R&D Manager, Process Development Engineering
Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Posted on: November 19, 2021
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving
science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is
to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and
safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences
research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient
diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their
laboratories, we are here to support them.
How will you make an impact?
Under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Product Development, this
Rochester NY based position manages the Process Development
Engineering function for the Laboratory Plastics Essentials
business unit, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. This includes
activities related to selection and procurement of plastic
processing equipment and the development of plastic molding
technologies for Thermo Fisher Scientific life science products.
This challenging role combines technical and team leadership to
develop a high performing engineering organization capable of
developing innovative and robust and manufacturing processes that
meet / exceed the ever-growing customer and internal needs. The
engineering team supports all project types: technology
evaluations, new product introductions, sustaining engineering and
capacity expansions. This role will reside in Rochester, NY.
What will you do?
Provide functional and technical leadership of Process Development
Functional responsibilities include: Hire, retain, and develop top
Partner with Program Managers on project execution in order to
deliver full scope on time
Employee goal and development plans
Compliance with all appropriate processes, systems and
Define metrics and pursue continuous improvement programs
Accountable for functional project deliverables
Create and manage department budget
Completes required communications, including written project
summaries and presentations.
Technical responsibilities of the function include: Fully
responsible for processing equipment selection, process development
and process validations of molding equipment in support of projects
across the BU.
Establish global standards for equipment and methods
Conduct manufacturing process design reviews using best in class
engineering practices to generate innovative and robust
Leverage the collective knowledge and expertise of the organization
by conducting technical design reviews
Development of stable and capable processes that consistently
yields parts conforming to specifications
Technology transfer of new manufacturing processes to internal and
Apply new technology to create best in class products and
Execute robust Risk Management practices to maintain high
probability of project success, i.e., satisfaction of scope,
schedule and budget.
Reviews, analyzes, directs, and implements improvements to products
and processes to assure improved product quality and better product
performance while reducing manufacturing & and operational costs
through continuous improvement process.
Partner with Project Managers in the creation and execution of
project plans and corresponding budgets including resource
allocation and required capital.
Responsible for assessing resource needs across multiple projects
and working with appropriate leaders/managers to assign resources
per established priorities.
Create a synergistic, collaborative team environment encouraging
trust, respect and cooperation among team members.
Complete special assignments as needed.
How will you get here?
Bachelors or advanced degree in Mechanical or Plastics Engineering,
with 10+ years related plastic processing and equipment validation
experience or equivalent experience.
5+ years of functional management of a technical engineering
Experience developing regulated medical device products is a
Proven track record of delivering to objectives
Excellent technical leadership skills including strong root cause
problem solving abilities
Individual must be able to deliver operational and new product
Excellent communication skills including an ability to influence at
all levels of the organization
Demonstrated ability to drive results within a matrix
Considerable experience in a Product & Process Development
Ability to travel 10-15% including international locations
Our global team of more than 80,000 colleagues delivers an
unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing
convenience and pharmaceutical services through our
industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied
Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and
Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com
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