24 Nov, 2021

Process Engineer

  • Pfizer
  • Puurs, Belgium
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Sterile freeze-dried medicines are produced in our production department, Filling Freeze Dry. We are responsible for the aseptic filling, freeze-drying and sealing of the vials or AOVs. Manufacturing strives for the highest degree of operational excellence at all steps.

As a process engineer you monitor the efficiency, quality and uniformity of the production process within the department. You are responsible for the support, validation and implementation of new products on existing filling lines.


We strongly believe in teamwork! That is why the tasks below are typical for the Process Engineer, but the final result of the team is above all else.

 Task package

  • You are responsible for the validation of new products and improvements on existing filling lines: validation documentation, follow-up of production, training of operators
  • You are communicative and maintain a good overview of all tasks. You coordinate the implementations and you monitor that predefined due dates are achieved
  • You identify and analyze bottlenecks, quality and yield losses. For this you work closely with the production operators and all departments involved
  • You proactively monitor the quality of the process thanks to your critical eye
  • You conduct independent investigations into (quality) problems and propose the necessary solutions.
  • You are responsible for drawing up and maintaining procedures and organizing and providing training to operators


Job profile:



  • Level of Study: Civil Engineer, Bioengineer, Industrial Engineer
  • Good planning and insightful capacities with a strong interest in production technology and processes.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent social and communication skills
  • You are organized and accurate
  • Hands on mentality
  • Stress resistant
  • Flexible


Nice to have

  • Experience in a similar position
  • Experience in a GMP environment


  • Contract of indefinite duration with numerous fringe benefits
  • A culture of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • High investment rate
  • A highly motivated team you will end up in




The Pfizer site in Puurs is one of Pfizer's largest production and packaging sites worldwide, specializing in aseptic production and packaging. More than 400 million doses of injectable vaccines and medicines are produced in Puurs every year. These are packaged on site in ampoules, vials, plastic bottles, syringes and pen cartridges. 


The medicines made in Puurs are intended for patients in more than 170 countries worldwide. 30% of the production from Puurs is destined for developing countries, in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and NGOs. 

With the use of two wind turbines, solar panels and a combined heat and power plant, we focus on renewable energy. 

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