Mechanical Engineer in West Caldwell, NJ at Volt

Date Posted: 7/29/2021

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Job Description

Engineering Mechanical Engineer – 1st Shift

Direct Hire, Salaried

West Caldwell, NJ

Join a growing pharmaceutical company on the engineering team.  In this role you will support:

Production: Maintains continuity of production by troubleshooting problems, implementing timely solutions and suggesting GMP compliant temporary solutions where necessary to keep production running.

Maintains production uptime regarding spare parts and tooling and lowers costs by finding alternate sources for spare parts.  Helps maintain spare parts and tooling databases.

New Business: Supports new business opportunities by serving as project engineering contact and by developing new processes, defining equipment trains and their utility and facility requirements.

Continuous Improvement Projects:  Meets project commitments by preparing and managing budgets and timelines. Ensures project communications by preparing and maintaining project status and cost reports.  Creates new report templates to meet project communication needs.

Maintenance: Supports maintenance by putting together work plans and coordinating their work. Supports production equipment and facility work. Writes Preventive Maintenance and calibration SOP’s.

Equipment Performance: Ensures satisfactory equipment performance by installing, commissioning, qualifying and maintaining new equipment and major modifications to existing equipment.

GMP Protocols: Writes and executes SOP’s. Change Controls, Event Notifications, CAPA’s and other GMP protocols.  Reviews executed protocols. Ensures cost-effective GMP compliance by developing documents in close cooperation with Quality department.  Presents solutions to challenges presented by the documentation requirements of compliance. Manages the documentation cycle for assigned projects. Supports investigations and risk assessments.  Performs risk assessments on many issues.

Drawings and Documentation: Ensures proper engineering documentation practices are met by creating, maintaining and organizing drawings, manuals and other equipment records.

Subject Matter Expertise: Provides guidance to others with good knowledge of concepts and equipment in Mass Preparation, Coating, Slitting, Fabrication, Secondary Packaging, Facility and Energy Center systems.  Develops expertise in several areas. Knows and follows all relevant safety codes and regulations. Directs others in the proper resolution of technical problems by using acquired expertise.


  • Minimum Bachelors in engineering or related
  • 4+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical, manufacturing or related field
  • Above average mathematics, reading, writing and verbal skills
  • Ability to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, full face/half mask respirator, latex gloves, Tyvek suit and other safety equipment as needed
  • Basic use of tools and equipment
  • Knowledgeable concerning mechanical principles, machining practices and the application of mathematics and dimensions to production machinery and tooling.
  • Able to visualize and comprehend all aspects of manufacturing equipment or tooling problems.
  • Efficiently integrate existing methods with new innovations to solve production problems.
  • 3D modeling using software such as Autodesk Inventor preferred.
  • Ability to use a 3D printer to create models and prototypes preferred.

VOLT is an equal opportunity employer.