R&D Project Engineer : Mechanical Equipment
Belgium, Bornem

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of. 

For our Bornem, Belgium | Lonza site, we have an open position for a R&D Project Engineer. In this role, you will develop and manage projects and transfer new process and system technologies to Capsugel affiliates. This includes working through the 5-phase development model, starting by generation of project functional requirements based on affiliate needs. Projects include own developments (with in-house project teams) or outsourced developments (through engineering offices).

This represents a great opportunity for a hands-on Engineer with experience in mechatronics / electro-mechanical equipment who wants to develop their skills further, whether you have recently graduated or are coming from industry.

Key responsibilities: 

New Process / System Development:

  • Identify opportunities to utilize new process technologies to improve the existing HGC process or create new processes or products. New process technology may include: defining process flow, modelling process variables, equipment identification and specification including process control systems and providing capital cost estimation and cost benefits

  • Identify project functional requirements working with affiliate management, engineering or outside technology resources

  • Execute and/or manage projects from laboratory demonstrators and prototypes through manufacturing scale-up and operational phases, maintaining effective communication with development colleagues, project team members and outside technology resources

  • Organize process technology design, prototyping and scale-up trials; perform required experimental design and analyses, identify critical process variables

  • Correlate and interpret results and draw logical conclusions

  • Define operating parameters which deliver a consistent process and product to required outcomes.

Process or systems technology transfer:

  • Support implementation of new technology within Capsugel affiliates in conjunction with TS or divisional project teams

  • Organize and execute process, systems, equipment or methods validation in support of technology transfer following Corporate and Capsugel guidelines

  • Provide appropriate drawings, samples, process or equipment manuals in support of technology documentation packages.

Development and training:

  • Assist in training and functional guidance of end users of new process technology and system development introductions

  • Identify additional training requirements and arrange internal, external resources as required

  • Design and prepare process or systems manuals to facilitate ‘top-class’ technology transfer practice within Capsugel.

Key requirements:

  • Master or PhD (of science) in mechanical, or electrical engineering, or a relevant field of study.

  • Industrial experience including proven Mechanical Engineering project experience.

  • Fluent in English, good knowledge in Dutch and in French

  • Team player and hands-on mentality

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.  

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference. 

Reference: R54049