Process & Engineering Manager

Date: Jun 17, 2022

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.



Peli BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Peli BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for a Process & Engineering Manager based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The Peli BioThermal Engineering Department develop and qualify the product portfolio. The Global Services Process and Engineering Team are responsible for the specification, deployment, maintenance and qualification of the technical infrastructure, the operational processes employed in the service network and the technical studies required to be able to quantify and manage the capabilities and capacities of the operations.


What You’ll Do:

  • Works closely with PBT Engineering to transfer the products and processes to the service network.
  • Leads and manages a diverse Engineering Team encompassing:
  • Technical Infrastructure Specification
  • Development of Work Instructions
  • Designing and implementing technical studies e.g. Time in Motion
  • Supporting associated IT developments
  • Systems for CAD and data analysis
  • Technical support for products and product conditioning procedures
  • Process Testing and Qualification to ISTA and ISO standards
  • Technical drawings and documentation generation and control
  • Industry and Regulatory Body liaison
  • Process improvement and validation activities
  • Technical and Quality Approval Process
  • Adheres to Change Control processes (ECO) and development thereof.
  • Adheres to Quality Procedures and development thereof for the team.
  • Develops and manages Engineering resources to achieve business objectives.
  • Inspires engineering teams to deliver excellence in creative design, qualification and technical support services.
  • Maintains close connections to industry bodies
  • Provides technical expertise and support for Service Centers.
  • Project Manager and leader for complex technical projects, organizational development and continuous improvement projects involving engineering and other cross functional team members.
  • Leads, directs and supports customized service offerings
  • Manages department budget and finances
  • Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook, AWAIR and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:

  • Education: BS in Engineering, Mechanical, Chemical, Packaging or a similar discipline
  • Previous experience in an engineering or design role utilizing CAD would be highly desirable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree, MBA or PMI/PMP certification
  • Previous experience in an engineering or design role utilizing CAD preferred.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Design, Problem Solving techniques and FMEA are desired.


Additional Information:

  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours. Must be able to work evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ensures that staff is contributing at maximum potential through rigorous hiring practices and an emphasis on training and development initiatives, including coaching and counseling direct reports in their performance and professional development, with final authority for approving pay increases, hiring decisions and disciplinary actions.
  • Emphasizes ethical leadership and decision-making to protect Pelican’s brand and reputation.
  • Establishes challenging, productive and achievable goals for direct reports; measure results by establishing checkpoints to track progress.


Why Join Peli BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

  • Generous paid time off plans.
  • 401k plan – with a competitive match.
  • Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products.
  • Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.
  • Wellness Discount Program.
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.




Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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