Senior Process Development Engineer | Illumina

As an Illumina Process Development Engineer, you will be responsible for new product introduction, process development and transfer to Operations library preparation, sequencing, and micro-array assay products. This role will ensure best-in-class product quality and optimized cost of goods through proactive integration of risk-based design requirements, performance testing controls, and manufacturing strategies into the product development process.


  • Establish process requirements to meet product specifications.

  • Lead and guide the construct and execution of controlled experiments (including DOEs, gauge R&R studies, process scale up studies, change evaluations) to develop/optimize manufacturing ready production workflows or test methods.

  • Evaluate manufacturing processes and/or develop new manufacturing processes for new products or process improvements

  • Provide technical oversight and coordination of development and pilot plant builds within the Pilot Plant production area supporting multiple projects and initiatives

  • Ensure successful transfer of knowledge into manufacturing and the sustaining support teams

  • Monitor, trend and analyze results from development and pilot lots during the NPI process; track off-targeted production outputs, troubleshoot/perform root cause analysis, and make technical and compliance related recommendations as required.

  • Present clear and concise written and oral communications to colleagues and supervisors, lead and participate in technical meetings, and provide recommendations based on results.

  • Author technical documents, such as plans/protocols, engineering reports, SOPs, or other manufacturing related documentation.


  • Work experience in production, pilot plant, and/or product development following GMP best work practices and techniques is required.

  • Work experience with NPI projects, design change control programs, and understanding product lifecycle management

  • Experience with DOE techniques, statistical analysis, and statistical process controls.

  • Experience with various manufacturing process workflows, automation and equipment used to support production of multiple product lines.

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

  • Demonstrate ability to problem solve, provide technical evidence for support and make decisions.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships across multiple departments.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment; easily adaptable to changing priorities.

  • Knowledgeable of ISO 13485, ISO 14971, 21 CFR 820 / 11

Experience/Education: B.S./M.S./ PhD in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Materials Science or Physical Chemistry or equivalent disciplines with: 2-4+ years of industry experience with a PhD, 5-7+ years of industry experience with a MS/BS

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