23 Feb, 2023

Process Engineer Packaging

  • Pfizer
  • Puurs, Belgium
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description



Raw materials are converted into filled medicines in our production departments. The product goes through various production steps (weighing, formulation, preparation, freeze-drying, filling, capping, inspection, packaging and then storage & transport). Every day, more than 1 million injectable drugs and vaccines are produced and packaged at our site.




This position is located in the packaging department of the Center for Secondary Packaging (CSP). The various medicines & vaccines are assembled and packaged in CSP. As a Process Engineer Packaging, you and the team are responsible for the efficiency, quality and uniformity of the production process. You are responsible for optimizing the packaging processes and implementing changes on the packaging lines.


“As a Process Engineer Packaging you are the first point of contact regarding all technical aspects within your department.”


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


Task package:

  • You participate in the daily production meeting. You analyze data from the past 24 hours and take actions to get the process output of the lines under your responsibility back on target.
  • In the role of Continuous Improvement Lead you are responsible for identifying, analyzing and eliminating bottlenecks and yield losses. You work together with the Process Centric Team on medium-term improvements
  • Assisting and coordinating activities during technical breakdowns
  • Performing and documenting root cause investigations in case of quality deviations
  • Implementing small and large changes to the existing equipment within the due date. This ranges from technical optimizations to validating new products or packaging presentations

Function profile:


  • Master degree: industrial engineer, civil engineer, bio engineer or equivalent through experience
  • Interested and strong with technology
  • Communicative with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong in (technical) documentation of changes according to GMP rules
  • Organized, accurate and able to work independently
  • Perfect command of Dutch and English



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


  • Permanent contract with numerous fringe benefits
  • A culture of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Largest production and packaging site in Europe within the Pfizer network
  • High investment rhythm in a growing department
  • High technology environment

For more information regarding this vacancy, you can contact me via email: naomi.vandenabbeele@pfizer.com.





The Pfizer site in Puurs is one of the largest Pfizer 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 cartridges for pens. 


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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