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Plant Engineer

Date: Sep 12, 2022

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Plant 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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  • Plan, Coordinate, and Execute assigned projects by effectively using Project Management methodologies in alignment with Good Engineering Practices (GEP)
  • Execute assigned small capital and maintenance projects from conceptual design to financial close out including execution of all supporting engineering activities and documentation.
  • Contribute to medium & large capital projects with support of management and external resources including but not limited to execution of scope development, technical evaluation, commissioning & qualification activities, and start-up activities.
  • Execute project activities in alignment with (GEP) including but not limited to SOW development, vendors/contractor identification, change control management, author / execute / summarize ETOPs and validation protocols, and author SOPs or provide technical review.
  • Read and review engineering drawings and update as required. Provide technical input to design firms if necessary.
  • Follow SOP’s, cGMP, and GLP regulations and procedures; generate and maintain thorough and accurate documentation by using Good Documentation Practices (GDP) in support of SOP, cGMP, and GLP regulated activities.
  • Support daily operations including equipment troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis to assure technical availability.
  • Identify Continuous Improvement (CI) opportunities related to Facility maintenance, calibration, and facilities equipment, and procedures.
  • Take corrective action independently and/or as directed by management.
  • Assist in development and review of Preventive Maintenance checklist and/or Guidelines and Calibration specifications as appropriate.
  • Contribute to/Make decisions on equipment design and selection as directed by management.


  • BS in a relevant Engineering field.
  •  One to Three (1-3) years engineering/maintenance project execution and plant experience in a highly regulated industry, preferably the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.
  •  Knowledge of FDA, ISO, ICH, EMA and Health Canada regulatory requirements and cGMP.
  •  Knowledge and experience in the interpretation of GEP and ISPE standards.
  •  Experience with risk assessments and mitigations, root cause analysis and risk/hazard/failure analysis.
  •  Able to apply principles of Quality by Design, Design for Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
  •  Ability to do the following asset management activities of an appropriate scope and complexity:
  • Conduct assigned tasks independently with minimal supervision.
  • Capable of maintaining equipment documentation contemporaneously with executed work.
  • Capable of developing and executing an assigned scheduled of maintenance activities or work orders in order to meet or exceed department KPIs.
  • Capable of executing equipment qualification activities.
  • Capable of planning and executing small to medium capital projects and onboarding new assets within the asset management system
  •  Knowledge of the use of personal protective equipment and safety protocols and practices related to working with or exposure to hazardous chemicals that could potentially affect the health of the employee

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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.