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Johnson & Johnson

Equipment Engineer

Posted Aug 1, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00011851
11 months , 4 weeks
(Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 1, 2023)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Aug 10, 2022 12:00 AM

Leiden, Netherlands, 40h, hybrid way of working


Johnson & Johnson Worksense is responsible for finding, engaging, and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce.


We are currently recruiting an Equipment Engineer to join our contingent workforce in Janssen Biologics in Leiden for a one-year contract.



As an Equipment Engineer, you are responsible for the availability and functionality of the equipment required for production purposes. This includes:


  • Work with cross-functional team members, incorporating external manufacturing partners to ensure equipment meets varied quality, EHSS, and compliance requirements;
  • Initiate and lead process and/or equipment improvement projects. This includes leading and executing Change Control processes, managing Business Improvements, and defining User Requirements in consultation with a multidisciplinary team;
  • Ensure that value-added improvements in the areas of capacity, safety (EHS&S), and quality (GMP) regarding equipment and/or process are implemented;
  • Participate in NPI projects and (global) multidisciplinary projects as an extended team member;
  • Develop and sustain a long-term strategy for the asset such that manufacturing capacity remains adequate. Ensure that an Asset Team is in place to ensure life cycle management of the equipment;
  • Actively lead and/or participates in investigations into deviations in production processes, identify corrective and/or preventive actions, and ensure that these are dealt with adequately and within agreed timelines;
  • Provide first-line support to manufacturing by, for example, providing expert advice to the shop floor in case of process issues. Take part in on-call duty for troubleshooting process disturbances in collaboration with the team of Business System Owners.




To be successful in this role you have:


  • Higher professional education (HBO) or university education (WO) education, in a relevant field (e.g. pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, life sciences, biological engineering, etc).
  • 2-4 years experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment.
  • Experience with downstream production processes and equipment. Preferably experience with/knowledge of both upstream and downstream processing.
  • Affinity for production equipment and automation systems (e.g. DeltaV).
  • Able to work in a high-quality environment (GMP).
  • Can work well both independently and in a team.
  • Good Data Analysis skills.
  • Good organizational change skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience with lean methodologies is a plus.
  • Flexible, “Can do!” mentality, critical and proactive.
  • Good command of English (spoken and written). 
  • Good command of Dutch (spoken and written) is a plus.



If you meet our requirements and are interested in hearing more about our Equipment Engineer role, please do not hesitate to apply through the provided link today and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch!



For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.


We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences.


That is why we in the Netherlands are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feel that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!


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