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Johnson & Johnson

Manufacturing Process Specialist

Posted Feb 13, 2023
Job ID: JJJP00014519
1 year , 1 month
(Mar 15, 2023 - Apr 1, 2024)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range

Imagine your next role as a Manufacturing Process Specialist which you are responsible for the availability and functionality of the equipment required for production purposes. 

About the department

The Bioprocessing Department of Operations is responsible for the quality and safety of processes and the equipment used by the Fermentation, Pre-culture, Bioreactor Assembly, Primary Recovery, Downstream Processing, and Column Packing departments. In addition, the department is responsible for investigating and immediately solving (technical and quality-related) deviations in the production process, including support outside office hours as part of on-call duty. The department leads and participates in various projects to optimize and implement new equipment and processes.

Are you a hardworking team player, with a ‘can-do’ mentality and a good eye for technical challenges? Then we are looking for you!

roles and responsibilities

  • 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 in the field of production 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 the 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.

how to succeed

The ideal candidate will 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)

  • Experience with upstream production processes and equipment. Preferably experience with/knowledge of both upstream and downstream processing.

  • Affinity for production equipment and automation systems (e.g. DeltaV, MES).

  • 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 & communication skills

  • Experience with lean methodologies and project management is a plus

  • Flexible, “Can do!” mentality, critical and proactive

  • Good command of English (spoken and written). Good command of Dutch (spoken and written) preferred


This role offers a very competitive hourly rate, a hybrid way of working & a supportive working environment. This contract will run initially for one year.

you are welcome here

Janssen is an innovative pharmaceutical company: we work every day on the frontline of health innovation. We can only meet this challenge because of our talented employees. Working at Janssen means that you get every opportunity to optimally develop your career.

about Janssen Biologics

Janssen is the Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson - the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company. At Janssen, we bring together top scientists and researchers to pursue the most promising science and drive collaboration to create visionary medicines and healthcare solutions covering five priority therapeutic areas - Cardiovascular & Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Neuroscience, and Oncology. Contribute to the next pharmaceutical breakthrough with your next project at Janssen.

application process

We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 2 working days.

We do not accept applications via email. 


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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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 are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels 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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