Boehringer Ingelheim Field Engineer, Refrigeration (Mon-Fri, 3PM-11PM) in SAINT JOSEPH, Missouri

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


Provide mechanical, technical, and hands-on maintenance support to BIVI process/production operations with primary focus on lyophilizer operations. Will provide technical troubleshooting and training in the setup and operation of production equipment including all aspects of mechanical systems such as refrigeration compressors, heat exchangers, valves, pressure vessels, pumps, motors, bearings, drives, and vacuum pumps; as well as basic electrical troubleshooting and maintenance support of instruments and controls. Hands on will include troubleshooting, root cause failure analysis, PM, testing, repairing, modifying/improving all aspects relative to good maintenance practices, equipment reliability and performance.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain lyophilization equipment supporting production schedules and quality requirements. Duty may include additional operations equipment.

  • Maintain work record histories of all equipment utilizing the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for creating and documenting work orders for all required work whether performed internally or by contractors.

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate records in RCMS system of refrigerant use, procurement/inventory, and disposal in St. Joseph and Fort Dodge sites.

  • Develop and improve preventive maintenance procedures.

  • Provide input for weekly work schedule and execute assigned schedule.

  • Identify, determine, and seek approvals within change control requirements for equipment upgrades to enhance performance & reliability.

  • Perform all duties within the guidelines and policies required of a GMP environment and following all corporate and local requirements of budget management, finance, environmental health & safety, as well as all governing and regulatory agencies.

  • Utilize schematics, prints, BMS, and SCADA to become a system(s) expert for lyophilization equipment with full knowledge of operation, PM requirements, to repair or replace components of system, and to shutdown and startup system following proper procedures.


  • A working knowledge with 5 years of cGMP, EU and OSHA Part 11 guidelines as they pertain to fulfilling maintenance functions on Production Equipment and Utility Systems.

  • Demonstrates the willingness to learn and comply with any/all departmental SOP’s.

  • Education: National Joint Apprenticeship Training (Journeyman) or degree in technical trade school preferred and ten years of maintenance experience with lyophilizers.

  • 10 years of experience in performing and or writing PM’s in the pharmaceutical industry. General knowledge of maintenance and construction of buildings, utility piping systems, production and facility machines. Ability to read drawings. Knowledge of machine tools.

  • 2 years of General knowledge of electronics, electrical wiring and refrigeration operation and repair.

  • Computer Skills: Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel. Experience in Maximo, INFOR or SAP CMMS is preferred but not necessary.

  • Math Skills: Must be proficient in basic math skills equivalent to the 12th grade.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-Vetmedica

Title: Field Engineer, Refrigeration (Mon-Fri, 3PM-11PM)

Location: Americas-US-MO-Saint Joseph

Requisition ID: 1814564