Avantor, Inc. Process and Validation Engineer in Tilburg, Netherlands
If you are ready to discover your greatest potential and lift your career to the next level, Avantor’s brand new site in Hillegom offers challenging opportunities in a biopharma environment!
Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers.
At Avantor, we set science in motion to create a better world. To achieve this mission, we are currently looking for a one-of-a-kind Process & Validation Engineer.
In this position, you will be responsible for developing and leading activities to optimize manufacturing processes, ensuring the reliability of equipment and facilities, bringing new equipment and processes into production, and working with manufacturing leadership to ensure effectiveness of training for new and existing processes. This is a hands-on position working cross functionally with Production, Quality, and Product Development groups to effectively ramp capacity and bring new technologies into production while following appropriate change management policies and procedures.
Location: Hillegom or Tilburg
Work with manufacturing and technical personnel to optimize processes to ensure quality, manufacturability, and productivity.
Lead activities to upgrade equipment in order to improve quality, safety, reliability. Specify, purchase, install, and validate new equipment. Take ownership of the change control activities associated with process and equipment changes.
Develops project budgets associated with the procurement of new equipment and technologies.
Work with facilities personnel and equipment suppliers to develop appropriate preventative maintenance programs for new and existing equipment to ensure reliability. Take ownership of the documentation and recordkeeping of facilities equipment.
Develop, implement and sustain reliability best practices to reduce unscheduled maintenance downtime and costs. Work closely with engineers/production staff/quality staff to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety.
Analyze and lead validation and reliability improvement efforts.
Lead root cause analysis process to identify root cause and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence ensuring that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified regulations.
Assist in development and utilization of key reliability metrics to consistently measure performance.
Participate in quality investigations as appropriate. Take leadership of technical investigations including designing experiments, testing, reporting results, and making recommendations to prevent recurrences.
Take initiative to observe processes and independently develop innovative solutions to solve problems. Then independently drive the execution of improvement projects.
Lead and coach others in maintaining excellence on cGMP, quality control, and safety.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Participate in the development of QMS software system.
Use Six Sigma methodology to drive quality systems improvements.
Assist in Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing initiatives in operations and other parts of the organization.
Proficient in Dutch and English (spoken and written)
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar scientific or quality discipline;
Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in manufacturing/process engineering within a cGMP regulated industry; knowledge of biopharma equipment and manufacturing processes preferred
Experience with cleanroom operations is a plus
The opportunity to be a part of a small, fast growing team within an international organisation of 12000 employees.
A fixed term contract of 7 months that will be extended after a positive evaluation.
An attractive salary package, completed with other advantages such as a 13th month.
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Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. One of our greatest strengths comes from having a global infrastructure that is strategically located to support the needs of our customers. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information visit, www.avantorsciences.com and find us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantorinc/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/Avantor_News) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Avantorinc/) .