Engineer 2 – Process Development | Illumina | San Diego, CA

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  • United States, San Diego, CA View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Job Description

We are looking for driven, talented Process Engineers to join our growing Substrate Manufacturing Technical Operations (MTO) team. The MTO group works as an integral part of our Consumables Manufacturing process and is tasked with increasing quality and yield within our high-volume production environments. These individuals provide technical and operations leadership to new product introduction, production process development, improvement and sustaining efforts. Additionally, these teams partner cross-functionally with R & D, Quality, Production and other engineering groups to develop processes for new products, as well as sustain and improve processes for existing on-market products.


    • Participate in process sustaining, definition and improvement, design, development and quality test activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes.
    • Troubleshoot production line issues related to yield, quality and throughput.
    • Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE’s) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions in a production environment to meet production goals.
    • Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations.
    • Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products.
    • Represent Operations needs on development teams.
    • Define technical requirements and write procedures for Production to process product.
    • Work on teams to develop and transfer new processes/products to production and enhance their robustness.


    • Work experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or semiconductor industries is desirable.
    • High level problem solving and reasoning skills required.
    • Experience with chemical processes (preferably organic) preferred.
    • Experience with statistics, Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques is a plus.
    • Experience with high volume production in a high tech, high volume consumables industry is a plus.
    • High level computer skills are required. Intermediate level programming knowledge is strongly desired.
    • Experience with product development processes and project management is a plus.
    • Good interdepartmental communication skills and documentation skills are required.
    • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


  • B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science with 2+ years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement and validation.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact [email protected] To learn more, visit:

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