Process Engineer - CPI team

Job description

As our Process Engineer, you will be part of the Commercial Product Introduction (CPI) group, bridging between the R&D teams and the commercial production process.

As a CPI Process Engineer, you will be key user of several instruments for which you will be responsible to perform the IQ, OQ and PQ, write work instructions, perform risk and safety analysis and help the R&D teams to use the equipment in the most optimal way.

In the CPI Process Engineering role, you will be an active part of at least one R&D team developing an assay, in the same way a project manager or a quality person assists the team in accomplishing its goals. In this way you will be able to capture lessons learned and the history of the assay by the time it is transferred to the CPI group for commercialization.

Your responsibilities will be:

- Thoroughly understanding (production) processes and their value in the complete functionality of the platform

- Maintain an overview of the different processes and work towards streamlining and uniformity

- Identify key process parameters and define optimal working range and outer boundaries (PAR, NOR)

- Identify and troubleshoot process related issues

- Safeguarding a structured approach towards goal seeking

- Clear planning and reporting strategy

- Understand the calibration aspects of processes

- Define acceptance parameters of equipment (IQ, OQ, PQ)

- Define acceptance parameters of processing parts (QC)

- Aid in verification and validation strategies

- Aid in establishing release for manufacturing documentation (Risk and safety analysis)

- Aid in defining Key Performance Indicators and trending of these parameters

- Capability to identify irregularities and possible improvements in processes

- Safeguarding a structured approach towards problem solving

- Clear communication within and across departments

- Capable of transferring knowledge to colleagues

- Daily focus on improvement

Job requirements

- Masters’ degree in Bio-Engineering or equivalent

- Process engineering background of at least 3 years on production equipment is a must (IQ, OQ, PQ, calibration, PAR, NOR, strategy, protocols, work instructions, reporting, risk and safety analysis, verification, validation)

- Chemistry and/or (Molecular) Biology knowledge is highly recommended

- Experience in IVD development and manufacturing is highly recommended

- Hands on attitude and drive to develop robust and manufacturing-compatible processes

- Have passion and enthusiasm for developing new products & processes

- Thorough knowledge of reading, writing and speaking English is a must

- Good communication and presentation skills are a must

- Team player attitude

- Office knowledge is a must

- RATIO approach to problem solving is a plus

- Cleanroom experience is a plus

- Knowledge of silicon chip technology is a plus

- Knowledge of Process Excellence (Six Sigma black belt certified) is a plus

- Strong analytical and problem-solving experience is a plus

- Programming skills is a plus

- You feel comfortable in a start-up environment and you can easily switch from one task to another

- You appreciate working in an open space amongst enthusiastic, multidisciplinary and international colleagues

- Our offices are located in Leuven (Belgium). Relocation to Belgium is needed. It is essential that you hold entitlement to work and live in Belgium.