Process Engineer

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL)

Memphis, TN, US, 38104

Process Engineer Req ID #:  142972 Location: 

Memphis, TN, US, 38104 Memphis, TN, US, 38118 Memphis, TN, US, 38118 For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.    Job Summary  

We are seeking a Process Engineer for our Cognate BioServices site located in Memphis, TN.


The following are responsibilities related to the Process Engineer:

The Process Engineer will provide equipment and facility technical support for incoming technology transfers of client manufacturing processes for advanced cell therapies. This role will participate in the transfer process and ensuring that the knowledge transfer to the manufacturing and supporting groups is efficient and effective. Additionally, this role will lead process equipment improvements, assessments, investigations, and implementations as governed by the site procedures and/or client requirements.

• Work as part of a cross-functional transfer team to ensure maximum and high quality output of deliverables for clients

• Participates and supports facility fit assessments during technology transfer of new client manufacturing processes

• Supports equipment related risk assessments with other cross functional groups and leadership

• Starting to build knowledge of how key product quality attributes can be impacted by equipment functionality

• Participates in assessing client manufacturing requirements against internal capabilities to identify any equipment or facility gaps

• Generates documentation supporting tech transfer and production and provide technical support

• Can assist with some support for equipment related investigations and support to facilities to address any adverse equipment events

• Monitor and analyze transferred process performance (Manufacturing) and troubleshoot technical difficulties as requested by management.

• Ensures tasks are performed in a manner consistent with safety standards and within cGMP guidelines

• Assist in modifying process area drawings.

• Assist in expanding process knowledge, controls for technology transfer consistency, and continuous improvement

• Travel may be required for training or process transfer activities

• Autonomy in this role will be minimal. Job Qualifications  

The following are minimum qualifications related to the Process Engineer position:

• BS / MS / PhD in engineering or life sciences with a minimum of 1 year or equivalent applicable experience

• Candidate is building knowledge on equipment and processing knowledge of cell culture and/or cGMP processing

• Must be detail oriented and have excellent organizational skills

• Must possess effective written and oral communication skills

• Must display a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality

• Must demonstrate initiative to remain apprised of relevant industry and regulatory trends


- Experience with design software (AutoCAD, BlueBeam, or SolidWorks), a plus.

- Experience with statistical software (MATLAB or JMP), a plus.

- Experience in equipment commissioning, FAT, SAT, and qualification, a plus.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate

Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ([email protected]) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Cognate BioServices

Cognate BioServices, Inc., a Charles River Company, is the premier commercial-ready CDMO for cell and gene therapy needs. We are a dynamic, results-driven organization focused on providing the broadest range of expertise across the various cell types and technologies used in the commercialization of cell & gene therapies for regenerative medicine, cellular immunotherapy, and advanced cell therapy companies, organizations, and institutions.

We offer a unique combination of standard and custom services to companies across all points of clinical and commercial development. Our development and manufacturing services are focused on clients seeking rapid development of products from clinical studies into commercial manufacturing, with a unique capacity to handle all aspects of scale-up and commercial readiness.

Cognate leverages the combined know-how and expertise of its business, scientific, and technical teams to successfully develop and manufacture autologous and allogenic products across multiple cell-based technology platforms from start to finish, for you and your patients.

For more information, visit 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Process Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Telecom, Telecommunications, Engineering, Technology

2021-12-02 00:00:00

Apply to this job