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Engineering Process Technician 4 at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Position Summary:

We are looking for driven, talented Process Engineering Technicians to join our growing Life Cycle Management (LCM) group. The LCM group works as an integral part of our Consumables Manufacturing process and is tasked with introducing new manufacturing processes and increasing process and product robustness within our high volume production environments (i.e. Reagents manufacturing). These individuals will provide technical leadership to new product introduction, production process development, improvement and sustaining efforts. Additionally, the technicians will partner cross-functionally with Equipment, Quality, Production and other engineering groups to develop processes for new products and sustain and improve processes for existing products.

Requires flexible working hours. and ability to work either 1st shift 6am-230pm; or 2nd shift 2pm -1030pm.


  • Assist Process and Product Engineers in providing direct support to troubleshooting, sustaining and continuous improvement for consumables production lines related to yield, quality and throughput

  • Assist with design and execution of controlled experiments to optimize processes; document and analyze process test results

  • Recommend and help implement improvements in a production environment to meet production goals across multiple operations and technologies

  • Participate in equipment and process validation execution, data collection and summaries

  • Work with Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality teams to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products

  • Support definition of technical requirements procedures for Production to process product


  • 3 years of relevant experience in a consumables manufacturing setting

  • Work experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or semiconductor industries is desirable

  • Experience with high volume production in a high tech, high volume consumables industry is a plus

  • Experience with developing consumables processes and products a plus.Working knowledge of GMP production a plus

  • Experience with chemical or surface chemistry processes (preferably organic) preferred

  • Good math and analytical skills required

  • Experience summarizing data required.High level of computer skills a plus

  • Working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel required

  • Experience with production improvement activities required

  • Good verbal and written documentation skills are required

  • Demonstrated ability to execute medium complexity tasks and experiments with some supervision 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.

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