Allergan Project Engineer in Waco, Texas

Project Engineer

Waco, Texas, United States at

Oct 11, 2016Post Date

149018Requisition #

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 pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular 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.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

This position will play a role in the design, installation and commissioning facility-related projects such as critical utilities and building construction and maintenance, as well as monitoring development (ie, modifications and upgrades) and troubleshooting existing processes. Lead facility-related project teams as assigned to meet operational, technical, budget and scheduled goals.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

This position is responsible for one or more of the following duties or activities:

  • Develop detailed project elements for scope, schedule and cost.

  • Prepare cost, feasibility and capital cost estimates and prepare justifications.

  • Support the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations.

  • Implement new equipment and modifications and follow-up to ensure the desired result is achieved.

  • Provide training to staff on use or maintenance of equipment to ensure safe and reliable operation.

  • Support validation efforts in the development of validation strategies and testing plans.

  • Support the Change Control process for all validated systems.

  • Perform Deviation Investigations and follow problem solving methodology

  • May be assigned the responsibility for supervising the daily activities of employees by providing training, direction, guidance, counseling or disciplinary action when necessary, and, in conjunction with HR, makes decisions regarding personnel actions (hiring, terminations, promotions, etc.).

  • If assigned, responsible for the success of one or more areas and shifts.

  • Assist Allergan in achieving environmental, health, and safety goals by working safely and observing all general plant and department safety policies.

  • Perform all assigned duties according to departmental SOP’s and cGMP’s.

  • Remain current on proper procedures by reviewing current, revised, and new SOP’s relating to the job and to the department.

  • Complete and remain current with all required cGMP and safety training.

  • Perform tasks in the production / packaging of product to provide on-time delivery to customers.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in developing and maintaining reliability engineering programs and/or corrective/preventive action programs for maintenance engineering group

  • Demonstrate knowledge in Aseptic Filling Technologies (Sterile Filling) and Blow-Fill-Seal technology for both Multi Dose and Unit Dose operations.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in packaging of pharmaceutical products


Minimum requirements for this position are:


  • B.S. in Engineering, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or related field of study


  • Engineering

  • Six (6) years experience

  • Regulatory

  • Three (3) years experience in facilities in a pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing plant

  • Project Management

  • Two (2) years project management experience leading projects

Preferred Skills/Qualification

Thebelow skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to completion on time and within budget.

  • Knowledgeable in cGMPs for pharmaceutical processing is preferred.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills to perform as a member of cross-functional work teams.

  • Ability to work and interact with peers, vendors, various personnel in scientific, engineering, QA, Validation, and operational disciplines.

  • Proficient in Autocad

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

  • Excellent math skills; ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, write, and communicate effectively in English.

  • Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

  • Ability to work and communicate with others in a professional and effective manner, within a team-oriented environment.

  • Basic user knowledge and understanding of Windows based computer systems such as Microsoft Office, with an ability to learn other computer based systems.

  • Ability to work any shift (up to 12-hours) as required dependent on business needs.

  • Physically able to continuously stand and walk.

  • Physically able to lift up to 40 lbs. for men and 35 lbs. for women.

  • Physically able to bend, climb, lift, squat, stoop, and stretch to reach frequently.