Manufacturing Process Engineer (Bioprocessing)

49 - Fermentation R&D - Redwood City, CA - Full Time

Manufacturing Process Engineer (Bioprocessing)

Codexis, Inc. is a leading protein engineering company applying innovative technologies to unlock the power of proteins™.  Since 2002, Codexis’ scientists and bioinformatics experts have worked collaboratively with our clients to advance protein optimization and production, enabling breakthrough developments in pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, biotherapeutics, food & beverage, agriculture and a wide range of other industries.

Codexis seeks a highly motivated Process Engineer to join the Bioprocessing department to work at Codexis Pilot Plant. This position will report to the Pilot Plant Manager.


  • Provide technical support for ongoing manufacturing production processes.
  • Participate in the diagnosis and resolution of production problems with specific responsibility for evaluating product quality impact
  • Maintain pilot plant in a functional and calibrated state.
  • Driving technical improvements for processes through collaboration with on-site teams to monitor and manage critical process performance in the facility, including interaction with Operations, Maintenance, Safety and Quality
  • Equipment installation and project engineering, working with vendors, experience with plant utilities, automation & controls is critical.
  • Authoring engineering drawings, schedules, budgets, equipment datasheets, process SOPs and Process Safety Reviews among other deliverables.
  • Write CAPAs, and change control requests.
  • Comply with Safety policies, Quality policies and procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, and manufacturing documentation.


  • Strong knowledge of fermentation systems and recovery unit operations
  • Design & troubleshooting of process such as bioreactors, centrifugation, homogenization, ultrafiltration, lyophilizer.
  • Ability to work with management to implement improved and new operational procedures.
  • Must be motivated and able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills, documentation, organization, good record keeping, writing reports and SOPs.
  • Organized, capable of detailed planning and able to meticulously follow operating procedures.
  • Maintain a clean, organized and tidy lab environment.
  • Able to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Operates with a high level of safety awareness and attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline required (Master’s preferred) with a minimum of 5 years of Biotech process development and/or manufacturing process engineering experience required.
  • Knowledge of cGMP and pilot scale manufacturing equipment and practices highly desired.


The position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package.  For more information about our plans for the future, and to be considered for this career opportunity, please visit




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