Process Engineer, Christchurch

Last update 2024-04-13
Expires 2024-05-13
ID #2084998285
Process Engineer, Christchurch
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified March 24, 2024


Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work! Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team and help us make meaningful contributions to the world.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific NZ

Over 350 employees bring a wide variety of skills and expertise to deliver outstanding science products and solutions. Our manufacturing and distribution sites in cover a vast product portfolio, including lab equipment and chemicals, life sciences, diagnostics, microbiology, and analytical instruments. We deliver science solutions to a wide range of key markets such as academia and research; diagnostics and healthcare; environmental; food, dairy and beverage; industrial process; life sciences; pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical.

Job Title: Process Engineer

Reports to: Engineering & Facilities Manager

Position Location: Christchurch, NZ

Position Summary:

Thermo Fisher Scientific New Zealand manufacture purified protein and serum products for use in global bio-production and research industries.

The role will be directly involved in projects providing technical support and insight for facilities, equipment and processes at the Christchurch site. Additionally supporting our Auckland and Nelson, sites providing an opportunity to work on innovative equipment and systems.

Essential Experience includes project management and delivery, hygienic process manufacturing in regulated industries such as food, dairy or pharmaceutical and a good understanding of chemicals and industrial automation systems.

Key Responsibilities:

Assure equipment, facilities and processes are safe and fit for purpose

Leading new engineering projects. Conceive and scope engineering solutions to maintain and develop the site's infrastructure.

Perform validation and calibration activities to directly support the sites quality systems.

Provide technical expertise for utilities, plant, automation, and chemical handling systems to ensure the company meets industry leading standards.

Belonging to the engineering team, we are involved with day-to-day engineering maintenance and respond to facilities/utilities breakdowns and carry out engineering technical investigations.

We are a quality focused organization, so an understanding of compliance and quality management systems including change control, deviations and investigations is required.

Collaborating with external service providers / contractors.

Frequent Contacts:


Manufacturing, Quality

Finance/FP&A/ HR


Third party suppliers


Regulatory agencies

Local councils

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

Qualifications & Experience

A university degree (BEng) or equivalent, with experience

Proven experience in an engineering function preferably within an industrial environment related to the production of biological or pharmaceutical type products.

Experience acquired across several industries (preferred)

Skills & Attributes

Ability to handle ambiguity.

Ability to collaborate.

Continual Improvement and change ready mentality




Agile approach

Other Job Requirements:

Follow EHS policies and procedures and ensure a safe workplace environment

The position may require you to participate in on call work. If you are on call you are required to be available for immediate return to work outside of your normal and regular work pattern. Should this be a requirement of your position, there will be remuneration as per the policy.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Process engineer

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