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HYDE ENGINEERING + CONSULTING Overview

www.hyde-ec.com
Boulder, CO
201 to 500 employees
1993
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Hyde Engineering + Consulting is a global design and consulting organization providing process system design, commissioning and validation, FDA compliance, and state-of-the-art cleaning technologies to pharmaceutical, bioprocess and other regulated process industries for two ... Read more

Mission: At Hyde, our mission is to provide…

-A high value, expertise-based, bio-process engineering and regulatory compliance solutions.
-Professionally and financially rewarding career opportunities.
-A friendly, safe and respectful ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Kevin Aumiller presented today in San Francisco, as part of our Cleaning Validation Lifecycle seminar series. If you weren't able to attend the seminar today, please reach out to us directly to discuss further!

  • Please join us in welcoming Colm O'Flynn, our new Regional Manager of Singapore!

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HYDE ENGINEERING + CONSULTING – Why Work For Us?


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Hyde Engineering + Consulting is Celebrating 20 years of service in biotechnology and other regulated industries!

Hyde Engineering + Consulting is a global design and consulting organization providing process system design, commissioning and validation, FDA compliance, and state-of-the-art cleaning technologies to pharmaceutical, bioprocess and other regulated process industries for two decades.

Headquartered in Boulder, CO, with offices located throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, Hyde has consistently been a leader in engineering, commissioning and qualification of equipment and clean utility systems. Due to its global capabilities, Hyde is able to provide clients the convenience of a single worldwide partner. Throughout the last 20 years, Hyde continuously strives to provide customers with current and relevant solutions that comply with the latest regulatory environment.

Our staff of over 200 professionals are dedicated to understanding the client’s needs and exceeding their expectations.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will help you:

  • Reduce cost of goods
  • Add new product lines
  • Maintain compliance
  • Optimize cleaning cycles
  • Create product line extensions

Regardless of the size of the facility or complexity of the project, Hyde provides peace of mind through global expertise.

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HYDE CULTURE

The Hyde organization is composed of bright, hard-working and conscientious people. With worldwide locations, our team is diverse and each individual’s contribution is important to Hyde. In the past two decades, Hyde Engineering + Consulting has enjoyed continued growth. Our success is due to the dedication and determination of those who are a part of our team. Hyde fosters a community that is collaborative, reliable and one that trusts in its people to get the job done right.

WORKING AT HYDE

At Hyde, you have an opportunity to learn and work with leaders in the industry while supporting some of the largest companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other regulated process industries. Our global portfolio is constantly expanding as industry demand continues to grow. If you are passionate, driven and share our vision, we invite you to apply and be a part of the Hyde Engineering + Consulting team.

We offer 2 medical plans (open access plus choice or high deductible) administered by Cigna. These plans provide comprehensive medical coverage, mental health and counseling benefits as well as prescription drugs. Hyde covers the cost of the premiums for Dental (Delta Dental) and Vision (VSP) plans. 

Disability

We offer short-term and long-term disability. Eligibility starts a month after your hire date.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation covers job-related illnesses or injuries. You will be covered whether you work at a client site or at a Hyde office.

Life Insurance and AD&D

Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage will cover up to $50,000 per benefit to each eligible employee.

Compensatory Time

PTO includes vacation, personal time, illness, or time off to care for dependents)

  • Years 1 to 5 annual accrual: 168 hours or 21 days
  • 5+ years annual accrual: 208 hours or 26 days

Holidays

  • Seven paid holidays per year that include: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, and Christmas Day

Bereavement Absence

  • Up to 3 days per occasion for death in immediate family

Jury Duty

  • Full pay; employee entitled to fees received for the first 3 days

Career Development

Hyde provides up to $5,200 per year in Education Reimbursement for job-related courses or degree programs approved by your manager and the Hyde Finance Department. Eligibility begins after 6 months.

Other Programs

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) based on employee contribution. Hyde will pay for any applicable administrative fees.

Paternity Benefit

  • Hyde will grant the secondary caregiver full pay and benefits for a maximum period of one week (5 business days).

Employee Referral

  • For every employee that we hire based on your referral through this program, you could be eligible to receive up to $1,500.

Costco, BJ’s, or Sam’s Club Memberships

  • Option of an annual membership to any of these.

Retirement Program

Hyde matches 50 percent of an employee’s contribution to the 401(k) Savings Plan up to the federal limit.

Interested in working for Hyde Engineering + Consulting and wondering about our hiring process? It is as easy as 1-2-3…..4.

1)      Resume or CV Typically, our hiring begins with your resume or CV and applying to a position or being referred to us by a current or former Hyde employee. Our team of recruiters will review your qualifications and follow up with you to schedule a phone screen. 

2)      Preliminary Recruiting phone screen. The nature of the phone screen is to discussyour qualifications relative to current or upcoming projects, assess interest in travel and/or relocation, cultural fit, and where you would like to see growth in your career.  Upon favorable phone screen, your qualifications are submitted internally to our management team.

3)      Technical phone screen. A member of our management team, Regional Manager, Regional Director and/or US or European Director of Operations, will conduct a technical interview with you. This may take place at one of the regional offices or over the phone. Immediate projects or upcoming projects will be discussed with you.

4)      Offer / Hire. Upon favorable technical interview, our management/recruiting team will debrief. The next steps will be communicated to you by our recruiting team.

As we continue to grow as an organization, we are always looking to recruit new talent to support various regions globally. We are currently supporting projects in the US, India, Singapore, China and Europe.   The skills/experiences that we are continually hiring include:

  • Engineers, detail design / conceptual design
  • Engineers with CIP, cycle optimization experience
  • Commissioning & Qualification
  • Validation
  • Cleaning Validation
  • Client Project Manager / Project Engineers

Please feel free to follow up with the individuals below if you have specific questions about the country where you reside or wish to work. Let us know if you, or someone that you know, are interested in joining our team!

 

                Karrie Hogan, Manager – Global recruiting

                John Przybylek, Technical recruiter, USA

                Terri Wellard, Recruiting Coordinator, USA

                Peter Davies, Operations Director, Europe

                Parita Vekaria, Human Resources, India & Singapore

                Sandhya Raman, Recruiter, India & Singapore


Have you ever wondered what it's like to work for an engineering consulting firm? Here are three of our employees telling us what their daily life looks like! 

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My morning usually starts with attending the daily manufacturing "huddle." At this meeting, I schedule any cleaning development or validations runs I need to perform for upcoming production lots. Afterwards, I typically work on any documents that I'm authoring such as validation protocols or summary reports. Some days there are meetings to attend to give updates on projects I'm working on or to discuss any issues that have come up. If it's a day that I'm executing a cleaning validation run, I'll print out the official protocol pages for execution. I'll complete any pre-requisites required by the protocol such as training verification or ensuring critical instruments are within calibration. During the equipment cleaning, I'll make sure the cleaning is performed per the SOP and document any necessary information required by the protocol. At the end of the final rinse, I'll collect the required rinse samples. Next, I'll perform a visual inspection of the equipment and then I'll collect swabs from the worst-case locations. Afterwards, I will deliver the samples to the appropriate labs. Then I hope for passing results!

-Engineer II

 

Nearly every site I've worked at has had significant differences in corporate culture, client-contractor relations, turnaround expectations, etc., and all of these factors make a "typical day/week/month" difficult to generalize. But, the project requirements (i.e. documentation/protocol writing, executing, reports, client involvement/supervision, etc.) seem to be a little more ubiquitous, and I therefore present you with "my life in a typical project":

As a junior-level engineer with a limited amount of experience, I find myself presented with the opportunity to do more on projects and to learn more about biotechnology through Hyde E+C than I would as a new-hire with another company. I'm able to lead the charge on some small items while concurrently working to support much larger company projects, almost all of which are geared towards quality and safety of biopharmaceuticals or medical devices. These projects are team efforts, and my role can be team leader or support member based on the nature of the task and the experience of the people with whom I work. Any given day I might be meeting with the client to discuss specifications and requirements for a the purchase and installation of a new CIP system, writing protocols towards developing a load pattern for an ultrasonic cleaner unit, creating a Gantt chart for a subprocess in the formulation of a flu vaccine, or conducting a lab-scale experiment to establish the presence of leachables/extractables in new parts. All tasks are highly regulated by the FDA, USP and many other national and international certifying bodies, making the engineering problem-solving unique and highly rigorous. Invariably, each task requires a formal summary report for delivery to the client or to the Regional office, and writing these reports gives me a certain amount of satisfaction in knowing that my contribution to the project, leader or follower, will make a difference in the quality of the product and thereby the well-being of the customer.

Pithy, yes, but these were items that I would have appreciated during my fairly recent, fresh-out-of-school job hunt. For a lot of the companies that I looked at, "a day in the life" was almost entirely something along the lines of "day-by-day, we synergize the utilization of quality practices with the efficiency of excellence through the detente between teamwork and a self-starting attitude" or "our corporate culture specializes in the promotion of wellness for our clients and our employees through a holistic, organic approach to product and spiritual integrity" or some other heady but useless drivel.

-Consultant I




At 7:30 I am sitting at my desk drinking coffee and looking over emails. Catching up on my SOP reading and generally preparing for my day. Every morning at 8:15 we have a general meeting discussing the planned activities - testing, troubleshooting, and training for the day and the rest of the week. Various issues that are encountered while testing the equipment are discussed and addressed. I try to absorb as much information as possible and finally have a pretty good understanding of the issues and tasks ahead. By 9:00 I am scouring the equipment being commissioned verifying part information, every valve, pump, and sensor. This pretty much takes me to noon at which point I take my time and enjoy the beautiful view and weather eating my lunch outside by the site cafeteria. Taking this time to let my mind wonder to anything and everything not work related. After lunch I make my way back to my desk and address any deficiencies and conflicts I found while performing the field verification. After that I take the rest of the day to work on preparing documents for testing to be performed the following day.

-Consultant II

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    The people I work with are awesome! I enjoy going to work and I feel like part of a family. We have fun team building and sporting events. The benefits are great Medical, PTO and the 401(k) match is incredible!

    Cons

    It not always easy to find answers to questions, templates and procedures but I hear assurances that those types of things are in progress and the people I have talked to are happy to try and help find what I need.

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    I would like to know clear career paths for my skill set. What's next? What else is out there? Where am I going to be a year from now?

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HYDE ENGINEERING + CONSULTING Photos

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HYDE ENGINEERING + CONSULTING photo of: Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam, Kurt Thoresen’s and Ronald Berk’s favorite club soccer teams squared off in the Europa League championship game. Manchester United triumphed 2-0.
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HYDE ENGINEERING + CONSULTING Interviews

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    Contacted by a recruiter and that went well. Interviewed with the hiring manager and that went well. I told both that I am interested in a job in LA only and not currently open to traveling. The next day the manager emailed me about whether I can go to an interview in Oceanside in 2 days (mind you I was currently working so thanks for the late notice). I called him and left a msg saying that I am pregnant and that I had I also informed the recruiter about this so I can only work in LA for the meantime. Needless to say, I never heard back from the manager, interview was never finalized, I was supposed to speak with another hiring manager a few days later and the recruiter did not call me back to confirm that interview either. I felt discriminated against and felt their behavior was pretty unethical and unprofessional, especially since I let them know up front of my current situation and the recruiter assured me there was no problem with that and I should speak to the other hiring manager even if I am currently not willing to re-locate. The recruiter then called me after the weekend and apologized and that there was miscommunication on her end on when I was supposed to have that second interview with the second manager...yet I never heard back from them after that. So, I guess i'd say it was a pretty negative experience and gives a lot of insight on their management and company.

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HYDE ENGINEERING + CONSULTING Awards & Accolades

  • 2013 Circle of Excellence, PSMJ Resources, 2013

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