documentation including URS, FS, HDS, IQ, OQ, and PQ.   Prepare and execute validation;
  • Implement and track specific equipment or systems modifications adhering to established change control procedures;
  • Create and modify schematics with AutoCAD;
  • Design of safety circuits and review of shop drawings;
  • Prepare project cost estimates;
  • Prepare and execute FAT and SAT protocols;
  • Programming of PLC and operator interfaces (SCADAs & HMIs);
  • Develop and establish technical specifications for process control systems including: instrumentation, control loops, automatic sequences, instrumentation, hardware and software design;
  • Train client technicians to operate new control systems;
  • Review project hardware/software for compliance with applicable codes and standards;
  • Provide on-site process control system support during construction through validation;
  • Collaborate with remote team members;

Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering;
  • 3 to 5 years of progressive experience;
  • Programming: Allen-Bradley Studio 5000 & FactoryTalk SE/ME, Siemens STEP 7 (Ladder Logic)
  • Control Hardware:  Allen-Bradley/Siemens/Emerson/ABB PLC, HMI, or DCS hardware;
  • Instrumentation Hardware:  Experience with common process instruments (flow, level, temperature, analytical);
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel
Travel is expected for this position.

To learn more about Laporte Consultants, please visit http://laporteconsultants.com 

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Automation Engineer – King of Prussia, PA” in the Position field below.

Mechanical Engineer – King of Prussia, PA

Summary/Objective:

The Mechanical Engineer position designs mechanical and thermal devices for commercial buildings and utility plants. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 3 years of experience in an engineering role within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and/or food and beverage industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in King of Prussia, PA, and reporting to the Operations Director, East Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Participate in analysis of client needs and project definition;
  • Contribute in all project phases and deliver the agreed scope, within timelines and budget;
  • Design utility, HVAC and plumbing systems. This includes airside and fluid side systems;
  • Prepare drawings and specifications;
  • Evaluate and select equipment, technologies and suppliers;
  • Partner with cross functional team members;
  • Supervise equipment installation, start-up and qualification;
  • Visit project sites for information and project related activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • At least 3 years of progressive experience in the pharma or food and beverage industries;
  • Excellent skills in technical support, troubleshooting and AutoCAD;
  • Ability to execute project tasks from objective to recommendations via logical progression using calculation and presentations in spreadsheets and narratives;
  • Solid knowledge of ASME, ASHRAE, relevant International Building Codes, NFPA and other applicable local standards;
  • Knowledge in pipe stress analysis and process piping design is an asset.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel Travel is expected for this position.

To learn more about Laporte Consultants, please visit http://laporteconsultants.com 

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Mechanical Engineer – King of Prussia, PA” in the Position field below.

Food & Beverage Process Engineer / Project Engineer – Ontario, California

Summary/Objective:

The Process Engineer position is responsible for determining operations to produce products and develops processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. The process engineer also researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 3 years of experience in an engineering role within the food and beverage industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Ontario, California, and reporting to the Operations Director, West Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications;
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks;
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance within the agreed scope and time lines and make relevant recommendations to the client;
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams;
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction;
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision;
  • Support project management requirements;
  • Provide discipline specific input for bid packages and tenders;
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures;
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface;
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel Travel is expected for this position.

To learn more about Laporte Consultants, please visit http://laporteconsultants.com 

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Food & Beverage Process Engineer / Project Engineer – Ontario, California” in the Position field below.

Food & Beverage Process Engineer – Rosemont, IL

Summary/Objective:

The Process Engineer position is responsible for determining operations to produce products and develops processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. The process engineer also researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering role within the food and beverage industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in Rosemont, Chicago, IL, and reporting to the Operations Director, Midwest, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, drawings and specifications;
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks;
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance within the agreed scope and time lines and make relevant recommendations to the client;
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams;
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction;
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision;
  • Support project management requirements;
  • Provide discipline specific input for bid packages and tenders;
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures;
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface;
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the food and beverage industry;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel Travel up to 50% of time is expected for this position.

To learn more about Laporte Consultants, please visit http://laporteconsultants.com.

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Food & Beverage Process Engineer – Rosemont, IL” in the Position field below.

Pharma Process Engineer – King of Prussia, PA

Summary/objective:

The Process Engineer position is responsible for determining operations to produce products and develops processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met. This position troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action. The process engineer also researches the purchase of equipment or upgrades to existing equipment. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering role within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Design experience in areas of expertise related to these industries is a must.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Located in King of Prussia, PA, and reporting to the Operations Director – East Coast, the engineer will be responsible to support and lead the process engineering requirements for client projects.

  • Develop conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs, calculations, drawings and specifications;
  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks;
  • Prepare project schedules, scope statements and budgets;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in accordance within the agreed scope and time lines and make relevant recommendations to the client;
  • Work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary design teams;
  • Chair project team meetings and provide technical direction;
  • Manage timely completion of tasks per plan without direct supervision;
  • Support project management requirements;
  • Provide discipline specific input for bid packages and tenders;
  • Suggest, contribute and champion initiatives to improve the Engineering Department’s operations and procedures;
  • Support positive client interactions and sub-consultant interface;
  • Perform data analysis, prepare technical reports, SOPs, and internal and external presentations;
  • Pursue opportunities for business development and future growth of the organization across various local geographies.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields;
  • 5 to 7 years of progressive experience in the area of process design for the biotech/pharmaceutical industry;
  • Experience in the design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs, formulation, CIP, fermentation, purification, clean utilities, biological confinement; knowledge of GMPs;
  • Experience in the design of sanitary process systems including piping, vessels and CIP systems;
  • Familiarity with HACCP, FDA, AIB, USIS and USDA requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PE designation or eligibility for professional registration will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong leadership, relationship management, and organizational planning and project management skills, in addition to technical knowledge;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results;
  • Knowledge of post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology;
  • Ability to influence clients, suppliers and peers into adopting “best practices” in the engineering field;
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening and interpersonal with the ability to transfer knowledge to others;
  • Capability to engage and energize others to reach their fullest potential and performance;
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma;
  • Versatility in disciplines other than the one academically trained for is highly desired;
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Flexibility to travel to external manufacturing sites as needed.

Travel Travel is expected for this position.

N.B. It is mandatory that you reference “Process Engineer – King of Prussia, PA” in the Position field below.