Shire Fill & Finishing plant Engineer I in Lessines (Baxalta), Belgium

Responsible for providing day to day and projects equipment engineering support for Filling & Finishing manufacturing systems.The incumbent will be responsible for executing and adhering to pharmaceutical change control standards and policies. The engineer is required to spend fifty percent (50%) of his/her time on the floor and will provide techniques to improve existing equipment to minimize cost and increase efficiency. Support all equipment related investigations and new equipment implementation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks from multiple customers.

  • Be on the floor to study and recommend techniques to improve existing equipment to minimize production down time. Provide suggestions on how to improve an existing equipment if needed.

  • Determined basic causes and develop recommendations for corrective action, and follow-up to ensure completion of corrective action.

  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.

  • Investigate and analyze customer service problems and design improvement suggestions. Recommend design improvements through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles.

  • Ability to manage routine small tasks/projects without assistance.

  • Ability to work on project implementation and to write qualification documentations (UFSDS...)


  • Must have good verbal/written communication skills.

  • Must be proficient with standard office software, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must be able to navigate, conduct searches, and fill on line forms on Personal Computer for the purposes of training, performance management, and self-service applications.

  • Must have the ability to navigate electronic mail systems and intranet for communication purposes.

  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • Experience in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related field is preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to: filling line, autoclaves and CIP/SIP systems is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and current Good Documentation Practices (cGDP) is preferred.

  • Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following

Leadership Behaviors

  • Be Positive

  • Be Accountable

  • Be Results Oriented

  • Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others

Education and/or Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering with at least 3 years related experience in a GMP pharmaceutical environment. Master degree is preferred.

  • Solid experience with fill machine, Isolator, lyophilisator, Robots, Autoclaves CIP and SIP skids is preferred

Working Environment

  • Work in controlled or clean room environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements.

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