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Manufacturing Engineer II

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Inovio is taking immunotherapy to the next level in the fight against cancer and infectious diseases. We are the only immunotherapy company that has reported generating T cells in vivo in high quantity that are fully functional and whose killing capacity correlates with relevant clinical outcomes with a favorable safety profile. With an expanding portfolio of immune therapies, the company is advancing a growing preclinical and clinical stage product pipeline. Partners and collaborators include MedImmune, Regeneron, Genentech, The Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, DARPA, GeneOne Life Science, Plumbline Life Sciences, ApolloBio Corporation, Drexel University, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, and Laval University. For more information, visit

Job summary

The Manufacturing Engineer II assists in developing and improving manufacturing processes, techniques and procedures associated with building and maintaining medical devices (electromechanical and sterile disposable) used in ongoing clinical trials. The tasks are completed by the Manufacturing Engineer with a steady focus on continuous improvement of product quality through leaner concepts and activities.

Essential job functions and duties

  • Create Drawings and Models in SolidWorks.
  • Design, implement and troubleshoot manufacturing tooling and fixtures with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Implement new and revised documentation through Change Control System.
  • Verify, validate and document product designs with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Work with Sr. Manufacturing Engineers to help develop new processes and procedures for new and existing product lines.
  • Support manufacturing, process validation, development, and product research efforts.
  • With some supervision, create and revise Manufacturing and Testing Work Instructions including visual aids, Specifications, Inspection and Qualification Documentation.
  • Perform equipment Qualification/Validation.
  • Investigate and report manufacturing issues, failures and non-conformances.  Support Quality System Technical Compliance with participation in Material Review Board, Non-Conforming Material Investigations and Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) activities.
  • Solve production related problems and document solutions.
  • Participate in design reviews as needed.
  • Follow processes and procedures for supporting and developing products.
  • Provide Engineering support for other departments as necessary.
  • Complete other engineering duties as assigned by Sr. Manufacturing Engineer.

Minimum requirements

  • BSME or BSEE degree
  • Minimum 1-3 years engineering experience in medical industry
  • SolidWorks experience required. 
  • Must be able to create components, assemblies, and drawings.
  • Technical writing experience is preferred
  • Highly experienced user of Microsoft Office Suite to create documentation, spreadsheets, and databases to support Manufacturing operations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven professional qualities, including strong initiative, integrity, and the desire / ability to work in a team environment
  • Possesses advanced mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of Inovio employees


Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, Inovio will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.


A current US work authorization is required.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Inovio offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.  

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