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Design Engineer

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Design Engineer 


Location: Burnaby, BC

Legal Entity: Evonik Canada Inc.

Business Line: Health Care


Evonik offers excellent benefits such as competitive compensation, benefit & pension plans, vacation and time off, and many wellness resources. And there is more...access to a Comprehensive Health Promotion program and Regional and Global resources for ongoing training and development. Best of all, you will work within a great team of professionals in an engaging workforce who value trust and openness. Are you looking to join a dynamic company with an exciting and expanding future in the pharmaceutical industry? Then Evonik is the next step in your career. Grow with us! Why Vancouver?

Why Vancouver?

Vancouver has something for everyone! British Columbia is beautiful and exciting. From the people, to the mountains, to the sprawling coastline, everywhere you look. Nestled on the warm Pacific Coast with the Rockies blocking cold arctic winds. Vancouver has the good fortune of being spared the typically chilly winters associated with Canada. Vancouver is often called ‘two cities in one’ because people are equally prone to enjoy the bustling nightlife and experiencing a plethora of activities in the surrounding nature. Imagine enjoying a day-long trek through our world-renowned rain forests, then heading into the city for a night out. Vancouver truly is as beautiful as people say and more.   Evonik’s Vancouver business operations is a development partner to the world’s pharmaceutical companies for parenteral lipid nanoparticle drug products.  As an enabling contract development manufacturing organization (CDMO) partner, we offer drug formulation design, process development, scale-up, and clinical production.

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  • Create GMP-relevant equipment documentation e.g., Design & Functional Specifications (DS & FS), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD), User Requirements Specifications (URS), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Engineering Turnover Packages (ETOP), Installation/Operational Qualification (IQ/OQ), Validation Protocols, Technical Manuals etc.
  • Create mechanical products employing 3D CAD design and optimization.
  • Create and review detailed part and assembly drawings.
  • Create and maintain bills of materials (BOM)
  • Use Project Management methodologies to manage assigned projects.
  • Communicate and provide required reports to the appropriate level of management and/or clients.
  • Provide technical support to Product Management, Global Sales and Customers.
  • Implement risk management tools to account for risks and develop mitigation plans.
  • Capable of independently implementing and evaluating new processes of increasing complexity; identifies and implements new technologies and/or instrumentation of suitable complexity under minimal supervision in order to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Able to work independently with the appropriate amount of supervision on multiple projects.
  • Conduct process hazard analyses and assess operability to include process walk-throughs and a detailed review of process safety information.
  • Proactively searches literature and engineering guidance documents published by ASME, ICH, FDA, EMA, Health Canada, ISPE, ASQ, etc. to maintain awareness of current best practices and regulations


  • BAsc/BS/MS in a relevant engineering field (preferably in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering) with experience with process equipment, mechanical design, computer system validation, industrial instrumentation and process controls.
  • Preferably Four (4) or more years of experience in a highly regulated industry, preferably the pharmaceutical industry with emphasis in process equipment and 3D CAD design
  • Registered or ability to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • Knowledge of FDA, ISO, ICH, EMA and Health Canada regulatory requirements and cGMP.
  • Knowledge of ASME-BPVC, ASME-BPE, GAMP, GEP, ISPE and IEEE standards.
  • A good understanding and application of Solidworks CAD design and PDM, Microsoft Visio, development of Process Flow Diagrams and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams, stainless-steel fabrication, Allen Bradley FactoryTalk, PLCs, instrumentation and controls.
  • Knowledge of Project Management methodologies/software PMBOK, MS Project, etc. is a plus.
  • Capable of applying principles of Quality by Design, Design for Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
  • Can conduct engineering studies, data analysis, and create technical reports and presentations.
  • The ability to recognize unanticipated or adverse outcomes or deviations; able to use technical expertise, experience, and creativity to evaluate and identify causes of unanticipated or adverse outcomes or deviations and to propose corrective action or resolutions for problems of increasing complexity; able to independently take corrective action to resolve technical problems of suitable complexity.



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

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.