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Kelly Services Process Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri

Kelly Services is seeking an Process Engineer for our well-known client in the Pharmaceutical industry in St. Louis MO . This is a 6-month Contract to HIRE position

Title: Process Engineer

Location: New Brunswick NJ

Duration: 6-months- Contract to Hire

Payrate: $40-48/hr.


The Sr. Process Engineer will lead process engineering, operational excellence and capital projects related to the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, with a focus on Cell Culture. The role will require the Sr. Process Engineer to lead projects independently, or as the leader of a cross-functional team. There will be extensive involvement in Engineering from conception through design; during equipment specification, startup, and validation as necessary for the projects. This position will lead, execute and coordinate the project activities of the internal project team and any other necessary resources, including but not limited to; outsourced engineers and designers

What will you do?

  • Manage process engineering projects from conception through startup.

  • Evaluate, develop, and manage the design and development of process based engineering projects.

  • Analyze and propose solutions to technical problems; considers alternative projects.

  • Collaborates with Manufacturing, Maintenance, Quality, EHS, and Financial organizations to develop project scopes, schedules, and cost estimates.

  • Responsible to develop the project scope, budget and schedule into a Capital Appropriations Request (CAR, application for approval of funds) for capital projects.

  • Coordinate internal/external validation resources to ensure project milestones are achieved.

  • Maintain cost and schedule control on assigned projects from initial design through successful manufacturing of quality products.

  • Ensures Certification through commissioning, validation and qualification of projects and current manufacturing operations.

  • Advise Site Leadership on best courses of action on projects, technical matters and project economics. Provide regular communication up and down organization on status of projects.

  • Represents Patheon in contracts with outside vendors, contractors, engineers, regulatory authorities, and consultants on a frequent basis during execution of a major project.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering required.

  • Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.

  • Civil, Industrial or other Engineering field acceptable with relevant work experience.

  • Formal Project Management training and certification such as PMP, is preferred.


  • 7+ years of Process Engineering/Project Management experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing (or similar) industry.

  • Solid knowledge of global current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in active pharmaceutical ingredients and/or finished pharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Validation experience in a pharmaceutical environment is desired.

  • Must possess a high level of proficiency in a technical core competency.

  • Active participation in industry organizations such as ISPE is a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to build and drive cross-functional teams.

  • Strong customer focus and drive for results with strong problem-solving abilities.

  • Capable of setting clear priorities, organizing work, and making quality decisions in a fast-paced business setting.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Project.

  • Experience in managing complex engineering projects through cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge and experience in a regulated environment to ensure regulatory compliance is achieved. GMP experience is preferred.

  • Familiar with upstream and downstream bioprocess operations and equipment.

  • Define process requirements and establish project design criteria based on engineering analysis and evaluation. Prepare detailed functional specifications.

  • Experience in critical engineering tasks; forecasting, specifications, design guidelines, etc.

  • Experience, training and certification in Operational Excellence (Six Sigma, Lean) is preferred.

  • Responsible for the overall management and execution of assigned projects to meet the goals of scope, cost and schedule.

  • Ability to analyze and review processes, process development work, and economic studies as required to develop the project alternatives and final developed scope.

Why Kelly?

As a Kelly employee, you’ll have access to premier perks, including:

  • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act health care coverage available to eligible employees

  • Group insurance options

  • Service bonus plan

  • Holiday pay plan

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Online training campus that provides more than 3,000 free courses to help improve and develop skills

  • Outstanding online employee community Corporate discounts

  • Transportation Spending Accounts

  • Offered and coordinated by Enroll VB. These plans are not sponsored by Kelly Services.

Why Kelly ® ?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/non-traditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.