Senior Pharmaceutical Process Engineer - Maastricht

Vacancy information

Publication date:January 30 2020
Employment type:Permanent
Function Group:Engineering

Function Group: Engineering / Process Engineer


The organisation is a Dutch pharmaceutical company that is primarily focused on the development, registration, production and commercialisation of (bio) pharmaceutical products. Within the company the activities of production, quality control, consultancy services and product development are brought together. Due to growth and expansion of their activities they are looking for a Senior Pharmaceutical Process Engineer.


As Senior Process Engineer you support the (sterile) production department in solving production problems by identifying and analysing the production and process related problems. With your knowledge and skills you are able to provide a suitable solution. In addition, you are responsible for managing various project teams and also responsible for projects that are awarded to you. Next to projectmanagement you will also provide training to promote general and process-specific knowledge. Besides, you will be responsible for describing potential improvement opportunities within the production process, such as quality, layout, validation, process control, quality improvement, productivity improvement and cost reduction. Next to that, you are able to make recommendations regarding the purchase of new equipment to improve existing processes or expand capacity, but also to improve existing high-end GMP-compliant processes. In conclusion, writing the processes-, work- and machine instructions in accordance with the GMP guidelines and implementing Lean- and 6 sigma manufacturing techniques also falls under your responsibility.


You will bring the following requirements:

  • At least seven years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor or Master, preferably in the area of chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences or related
  • You have strong knowledge of sterile production processes
  • You have thorough physico-chemical and microbiological knowledge and experience with sterile physico-chemical preparation processes
  • Experience with the purchase and implementation of GMP-related production equipment
  • Knowledge of high-end QA GMP systems where risk-based approach is used (FMEA)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate people
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English, both in written and speech


  • An interesting and dynamic work environment
  • Good working conditions, such as flexibel working hours
  • A salary between €58,000 and €62,000 annually (incl. 8% holiday allowance) depending on your experience


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Aron Berhane
Senior Associate | Biotech & Pharma




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