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Senior Manager - Process Engineering Mechanics & Metrology

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

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 Sr. Manager, Process Engineers, Maintenance, and Metrology, you will lead the day-to-day operations within the manufacturing and packaging areas. Oversee Manufacturing Support, Packaging Support, Process Engineers, and Metrology. Ensures production and packaging equipment is operating in a state of control meeting cGMP requirements. Oversee employees’ performance, provide guidance, support, identify development needs, and manage the reciprocal relationship between staff and the organization so that each is successful. Heavy focus also on personnel/team development, performance management, and regulatory facing activities (process equipment/systems operation).

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.


  • Align departmental vision to site strategy and manage the implementation of strategic changes within the department

  • Ensure process and packaging equipment is maintained in accordance with best industry practices

  • Oversees calibration program for production, warehouse, and facilities instrumentation and equipment

  • Leads reliability centered maintenance and continuous improvement programs in our production and packaging areas

  • Responsible for all Quality Systems within the department (Deviations, CAPAs, Biennial and routing SOP revisions, Change Controls)

  • Provide leadership and supervision for the activities of the department: Teambuilding, Constructive and goals-based feedback, Employee tailored personnel development, Motivation and empowerment of direct/indirect reports to ensure the safe and effective acquisition/use/maintenance of all production and packaging equipment, Priority management, Conflict resolution

  • Propose and orchestrate 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

  • Orchestrate machinability and engineering runs as required

  • Ensure preventive maintenance and calibration programs are executed and improved as needed on production and packaging equipment

  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance to production and packaging mechanics on technical issues that are beyond the training or experience

  • Provide leadership to team during troubleshooting of production line stoppages and malfunctions

  • Serves as coach and mentor to staff to help meet their schedules and or resolve technical problems

  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures, Preventive Maintenance, and protocols are maintained and applied

  • Evaluate calibration intervals on new and existing equipment to reflect the risk assessment based upon the calibration history or the manufacturer’s recommendation

  • Ensure that all documentation and records, including calibrations, operation procedures, instrument service records, training, work orders are complete and maintained in conformance with applicable requirements and company policies

  • Perform some minor repairs and troubleshooting

  • Interact with and support the management of maintenance and metrology contractors

  • Plans departmental goals and objectives with Director

  • Active member of cross-functional team in the planning and execution of semi-annual planned maintenance activities

  • Promotes professional development of staff through on-site and off-site coaching, mentoring, and training

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment

  • Collaboration with internal Manufacturing, Science and Technology Team in the development and/or technology transfer of new solutions and modifications to our existing manufacturing process systems


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering

  • 5- 7 years experience of management in pharmaceutical/process industry setting

  • A minimum of five (5) years experience working in a cGMP manufacturing environment with knowledge CFR requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

  • Working knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance technology

  • The ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers, and inspectors

  • SAP (plant maintenance) and Lean/Six Sigma experience area a plus

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, and Excel

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

  • Lead by example through strong work ethics and high standards

  • Be hands-on and available during off-hours

  • Adapt quickly to changing priorities

  • Strong analytical skills, hands-on troubleshooting skills and the capability to utilize analysis software and company quality system software

  • Extensive knowledge of GMP requirements and regulations

  • Personal competencies: Self-awareness, integrity, team player, continuous learner

  • Working knowledge of Operational Excellence / Lean Manufacturing

  • Familiar with pharmaceutical industry guidelines such as ISPE Baseline Guides, ISO, and ASME BPE

  • Familiarity with FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Familiarity with FDA regulations relating to biologic and drug products

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 $122,500 to $227,500 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