21 May, 2024

Reliability Engineer

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ghent, Belgium
Reliability Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!



Are you passionate about improving the lives of cancer patients? We work on the most sophisticated treatment options available today! CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy) is an innovative approach to eliminate cancer cells, which work by harnessing the power of a patient’s own immune system. They are created from the patients’ own T cells and are engineered to eliminate cancer cells expressing a specific antigen.

To support the CAR-T program in EMEA, Janssen is building two CAR-T manufacturing centers in the Ghent area (Belgium) and new build Lab’s and warehouse will be operated from the existing Janssen Beerse site.

We are establishing the Asset Management / Engineering & Technical Services organization which will ensure that the entire asset portfolio and associated business processes for Janssen’s Advanced Therapies Supply Chain regionally are in place, are compliant and run efficiently day-by-day.



Job Summary


The focus for the role is to ensure and improve the Reliability and Maintainability of the technical assets in our Belgium sites. Originating and developing analysis methods to determine reliability of our asset portfolio to strive for the optimum in terms of uptime and downtime (for service). Acquires and analyzes data out of our CMMS and other information sources. Prepares diagrams, charts, drawings, calculations, and reports to define reliability problems and make recommendations for improvements. Conducts an analysis of reliability problems and investigates to determine the required reliability approach for the situation, with consideration given to the cost limitations for equipment uptime/downtime, repair/replacement costs and weight, size and availability of materials/equipment. Determines cost advantages of alternatives and develops action plans that comply with internal/external customer demands for reliability processes/equipment to avoid failures. The ideal candidate will possess a strong track record in reliability engineering within a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment and a willingness to be hands-on in key aspects of technical tasks.


The responsibilities & the impact YOU will have:   

  • Improving the reliability of technical assets in close collaboration with Operations, Engineering and other Site functions and putting it into action
  • Development and application of business processes in the field of Reliability and Maintainability
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation (FRACAS, FMEA, HAZOP, RCM…)
  • Integration and implementation of reliability concepts in day-to-day business by supporting curative, preventive, condition-based and predictive maintenance.
  • Trouble shooting in the field and supporting remediating actions.
  • Monitoring of asset performance incl. performance reviews
  • Own the asset replacement/obsolescence plan.
  • Suggesting opportunities for improvement and managing their implementation
  • Supporting the development/advancing of technical standards for assets
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and piloting new technologies to support the reliability targets.
  • Participating in Global Platform initiatives to develop or improve Global Maintenance Processes as well as securing those in the local organization.
  • Actively communicates regularly with project leads and project delivery stakeholders.





Qualifications -

We would love to hear from YOU, if you have the following essential requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • 6-8 years of experience in bio-/pharmaceutical plant based or consultancy role.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a bio-/pharmaceutical plant-based environment in an operational function (production, maintenance, process engineering, engineering)
  • Knowledge of and affinity with maintenance and engineering work in a cGMP setup is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of the CMMS (SAP-PM) and a Quality Event. Mgmt. system is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Risk Management processes is highly desirable (HAZOP, FMECA, RCM)
  • Knowledge of quality requirements in the Pharmaceutical Industry is a strong asset.
  • Able to reason both abstractly/conceptually as well as practically at the shop floor level.
  • Able to operate at local level and connect easily at various levels in the organization.
  • Self-driven and able to set own targets and able to set priorities under pressure.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), Dutch language at level C1 preferred.
  • Proactive, open team player with a service mindset
  • Working Across project sites as required.


This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

This is an opportunity to work with a groundbreaking biomedicine operation and to be a member of a Johnson & Johnson company, with an excellent record in employee continuous professional development and business improvement.

We are passionate about our work; we play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers.

Whether you’re one of the people who already work here, or you’re considering joining the team, we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.
  • A dynamic and inspiring working environment.
  • Opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.
  • Possibilities for further personal and  professional development/education
  • Excellent  Benefits

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