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Avantor, Inc. Process Engineer in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Job SummaryThe Process Engineer is accountable for providing engineering leadership and technical support to Avantor operations directly supporting manufacturing, product development and customer support. The Process Engineer leads manufacturing technology product and process development, scale up and implementation.


Interfaces with Marketing, Customer Service, R&T, and customers; participates in routine communication between each of these groups and the business

Provides timely and effective data analysis, root cause analysis, corrective and preventative action execution in response to process trends or out of control data points, or any other issues as they arise with platinum-level customer products

Leads multi-functional process capability improvement, MOC and validation efforts

Collaborates with Production Leadership, Procurement and external vendors to implement/lead business improvement plans

Accountable for product quality, non-conforming product disposition, process throughput, waste minimization, training/skill usage of hourly employees, yield improvement, investigation and reduction of production variances for identified products/processes

Accountable for tracking process reliability, developing corrective action reports and complaint responses, implement process improvements and corrective actions

Develops batch production records/standard operating procedures to ensure Process of Record compliance for assigned platinum-level customer products

Works in conjunction with all plant engineering disciplines, R&T and customers to support new products and new manufacturing technology platforms in operations

Directs contractors and hourly employees to monitor processes, collect data, install equipment and make process modifications

Develops and implements metrics including SPC and SQC, to monitor and improve performance of equipment, processes, and overall product quality trends to reduce process variability

Develops, designs and implements capital projects to support plant initiatives

Performs other duties as assigned with or without accommodation



Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related field required

Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred

Lean certification preferred


Minimum of five (5) years of related experience required

Minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a chemical manufacturing environment required


General knowledge of chemistry and high purity chemical processing/engineering, and microelectronic applications required

Demonstrated complex problem solving expertise and experience

Demonstrated application of SPC tools and implementation

Working knowledge and experience in distillation and separation purification technologies, chemical synthesis unit operations, process control, environmental control systems, and clean manufacturing

Working knowledge of financial/cost systems and standard operating procedures process

Knowledge of FDA, cGMP, ISO 9000 and applicable state and federal environmental regulations

Demonstrated organizational, technical leadership, presentation and communication skills

Ability to understand analytical procedures, quantify analytical results, and make adjustments and corrections as needed

Ability to partner effectively with all functions and levels of the organization

Detail oriented; strong analytical and problem solving skills

Strong sense of urgency, initiative, and drive

Strong organization and prioritization skills

Other Skills:

Strong competency in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word


The Process Engineer reports directly to the site Engineering Manager. He/she interfaces with both management and union personnel from various levels. The Process Engineer works closely with manufacturing, understanding the processes and the cause-and effect-relationship of the manufacturing cycle.


The work environment is a manufacturing facility, and the appropriate PPE will be required in designated areas.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

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