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Process Engineer I

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Other Engineering
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

As the Process Engineer I you will monitor and report on manufacturing process equipment and production methods. Evaluate the safety of manufacturing processes, determining efficiency, and making recommendations on improvements across all areas of manufacturing. Other duties may include conduct research and develop new and improved processes for manufacturing, and assist in establishing safety procedures.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.


  • Must be compliant with processes, procedures, and instructions for all activities on assigned tasked.

  • Update current system processes and assist with FMEA and risk assessments on process equipment

  • Support the validation team during execution of Installation and Operational Qualification (IQ/OQ) activities

  • Assess processes, take measurements, interpret data, design, run, test, and upgrade systems and processes

  • Develop best practices, routines, and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality of output

  • May require onsite support on off hours, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed to support the manufacturing production activities.

  • Assist Engineers and Equipment Specialists troubleshooting efforts and minor repairs for process equipment located within a cleanroom environment

  • Participate in daily huddle meetings as a representative for process equipment

  • Complete investigations of process system deviations and implement corrective and preventive actions as required to mitigate future recurrence

  • Assists in programming, maintenance, and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers and process and building monitoring systems

  • Assists in writing standard operating procedures for new processes

  • Propose and support continuous improvement projects on manufacturing equipment to ensure equipment uptime is maximized and obsolete components are upgraded where possible

  • Procure, coordinate the qualification of, and manage equipment and engineering vendors

  • Assist with machinability and engineering runs as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited university in mechanical, chemical, or electrical disciplines

  • Entry level engineering experience in a pharmaceutical industry (0-3 years experience); previous internship or co-op experience in an engineering or related role is preferrred.

  • Knowledge of GMP requirements and regulations

  • Ability to effectively communicate, interact, and collaborate with internal and external team members and present findings and recommendations

  • Capability to utilize analysis software and company quality system software

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems

  • Adaptable and open to change

  • Being organized and able to manage time effectively

Physical Requirements:

  • May need to move around manufacturing facilities to observe processes and equipment, which may involve walking, climbing, and sometimes lifting.

  • May need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, helmets, or gloves

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $46,465 to $110,500, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance.

Benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees, a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full time employees to accrue up to 120 hours in the first four (4) years of employment, and 160 hours in the fifth (5th) year of employment as well as 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Parsippany, New Jersey