Allergan Process Engineer III (Manufacturing) in Branchburg, New Jersey

Process Engineer III (Manufacturing)

Branchburg, New Jersey, United States at

Apr 18, 2018Post Date

179183Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Process Engineer III is responsible for identifying and driving process and technology improvements to maximize process performance for LifeCell products. The Process Engineer III will assist the Manager, Engineering in providing regular on-the-floor manufacturing support, and collect, monitor, analyze, and report manufacturing data related to performance in the areas of quality, cost, and speed/service to market.

Responsibilities include conducting investigations, with experimentation where appropriate, to address root cause of drifts in process performance and manufacturing-related non conformances, and to deliver process improvements and corrective and preventive actions.

The Process Engineer I will assist subject matter experts (SME) in supporting all key manufacturing processes, through process changes, production improvement activities and new product transfers.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Perform regular, proactive, on-the-floor manufacturing support – in particular for the processing steps most critical to product quality and yield – to ensure manufacturing technicians have regular access to process and equipment expertise to advise real-time decision making.

  • Assist in the collection and analysis of the appropriate manufacturing data to monitor and report on performance with respect to critical to quality attributes and key business metrics.

  • Methods include statistical process control (SPC) and GEMBA meetings.

  • Assist in process engineering activities in support of the product line, including: investigations to address root cause of drifts in process performance or trends in process-related non-conformances; execution of process improvements and/or corrections (e.g., CAPA); projects to support business continuity; and projects to support implementation of process efficiencies.


  • Knowledge of six sigma defect reduction and lean manufacturing. Preferred Six Sigma Certification; Preferred Lean Bronze equivalent or better certification

  • Demonstrated understanding and use of statistical methods in data analysis and process monitoring.

  • Experience with 2D/3D computer aided design software

  • Experience with root cause analysis methods

  • Knowledge of Quality System Regulations (QSR) and Design Control, and understands AATB, ISO, and/or FDA guidelines as related to Human Tissue Processing and Medical Device Manufacture.

Excellent interpersonal skills to allow effective communication at all levels in the organization.


  • Experience in a regulated environment. Preferred experience in a cGMP environment.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field with 5+ years of experience; OR Master’s Degree with 3+ years of experience. Prefer engineering degree from an accredited institution.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.