Process Engineering Co-op
The Process Engineering Co-op will be work closely with the Process Engineering Discipline at DPS in the effort to provide our clients with the process engineering designs for a variety of Engineering Design projects with a focus on the life-sciences sector. The candidate will report to the Process Engineering Discipline Manager with day-to-day support from a designated peer mentor.
DPS is a global consulting, engineering and construction management company, serving high-tech industries around the world. We have industry experts in key locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the US, bringing world-class resources and the latest innovative technologies to every project. In New England, DPS primary focus is on Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Validation related to designing and building of life-science manufacturing facilities. The Process Engineering Discipline works closely with our clients to define their process, capture the key elements in design documents like process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs), developing equipment specifications and 3D piping diagrams for the procurement and construction phases of the project.
The Process Engineering Co-op will be delegated tasks of increasing responsibility. Early tasks may have some administrative or training basis, but all will help the Co-op to understand the process by which a client’s goals are realized into a final design that is constructible and functional. By the end of the Co-op assignment, it is expected that the candidate will be capable of developing PFDs, P&IDs and have a basic understanding of various up/downstream biomanufacturing processes. This Co-op assignment will also utilize a rotation of learning in the other disciplines of the design phase (Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing/Fire-protection, Instrument & Controls, Quality) as well as the Project Management, Construction, and Commissioning/Qualification/Validation (CQV) departments.
KEY COMPETENCIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· The chosen candidate must have an interest in and desire to learn the technical aspects of the pharmaceutical / biotech / novel therapeutics manufacturing process.
· Self-motivated individual who has a thirst for learning
· Pump / hydraulic system principles
· Basic thermodynamic operations
· Preferred Co-op experience in the Life Sciences industry
· Good oral communication skills
· Work individually and as a team
· Learn new skills through a variety of platforms
· MS Office, especially Excel
· PDF editor (i.e. Bluebeam)
Must be present during normal business hours (8:00am – 5:00pm, M-F) in the office in Framingham.