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Senior Process Engineer

Company: Rapid Micro Biosystems
Location: Lowell
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to market drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today’s innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI, Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for decades to come. The sky’s the limit.  

Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you’d expect from a world leader in microbiology automation. Advancement at RMB affords an opportunity to achieve your personal goals and develop your passions, in an inclusive environment where every employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills. You’ll do more, learn more, and can make a profound impact on our business.  

Rapid Micro Biosystems is seeking a talented and experienced Process Engineer to work in our Manufacturing Engineering group. The Process Engineer’s responsibilities will support the transfer of new process technology, optimization of existing processes, and scale-up of new products.



  • Performs process development and executes scale-up of complex new products using Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing methodologies, and statistical methods.
  • Develops innovative technology that results in lower manufacturing costs or increased capacity.
  • Evaluates process and design alternatives based on “design for manufacturability” principles and understands principles of “Cost of Goods Sold”.
  • Provide technical leadership in solving process issues involving equipment, raw materials, and scale-up.
  • Evaluate and develop new process capabilities to improve yield and reduce costs
  • Drive the process development through the design transfer to manufacturing.
  • Design and execution of validation runs
  • Characterize, compile, and analyze test data to define the ideal process and material specifications
  • Work with outside vendors to facilitate machine characterization, process transfer, and material procurement
  • Design and lead experimental programs.  Comfortable working in the lab and manufacturing environment and provides hands-on guidance of operators, technicians, and peers.  
  • Generates data, conducts advanced statistical analysis, and organizes and interprets data to establish and support new processes, materials, and/or application learning.
  • Conducts independent research to understand and deliver solutions to important technical and commercial problems in Process technology.
  • Strictly follows and complies with all safety procedures, standards and regulations and constantly strives for excellence.
  • Understands intellectual property (IP) issues relative to processes being developed.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Works within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Multitasks prioritizes and meets deadlines in a timely manner with strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Knowledge of inline and batch mixing, culture media development, web handling, laminating, chemical dosing, and raw material handling.
  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics, recipes and, process sequences.
  • Working knowledge and experience in Design for Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Experience with design of experiments
  • NPI and product scale-up experience and knowledge; Demonstrated ability to transfer technology from lab to commercial scale.
  • Strong personnel computer skills, including the use of statistical software for SPC and the design of experiments.
  • Self-starter and ability to effectively lead and contribute to multi-disciplinary project teams.



Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

The company’s Growth Direct™—the first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing—ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

Equal Opportunity:

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Please no phone calls or agencies please.

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