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Engineer 2 Process Development

Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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We are looking for driven and talented Process Development Engineer to join our fast-growing Manufacturing Process Engineering team in the Oligonucleotide manufacturing area. This manufacturing area delivers the key components of Illuminas MicroArray Technology. The process engineering team is tasked with improving the maturity, scale, and efficiency of manufacturing processes; driving key initiatives that include capacity expansion, process scale-up activities, site transfers, and critical pieces of new product introductions. This individual will both be a driver in the execution of projects and provide technical leadership, partnering cross-functionally with R & D, Quality, Production and other engineering groups to manufacturing-ready processes for new products and sustain and improve processes for existing products.


  • Represent Operations needs on product development teams for genomic applications

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

  • Good interdepartmental communication skills and documentation skills are required

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required

  • High level problem-solving and reasoning skills required

  • High level computer skills are required

  • Intermediate level programming knowledge (SQL/R) for support of automated systems and databases is a plus

  • Participate in process development, definition and improvement, and other activities in the making of consumable products

  • Lead and work on teams to develop and transfer robust new processes/products to production

  • 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 develop processes and lead design transfer to manufacturing for new products

  • Define technical requirements and write procedures for Production to process product

  • Determine strategy and work with external collaborators and suppliers

  • Troubleshoot new product process issues related to yield, quality and throughput

  • Interact with Information Systems teams to support automated manufacturing processes


  • Experience with product development processes, design transfer experience, and project management is a plus

  • Experience with biochemical processes is highly desirable

  • Experience with statistics, Statistical Process Control, DOE techniques, and critical parameter management is a plus

  • Experience with high volume production in a high tech, high volume consumables industry is a plus

  • Experience with electronic document systems is highly desirable

  • Experience with validated manufacturing systems is desired


  • B.S./M.S in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Bioinformatics or MS/PhD in Materials Science or Physical Chemistry, with at least 3 years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement and validation.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. 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 require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Posted: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-03
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