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Manufacturing Engineer

Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Tucker, GA, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2980

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


In the medical and pharmaceutical market, Corbion (formerly known as Purac Biomaterials) is the market leader in the production of resorbable polymers and high-strength, degradable biocomposites (FiberLive™) for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.  Our resorbable polymers and biocomposites are used to produce orthopedic implants, drug delivery systems, and wound closure applications.  Corbion is now hiring a Manufacturing Engineer to support the manufacturing of resorbable polymers in our Tucker, GA biomaterials plant. You will provide sufficient resources to ensure production plans can be achieved consistent with goals for safety, quality, customer satisfaction, sales, overall equipment/building efficiency and OSHA and Regulatory compliance.


Position Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer is the responsible for existing and new processes which involve  melt processing of polymeric biomaterials made according to cGMP. This role is responsible for concept development, equipment design and installation, vendor management, and process development and optimization. A primary focus for the role is to improve efficiency of operations, install equipment upgrades and capital expansions, support the manufacturing team, and design new installations; all in cGMP environment.



  • Contribute as the chemical, polymer, composite processing, and automation subject matter expert at the site within cross-functional teams across the site.
  • Hands on design and development of polymer and chemical processes and equipment.
  • Design, plan, and implement equipment qualification, equipment validation, and product validation projects.
  • Assist in developing documents, specifications, protocols, SOPs, batch records, work instructions and test procedures.
  • Work with outside vendors and design development partners.
  • Suggest solutions to manufacturing challenges based on experience, experimental data and implement those recommendations working closely with cross-functional partners.
  • Develop and protect intellectual property associated with product or processes.
  • Maintain compliance to applicable regulatory requirements and internal quality policies
  • Establish the equipment and facilities to support leading instrumentation qualifications and user requirement specification.
  • Assist with design FMEA implementation and lead process of FMEA. 
  • Execute operational and product qualifications and provide summary reports of findings.
  • Lead capital projects with primary responsibility to meet budget requirements.
  • Sustain ongoing continuous improvement related to facilities, equipment and product realization.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant engineering experience.  Experience with firms supplying materials to medical device makers and pharmaceutical firms preferred.
  • Bachelor Degree in engineering field covering Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Bioengineering, or Mechanical Engineering field.  Master's degree in similar field of study is considered a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage capital projects. 
  • Proficiency with cGMP under FDA, ICHQ7, ISO 9001 or ISO 13485 environments.
  • Demonstrated capability to develop plant and processing improvements using a broad knowledge base in polymer engineering/processing,  chemical and mechanical engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience with equipment software, design and implementation of automation projects at a manufacturing site.
  • Working knowledge of ISO, ASTM, GDP, cGMP, and design controls is highly desirable.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills is a requirement.
  • Experience using design of experiments and the implementation of six sigma principles to optimize processes is highly desirable.
  • Experience processing biomaterials, especially resorbable polymers is a plus.
  • Understand OSHA and Regulatory laws and compliance.
  • Experience working on- reactors, pumps, tanks, filters, heat exchangers, glass manufacturing, extrusion, etc. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and verbal form  
  • Must be able to work cross functionally on teams involving R&D, Quality, Supply Chain, Production, Sales.
  • Working knowledge of HAZOP and process safety reviews, including risk assessments.
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions and record information clearly and accurately, including Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID).
  • Familiarity with Excel, Word, MS Project, CAD software and other computer software.



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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