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Job Title: Director, Engineering
Company Name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Bedford, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/20/2022
Expire Date: 07/10/2022
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Manufacturing and Production, Purchasing, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Director, Engineering

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Group/division summary

The Purification and Pharma Analytics (PPA) Business of BPG is growing rapidly. With multiple global sites, the PPA business requires engineering oversite and leadership across the global network. This position may be located at the Bedford, MA; Chelmsford, MA; or Greenville, SC sites and requires 20-30% travel (primarily domestic).


The Director, Engineering, Purification and Pharma Analytics (PPA) has a huge impact on the success of our business. The role sets the technical direction and leads all aspects of engineering activity for all global PPA operations. This key role will collaborate closely with all other functional leadership and ensures overall business objectives are achieved though the deployment of strong leadership, innovative engineering solutions, and detailed execution. This individual will lay the foundation and technical strategy for a growing global business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads PPA Engineering teams and coordinates all site-level engineering activities in collaboration with Operational site leadership
  • Ensures that engineering and project management best practices are deployed and standardized across the network
  • Models a “can-do”, positive approach in addressing all operational challenges, seizing opportunities quickly and conclusively.
  • Leads all global CAPEX investments for PPA facilities, in partnership with Division and Group multi-functional leaders, preparing proposals, securing approvals, developing project plans and ensuring successful execution
  • Maintains oversight of all facilities and manufacturing equipment for all PPA manufacturing sites, including maintenance and upkeep of current machines as well as design, development, and installation of new equipment
  • Drives continuous process improvement, embracing and championing Thermo Fisher’s (Practical Process Improvement) PPI tools and best practices
  • Ensures best practices of Program Management are followed across the business, with the goal of delivering high quality, high value solutions to the organization within the agreed-upon metrics of schedule, resources, budget, and scope
  • Builds and leads a high-performance team of engaged and motivated professionals to support the ongoing growth of the business, while build bench-strength within the organization and is a champion for diversity.


  • 15+ years’ experience in life sciences, medical device, pharmaceutical, or related industry and 10+ years leading sophisticated capital projects and/or cGMP facilities management.
  • 10+ years’ experience leading technical teams with strong talent management and people development skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a global engineering and technical team in a matrixed environment
  • Broad knowledge of project management best practices in engineering and operations and a thought leader in progressive engineering solutions and technology
  • Strong track record of meeting objectives with a sense of urgency and driving operational excellence and continuous improvement
  • Ability to collaborate and work across a heavily matrixed environment – ability to communicate effectively and concisely at all levels
  • Comfortable working in ambiguity
  • Fully capable of delving into technical engineering details, as the need arises
  • Executive presence; strong presentation and communication skills

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

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