SP Industries' Logo

SP Industries 935 Mearns Rd, Warminster, PA, USA +1-800-523-2327 +1-215-672-7800

Freeze Dryers .. Pharmaceutical Lyophilizers .. Chillers .. Centrifugal Concentrators .. NMR & EPR Consumables .. Laboratory Glassware & Equipment .. Glassware Washers .. Thermal Management Systems .. Solvent Evaporators .. Sample Coolers .. Automated Loading & Unloading Systems .. Spectroscopy Supplies .. Custom Glassware & Repairs .. Hygrometers .. Hydrometers .. Calibration Services .. Products for Daily Living .. Environmental Stability Rooms .. Vial Handling Equipment

Corporate Information | Contact Events | News | Careers Service | Resources | Literature Site Map

home » employment » listing-director_engineering-lyo Product Portals:   SP Scientific | SP Scienceware | SP Ableware

Director of Engineering, Equipment - SP Scientific: FTS, Hull, VirTis

Location: Warminster, PA
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt

SP Industries is seeking a Director of Engineering, Equipment, who will be responsible for optimizing manufacturing and design methods for the safe production of high-quality equipment at the lowest possible cost. Responsibility begins with the quotation of new project opportunities through design, build, verification, and production release of Pilot, Lab, Research, and Production Freeze Dryers, and all other ancillary equipment. The Director will work closely with Project Management, Sales, Operations, and multi-discipline Engineering functions to develop and commercialize new equipment designs and manufacturing processes.

The Director of Engineering, Equipment, develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing and design methods utilizing knowledge of product design, mechanical, electrical, and controls engineering, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.

The Director analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements and workflow, and the design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency. Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and fabrication to ensure efficient production methods. Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions. Confers with engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes. Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

The Director is responsible for all engineering project costs, maintaining schedules, and the effective management of the engineering group. Also included is the responsibility for ASME pressure vessel design and quality control programs consisting of ASME and National Board Registration, compliance, execution and the generation and maintenance of the documented quality control program for same.

The Director of Engineering, Equipment, initiates, develops and implements innovative and cost effective designs for systems, sub-systems and components of technologically complex lyophilizers and other equipment used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, and Certifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the minimum qualifications cited.

Education, Experience, and Work Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • MBA Preferred.
  • 8-10 years of experience with capital equipment, pharmaceutical equipment manufacturing, or chemical engineering.
  • 5-7 years of experience managing and developing people, preferably in a project-oriented industry such as capital equipment.
  • ISO 9001 experience.
  • Knowledge of modern design verification tools, techniques and methodologies such as FEA, DFMA and DFSS.
  • Knowledge of aseptic processing and sterilization processes in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of power wiring and control components related to freeze dryers is preferred.
  • Lean, Six Sigma, TPS, or DMAIC experience is preferred.
  • Able to make a business case with a financial analysis and a risk analysis with consideration of the profit and loss implications.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to drive change in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated motivational and leadership skills.
  • Proven track record of creating, implementing or sustaining a lean operation.
  • Proven leadership with a high level of integrity and accountability.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and improving key performance indicator metrics through strong data analysis and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Effective human relations and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Extremely well organized with good project management skills.
  • Able to maintain a high activity level managing and prioritizing numerous concurrent projects.
  • Able to interface well with colleagues and customers to assess control and functional operation requirements.
  • Able to energize and motivate people and to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and MS Project.
  • Affiliation with Mechanical Engineering, Refrigeration, Vacuum, Pharmaceutical, Heat Transfer or Engineering societies and groups is encouraged and recognized.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

How to Apply:


Use our Online Employment Inquiry Form.

In Person or By Mail:

SP Industries
935 Mearns Road
Warminster, PA   18974
Attn: Human Resources Administrator





SP will provide assistance to read an application to the visually impaired if necessary.

EEO and Affirmative Action Statement:

SP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis and takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. It is our policy is to provide our employees and applicants with equal employment opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, pregnancy, citizenship, handicap or disability, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SP's Affirmative Action Plan is available through the HR Department and may be accessed during normal business hours.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision:

SP will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

SP Industries' Logo SP Scientific FTS Systems   Genevac   Hotpack   Hull   PennTech   VirTis
SP Scienceware Bel-Art   H-B Instrument   Wilmad-LabGlass
SP Ableware Maddak

copyright 2017 - SP Industries™