SME Engineer – Utilities

at CSL Behring
Location Kankakee
Date Posted May 15, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL's therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

The Utilities Engineer is responsible for oversight of operational and troubleshooting support for the HVAC system distribution with strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and cGMP's in a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing facility. Experience with other Plant Utilities (Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, etc.) is a plus.

The Engineer will serve as a lead for utilities engineering between operations, maintenance, manufacturing, automation, quality assurance, validation and project engineering. This individual will work closely with a cross-functional team to meet the needs of the groups they support.

Responsible for providing engineering expertise to support the design, installation, commissioning, validation and operation of the clean utility systems.

Focus on providing support for existing and new utility systems. Review and make recommendations to management for utility equipment replacement as part of the life cycle improvement process and continuous improvement initiative planning.

Responsible for cGMP facility design and improvement projects (Cleanrooms, Labs, ISO classes, HVAC, Refrigeration, Freezers, Environmental rooms, etc). Play an essential leadership role in the operation and troubleshooting of the utility systems.

Serve as the subject matter expert. Provides technical expertise for all phases associated with utility/facility systems.

Perform regular field walk-through tours and inspections and initiate any procedures necessary to resolve problems.

Support the planning and execution of activities by working in cross-functional teams. Assist in driving projects to completion to meet timeline and budget objectives.

Continuously stay current with assigned SOPs and keep an up to date training file ensuring compliance with all applicable Standard Operating Procedures.

Collect, analyze and report data for use by the Utilities and Operations department to ensure reliable operation. Periodically review and assist with Building Air Balance Testing.

Responsible for change controls, CAPAs, risk assessments, Safety and Regulatory Agency Audits.

Provide guidance for support personnel and helps drive development of PM programs.

Prepares User Requirements Specifications (URS), Risk Assessments, Safety Assessments associated with the clean utilities system.

Participate in validation activities including review of IQ/OQ protocols, executions and summary reports.

Participate in the development and implementation of procedural Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical specifications (Design/Functional/System) and updating P&IDs.

Manage small-scale capital projects, creating scope of work, justification, cost estimates and implementing purchase order requisitions.

Provide support to the Capital Projects Team assisting with equipment submittal reviews, MEP specification and drawing reviews, FAT's/SAT's, turnover package reviews ensuring that the documentation is accurate and complete and meets specifications.

Coordinate with site departments to schedule utility system shutdowns, tie-ins and system startup.

Assist with developing predictive and preventative maintenance program for utility systems.

Demonstrate continuous improvement with respect to increasing job knowledge and proficiency related to engineering in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as technical understanding/problem solving capability.

Complies with requirements from CSL Behring's Safety Program, including Health and Safety mandates and OSHA requirements.

Completes any other duties/responsibilities assigned by senior management.


Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred or B.S. degree in an Engineering related field, with 5+ years of experience in an engineering role in support of a large industrial, pharmaceutical, biotechnology or FDA regulated facility.