10 Nov, 2023

Process Engineer

  • Pfizer
  • Puurs, Belgium
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

About Pfizer Puurs


Pfizer Puurs produces and packages more than 1 million injectable vaccines and medicines every day and more than 370 million annually. The high-tech site in Puurs is therefore the largest Pfizer production site in Europe and the 2nd largest Pfizer production site worldwide. The company is among the world's best in aseptic production and packaging, and wants to continue to make a difference in the lives of patients worldwide. In addition, Pfizer Puurs is a leading manufacturer of injectable vaccines and contraceptives, including a vaccine to prevent pneumococcal infections in children and an injectable contraceptive for women in developing countries. In collaboration with organizations such as Gavi , the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Pfizer produces millions of doses of medicines and vaccines in Puurs every year. 1/3 of Pfizer Puurs' total volume is intended for shipment to developing countries.  

More than 4,000 employees work at the Puurs site who produce and package Pfizer medicines and vaccines for patients in more than 170 countries.  



Our department


In our production departments, raw materials are transformed into filled medicines. The product goes through various production steps (weighing, formulation , preparation, freeze-drying, filling, capping , inspection, storage and transport). At all steps, production strives for the highest degree of operational excellence. Further on in the production process, the medicine will be labeled and packaged and then reach our patient via the distribution chain.  


The position of Process Engineer Support is located within the production department FCC ( Flexible Cartridge Center). FCC is a production department for aseptic filling and dual-chamber cartridges. FCC is known within Pfizer Puurs as a high-tech department. FCC Support is responsible for maintenance, minimizing the number of technical failures, implementing continuous improvements and carrying out optimization projects.     


"As a Process Engineer Support you are responsible for optimization projects within your department"  


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



Task package

  • Propose, plan and follow up improvements to the equipment (internally and with external suppliers)  

  • Building a knowledge system: you ensure that knowledge regarding the equipment is documented  

  • Daily follow-up of equipment in the various production steps  

  • Participate in team projects and team development . 

  • Carrying out process investigations according to the DMAIC methodology  

  • Act as a production representative during negotiations within interdepartmental projects. 



Job profile



  • You had a master's degree

  • Perfect command of Dutch  

  • You are communicative and socially skilled  

  • You are a real team player and show the necessary flexibility  


Nice to have  

  • Interested in a technical environment

  • Relevant work experience 

  • Experience with aseptic equipment is an advantage  

  • Experience in a GMP environment  


If you do not fully meet all the requirements, but still feel strongly that you are the perfect candidate for this position, we certainly encourage you to apply!




  • Indefinite 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  

  • High-tech environment  

  • Career opportunities

  • Work Location Assignment: Flexible

Work Location Assignment: Flexible



The Pfizer site in Puurs is one of Pfizer's largest production and packaging sites worldwide, specialized 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 intended for developing countries, in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO, GAVI and NGOs. 

By using two wind turbines, solar panels and a cogeneration plant, we focus on renewable energy. 

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