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Genentech Engineer I, Front Line in Hillsboro, Oregon

Engineer I, Front Line


Oregon, United States of America

Job ID: 201907-121003

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The Position

Main Purpose of the Position:

This position is located at Genentech's Hillsboro Technical Operations facility (HTO). This position will provide Process Engineering support to the Visual Inspection Operations in the design, installation, testing and operation of manufacturing processes and equipment.


  • Provide technical support and training to Operations and Maintenance

  • Build reliability into Visual Inspection Operations equipment and processes

  • Establish equipment failure and risk analysis processes to increase reliability

  • Provide frontline troubleshooting and issue resolution support for the inspection operations to decrease time of recovery from equipment malfunctions

  • Support product & component introductions

  • Identify and implement batch & yield improvements

  • Identify and implement process & safety improvements

  • Drive FMEA to improve the quality and reliability of design

  • Support Investigations and atypical events, as well as resulting corrective or preventive action implementation

  • Root cause analysis facilitation/participation

  • Execution of integration, startup, and qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) activities

  • Training program development

  • Participate in FAT efforts at vendor sites

  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new process technologies in alignment with business objectives or regulatory requirements


  • B.S. degree in engineering or related field

  • Possess 1 - 3 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Field or other regulated environment

  • Knowledge of Visual Inspection Process, and Automated Inspection process and related equipment is required

  • Key to this position is the demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership and teamwork in a cGMP environment across functional and organizational boundaries

  • Excellent communication skills are a must

  • Ability to assess and develop timely, effective solutions for manufacturing equipment and processes is key

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt is a plus.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply online" button.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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