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Senior Process Development Engineer - Life Cycle Management

Company: Illumina
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary:

We are looking for a driven, talented Sr Process Development Engineer to join our growing Life Cycle Management (LCM) group. The LCM group works as an integral part of our Consumables Development and Manufacturing process and is tasked with increasing quality and yield within our high-volume production environments. The individual will provide technical leadership to new product introduction, and production process development. Additionally, s/he will partner cross-functionally with R & D, Quality, Production, Supply Chain, and other engineering groups to develop and sustain processes for new products.

Responsibilities:


  • Work closely with R&D team with expertise in biochemistry, microfluidics, optics, signal processing, and engineering Working with engineers and scientist to assemble, test, evaluate and conduct iterative improvement on prototype and pilot systems
  • Knowledge or experience in design and development of mechanical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation and diagnostics tools. These may include robotics, mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic and microfluidic devices.
  • Participate in consumables development, process development, definition and improvement, and other activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes.
  • Troubleshoot new product process issues related to yield, quality and throughput.
  • Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE's) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions into a production environment to meet project goals.
  • Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations.

    Work cross-functionally with R&D, Manufacturing, and Quality to design and develop a robust high-volume process for new products based on CPM (Critical Parameter Management).
  • Represent Operations needs on development teams.
  • Work cross-functionally with Supply Chain, and Manufacturing to enable operations of volume manufacturing.
  • Design and develop or source production equipment and work cross-functionally with EHS and Facilities to establish safe production processes.
  • Define technical requirements and write procedures to process product.
  • Work on teams to develop and transfer new processes/products to production and enhance their robustness.

    Requirements:

    • Work experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or semiconductor industries is desirable.

      High-level problem solving, and reasoning skills required.
    • Design of microfluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pump, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds


      • Knowledge of plastics and material science

        Experience with statistics, Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques is a plus.

        Experience with high volume production in high tech or high volume consumables industry is a plus.
      • High-level computer skills are required. Intermediate level programming knowledge is a plus.
      • Experience with product development processes and project management is a plus.
      • Good interdepartmental communication skills and documentation skills are required.
      • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required

        Education and Experience:

        • B.S. or M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Material Science with 5+ years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement, and validation is preferred.
        • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science or Physical Chemistry with 2-4 years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement, and validation is a plus.

          Experience/Education:

          5 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree; or 3 years and a master's degree is preferred. Ph.D. without experience; or equivalent work experience is acceptable

          Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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