Sr. Engineer I-Mechanical

Alkermes Wilmington , OH 45177

Posted 7 months ago

Company Overview:

Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. Through our proven scientific, development and manufacturing capabilities, Alkermes is uniquely positioned to be an engine of innovative treatments for major clinical conditions specifically focused on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis.

Alkermes is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts. The company has additional research and manufacturing facilities both in Athlone, Ireland and in Wilmington, Ohio. Currently, an opportunity for a Sr. Engineer I-Mechanical is available at our Wilmington, Ohio facility. This rapidly expanding facility is within a 1-hour commute from the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton metro areas.

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Job Description Sr. Engineer I, Mechanical

Responsible for supporting the growth and ongoing operation of the site facility as the technical owner of HVAC systems. Ensure the proper design and modification of HVAC systems to deliver the capability to consistently meet internal customer demands in a safe & compliant manner. Responsible for supporting the operation of the facility by assisting in troubleshooting /optimization of plant systems. This position will work closely with Project Management, Maintenance, Facility and Process System Owners, Site Operations, EHSS & Supply Chain to establish user requirements, discipline related strategies, assist with budgets, and key schedule milestones for project activities. Project activities are supported through a combination of matrixed and dedicated internal and external resources, and the position requires close and open communication with all parties including key stakeholders.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is to ensure that the design & installation of HVAC systems are capable of meeting user requirements, are safe and meet regulatory requirements of cGMP and applicable codes.

  • Participation on or Leadership of Capital and Improvement project teams from initiation through execution, including development and implementation of HVAC strategy to meet primary requirements and address project considerations of cost and schedule.

  • Develop project conceptual designs of HVAC systems, define project parameters, and establish detailed designs utilizing internal and/or external resources. Perform and lead design reviews, submittal reviews, document and communicate revisions, and track overall design.

  • Ensure efficient communication of project status, potential problems and resolutions to issues.

  • Work with Supply chain to secure proposals, select vendors/contractors, submit purchase requisitions, obtain/review/coordinate submittals, and ensure timely deliveries through expediting and overall coordination.

  • Direct and coordinate field contracted personnel through installation and start-up while ensuring Quality and Safe work activities.

  • Assist maintenance with development facility systems operation procedures, preventive maintenance planning, replacement decisions and spare parts inventory assessment.

  • Provide support for troubleshooting and repair strategies for equipment/systems as necessary.

  • Work with internal and external Commissioning and Qualification resources to provide qualified installations while ensuring all proper documentation as required by local/state/federal regulators is available.

  • Assist in maintaining controlled CAD facility and system drawings.


  • Skilled Engineer in design, installation, start-up, and commissioning of typical Pharmaceutical Mechanical Systems including HVAC and associated Control systems

  • Knowledge of Clean room HVAC systems design including air pressurizations and HEPA filtration.

  • Exceptional communication, coordination, and organizational skills

  • Broad knowledge and technical skills in engineering, procurement, construction management, equipment start-up, and commissioning/qualification activities.

  • Have a good understanding and general knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry with regards to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively across multiple functional departments in a matrixed project team structure.

  • Demonstrated success in building, leading, and participating on high-performing teams.

  • Presentation abilities to technical and management teams

  • Proficient in MS Office software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

Education & Experience:

  • BS degree in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 5- 10 years of experience in Design, Construction, and/ or Facility Engineering fields

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience a plus

Personal Attributes Needed:

  • Self-starter; highly detail and results-oriented

  • Ability to interact readily with personnel across different departments and to engage senior site management to achieve project success

  • Fosters collaborative relationships within and across groups through influencing and negotiation skills

  • Logical problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrates ability to work within and contribute to highly effective teams

  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of Engineering and Construction personnel

  • Effectively manage conflict and differences of opinion

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Office, Manufacturing, and Construction work environments

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.


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