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Area Engineer

Company: Boehringer Ingelheim
Location: Ridgefield
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Area Engineer, alongside the Facility Engineer, ensures proper operations and maintenance of buildings, systems, and equipment by designing engineering modifications to systems, developing maintenance programs, performing inspections, conducting training, and identifying budget requirements. In addition, the Area Engineer will design and implement Capital and Maintenance Projects. This position manages the technical aspects of assigned projects, which includes the responsibility for design, construction, scheduling, and project completion within budget.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees
Duties & Responsibilities\:

  • Provide support for the design and implementation of capital and maintenance projects assigned both for the facilities operation and for the User Group needs in assigned facilities overseeing contractors as necessary.
  • Serve as an ad hoc team member on capital projects providing information and direction, coordination, and interface services.
  • Develop troubleshooting methods and direct operation of assigned manufacturing and/or processing, facility and utility equipment. Develop and implement maintenance procedures to ensure that assigned facilities and systems are maintained and downtime minimized. Develop (and perform when assigned) PM procedures for assigned equipment and facilities.
  • At times, provide technical direction to contractors and suppliers regarding assigned manufacturing and/or processing systems with an emphasis on safety, reliability and GMP's.
  • Provide technical consulting to user groups as necessary regarding new equipment. Lead projects as assigned.
  • Integrate calibration, validation and maintenance activities performed in laboratories without involvement of ISEE into applicable management systems and contracts.
  • Participate in routine inspections of facilities including mechanical rooms to initiate corrective action as necessary. Develop and implement energy conservation measures.Requirements\:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required with a focus in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical) preferred with a minimum of three (3) to (five) 5 years of relevant experience in chemical processing environments, i.e. chemicals, pharmaceutical plants, clean rooms etc.
    • Must have very strong knowledge of chemical processing safety concepts and procedures, particularly with respect to flammable chemicals.
    • Must be able to organize schedules and schedule and prioritize multiple activities.
    • Knowledge of air handling systems, lab exhaust systems, piping systems, boiler and chiller operations, reheat, heating, and all facility related building systems.
    • Ability to diagnose and solve problems related to buildings and equipment;
    • Must be able to troubleshoot manufacturing and processing systems, air handling, exhaust (fume hood) or lab gases and piping systems.
    • Design engineering upgrades to systems to extend system life and/or to satisfy needs of scientists' equipment.
    • Must be able to organize, schedule and prioritize multiple activities.
    • Strong project management, technical, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to relate technical knowledge to discussions with Facility Engineer, Maintenance supervisor or other technical staff.
    • Job requires strong knowledge of chemical processing principles, reactors, condensers, centrifuges building hazard classifications for the operation of a chemical plant.
    • Knowledge of GMPs for drug synthesis and Fire Protection procedures are critical skills for this position.
      Eligibility Requirements\:
      • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
      • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
      • Must be 18 years of age or older
      • This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Click here for more information on the vaccine mandate and COVID-19.
        Who We Are\:
        At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal\: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.Want to learn more? Visit and join us in our effort to make more health.Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person's actual or perceived race, including natural hairstyles, hair texture and protective hairstyles; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Boehringer Ingelheim, New England , Area Engineer, Engineering , Ridgefield, Northeast

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