On-site Process Engineer


The process engineer position will work closely with our client in the biotech industry to assist with process-engineering tasks and systems, specifically CIP. Qualified candidates need a minimum of 1 year of experience in an engineering role, ideally within the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and/or food and beverage industry. This role will be fully on-site.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Critically review engineering designs, test plans, and assess risks specifically with sanitary process systems including CIP, piping, and vessels
  • 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

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related fields
  • 1 to 3 years of progressive experience in the area of process design
  • Experience in the function and design of fluid and bulk materials handling processes including preparation of process flow diagrams, heat and material balances and P&IDs, formulation, CIP, Purified Water, aseptic filling, isolators, clean rooms, active ingredients, packaging, 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite

Come join a company that is currently expanding across multiple geographic areas in North America – both Canada and the US! Laporte offers a competitive salary and benefits and an environment that promotes work-life balance and professional growth.


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