Johnson & Johnson Careers

Senior manufacturing operator

Leiden, Netherlands

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905745556W

Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. is one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, and is focused on the development, production and marketing of vaccines and antibodies to prevent and combat infectious diseases. At the Leiden Site, talented and multi-scaled people are working in a dynamic culture in which innovation and a 'can do' state of mind are the central points. To build up and strengthen our Operations Team in the Launch Facility we are looking for several enthusiastic and talented

Sr Manufacturing Operator VLF

The Vaccine Launch Facility (VLF) is a state of the art vaccines manufacturing facility which is designed to manufacture drug substance on a 1000 L scale for Phase III and commercial purposes. Currently the facility is in a start-up phase before commercial batches can be produced.

The manufacturing systems are qualified, and execution of the engineering runs are finished. The Operations Support Team plays a key role in this start up process by supporting operations to be ready for GMP.

Additionally, all corresponding production documentation, training records, logistic systems, inventory and all kinds of related activities to make the launch facility ready should be set-up. The final phase is that this Operations Team executes the commercial manufacturing process according all EHSS and cGMP regulations.

Job Description:

As Sr. manufacturing operator, you will perform the DS and WVS runs in the new facility, detects abnormalities and participate in problem solving and implementation of corrective actions. In parallel with these process and manufacturing activities you will be assisting in writing production documentation and training records. And last but not least you will be responsible as area owner for support activities, such as tracking documentation and computer systems, "basic asset care", ensure the cleanliness (5S), maintenance of the area and equipment, sampling, transfer of knowledge etc. to ensure the new launch facility is ready to produce within EHSS and cGMP regulations.

As Sr. manufacturing operator, you work closely with the process engineers and manufacturing specialist within the launch facility.


As Sr. Manufacturing Operator, you will be responsible for: 

  • Taking part in all activities related to the production of cGMP batches in the launch facility. This includes processes such as cell and virus culture, purification processes, formulation & fill and in-process testing.
  • Accurately completion of documentation such as batch records, logbooks, etc.
  • Working precisely, detecting and solving acute problems and communicate possible abnormalities.
  • Preparing, assemble and disassembly of process equipment for production activities.
  • Actively participating in setting up documentation to ensure successful production runs.
  • Responsible as area owner that the production areas are according EHSS and compliance standards.
  • Internal organization of the launch facility, including ISL, 5S and kanban systems.
  • Involvement in deviation investigation and follow up.
  • Write training documentation and perform training of new operators.
  • Supporting process excellence activities to continuously improve the work as well as personal skills.

  • Associates (MBO) degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, biomedicine, process technology (or equivalent education).
  • 4-6 years’ experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical industry environment.
  • Expert in cell culture (USP), virus propagation and / or downstream processing (DSP).
  • Experience with cGMP environment and EHSS standards is required.
  • Certified Lean Yellow Belt, preferably Green Belt.
  • High degree of accuracy, initiative, and independence.
  • Flexible, can deal with changing priorities and stress-resistant.
  • Enthusiastic Team player.
  • “Can do” attitude, critical and proactive.
  • Trainer skills, preferably train the trainer certified and TWI experienced
  • Good communication in Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to work in 16/7 when launch facility is in commercial production.
More information:
Start date: 01JUL19
Period: Permanent position
Band: 23

For more information about this position please contact R. Otte via 071-3053860 /

Primary Location
Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden-
Janssen Biologics (7266)
Job Function
Requisition ID