Sr. Process Development Engineer | 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 a driven, talented Senior Process Engineer to join our growing Manufacturing Technical Operations (MTO) group. The MTO group works as an integral part of our Consumables Manufacturing process and is tasked with increasing quality and yield within our production environments. This individual will provide technical leadership to new product introduction, production process development, improvement and sustaining efforts. Additionally, these teams will partner cross-functionally with R & D, Quality, Production and other engineering groups to develop processes for new products and sustain and improve processes for existing products.


  • Represent Operations needs on product development teams for genomic applications
  • Participate in process development, definition and improvement, and other activities in the making of consumable products
  • Lead and work on teams to develop and transfer robust new processes/products to production
  • Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE’s) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions into a production environment to meet project goals
  • Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations
  • Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality to develop processes and lead design transfer to manufacturing for new products
  • Define technical requirements and write procedures for Production to process product
  • Determine strategy and work with external collaborators and suppliers
  • Troubleshoot new product process issues related to yield, quality and throughput


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

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


  • MS degree with at least 3 years of related experience, or BS degree with at least 5 years of related experience
  • Field of study in Organic Chemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering or similar discipline preferred

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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