Engineer, Process Sustaining



Woodlands, Singapore
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity?

At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients.

Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible.

Position Summary:

Join us and be part of a highly dynamic and competent Engineering Team who is responsible to meet the quality, productivity and cost targets in a high volume, multi-product and life science regulated environment by developing effective, world class engineering solutions.

In this role, you will support process characterization for existing products and metrology tools as well as improvement and sustaining efforts in a high-volume biotech production environment. You will collaborate closely with departments including manufacturing, equipment engineering, analytical sciences, facilities, supply chain and quality assurance to develop processes for new products, as well as to sustain and enhance processes for existing products.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes production and field quality data, to ensure Safety, Availability, Quality, Cost and Compliance targets for process and products are met.

  • Perform troubleshooting, failure analysis, root cause identification and provide optimized preventive or corrective actions for line issues related to yield, process and quality of product.

  • Constructs and executes controlled experiments to address production and quality issues and drives implementation of solutions to meet operation goals.

  • Proactively drives process improvement activities through engineering problem solving methodology (8D, DOE, FMEA, Ishikawa, Six Sigma etc) to ascertain and recommend improvement to processes or test methods.

  • Lead or support improvement projects and drives change management associated to implementation of identified deliverables.

  • Ensure process system and equipment are in compliance with company quality system and regulatory requirements.

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


Technical and Engineering Knowledge

Demonstrates strong engineering principles, skill sets may include strong understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, and fluid mechanics.

Project Management Skills

Exhibit ability to manage projects from initiate to closure, while ensuring that scope, resources, and schedule requirements are met with the collaboration of cross-functional teams.

Analytical and Problem Solving Skills

Demonstrates motivation to develop deep technical depth in area-of-expertise and approaches problems in a rational manner using sound strategies that ensure comprehensive understanding and effective resolution.

Customer-Centric Focus

Ensures that a positive customer experience informs both the approach to work, the quality demonstrated, and the endpoint for measuring success.

Change Management

Develops methods for supporting innovation and change across the organization.

Preferred Experience/Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/ Science in Chemical, Biochemistry, Biomedical or Material.

  • Or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field with strong knowledge of biology and chemistry

  • Candidates with more years of relevant experience will be considered for a senior role.

Position Requirements:

  • Resilient, able to work well under stress, both internally and across functions.

  • Exhibit Analytical, Problem Solving and Project Management skills.

  • Passionate to drive continuous improvements and process streamlining.

  • Good understanding of Quality Assurance, Process Control Knowledge.

  • MDSAP Certified or experience in FDA-regulated environment is a plus.

  • Proactive, self-motivating and a team player.

  • Able to work in manufacturing environment where there might be possible exposure to loud noise.

  • Able to identify components with different colors (using visual).

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.