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Applikon Biotechnology B.V. is a privately owned Dutch high-tech company and a world leader in high performance bioreactor systems. Our products are used within the Life Sciences and food industry worldwide. Applikon works closely with many national and international universities and institutes. We are constantly developing new technologies for the bioprocessing industry. Our main office is located in Delft with two subsidiaries in the USA and UK, and more than 160 employees working in Marketing & Sales, Product Development, Production, QC and after-sales support for our products.

Only applications with both a CV and a letter of motivation will be taken into consideration!

 

International Field Service Engineer

For our Technical Support department we are currently searching for a:

*** International Field Service Engineer ***

In this function your goal is to be our customers’ preferred partner for services that will improve performance and productivity and maintain the high quality of Applikon Bioreactor systems.

Applikon-Biotechnology existence depends on the pride and quality standards each employee adds to each of our products and services. We insist on strict service procedures meeting ISO standards in our service department to guarantee that every job is done right every time. All employees within the After Sales Support Group are putting customers first. No one job stands alone, we foster a team approach to problem solving.
 
Open communication and cooperation among all departments is necessary to achieve our goal of quality service. The future will present challenges and changing work techniques, therefore willingness to learn and to share knowledge and to think creatively will ensure our standard of quality service.

Tasks

  • Support Product Development Department with new product development and during product lifecycle to improve reliability, reduce service costs and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Develops tools and documentation necessary to perform installation, training, repair, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Assist Sales and Marketing with all their initiatives to realize sales turnover and customer satisfaction
  • Liaise between Service and other functions to meet deliverables on “projects”.
  • Utilizes his/her expertise World Wide in front of end-users and our distributors and by telephone and e-mail contact
  • Performs installations, preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance world wide
  • Capability to train and instruct colleagues, distributors and customers on service matters

Profile

  • Vocational level - Electronics
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and international up to 40% of the time
  • Excellent in English writing and speaking
  • Driving License (B)
  • You are willing to be vaccinated in order work at customer’s site

Offer
Applikon offers you a responsible position in an organization with leading products in biotechnology. You can expect a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and great career opportunities.  Applikon has a pleasant (informal) working atmosphere and a drive to be part of the top.

Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply directly at Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Jolanda Hoogvliet, Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft or by
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Acquisition further to this advertisement is not appreciated.

 

PLC Software Engineer

For our Product Development department we are currently searching for a:

*** Software Engineer (PLC) ***

General tasks
As a Software Engineer you will translate customer requirements into specific control and data acquisition solutions for bioreactor systems. You will work both independently and in teams on assignments and projects.
You are responsible for configuring SCADA systems and for the development of scripts for bioreactor processes tailored to the user-requirements.
Based on the technical specifications, you will develop software for Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC-based systems and make adjustments to existing PLC programs according to customer requirements. Reviewing functional and design specifications are also a part of the job.
You will contribute to the improvement of our PLC, HMI, and SCADA development norms and will work according to these norms.  You will also contribute to software documentation as well as the drafting and update of software design specifications.
Other activities include the creation of functional specification documents and the evaluation of technical documents such as the URS (User Requirements Specification) and FDS (Functional Design Specification). You software development activities will focus in part on the expansion of our PLC software foundation and in part on the development of PLC software for new projects based on validated foundation software.

Profile
You have completed your education in relevant fields (control engineering, automation engineering, technical computer science or similar) with at least a bachelor’s degree. You have wide experience with Siemens, S7, TIA portal, Win CC, Allen Bradley and preferably with iFix, Historian, Workflow and DeltaV.
You are experienced in communication protocols such TCP/IP and in the OPC data exchange protocol. Furthermore, you have knowledge of biopharmaceutical processes and of process control in general (such as PID control and more advanced methods). You are inventive, work in a structured manner, are result-oriented, and have a hands-on mentality.
Furthermore, you have a good command of the English language. Knowledge of G(A)MP and software validation would be an added advantage.

Offer
Applikon offers you a responsible position in an organization with leading products in biotechnology. You can expect a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and great career opportunities.  Applikon has a pleasant (informal) working atmosphere and a drive to be part of the top.

Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply directly at Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Jolanda Hoogvliet, Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft or by e-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Acquisition further to this advertisement is not appreciated.

 

Mechanical Assembly Engineer

For our Production department we are looking for a:

*** Mechanical Assembly Engineer (1 FTE)***

Tasks
The Production Department is involved in the assembly of bioreactor systems. Your work will include TIG and orbital welding of thin-walled stainless steel pipes having a diameter between 6 and 50 mm with a wall thickness varying from 0.5 and 3 mm.
You are also familiar with the shaping of the product to be welded and you have experience with the “through-welding” of stainless steel tubing and components and also experience in assembling according to standard and ISO mechanical drawings.

Profile
We are looking for a (level 2) certified welder with a good feel for precision engineering and with adequate knowledge of materials. You will have completed a your education at the Dutch MBO level (specifically oriented towards WTB: mechanical engineering or FMT: precision engineering). You are also fluent in English and have good social skills. Flexibility, accuracy, and the ability to work in teams is a requirement. With some regularity, you may be assigned to projects abroad.

Furthermore, we are looking for candidates who display involvement, integrity, customer-orientation and quality awareness.

Offer
If you are interested in working in a dynamic organization with short communication lines and an informal culture, where innovation and professionalism are highly valued, then apply directly to :

Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Jolanda Hoogvliet, Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

 

Sales Engineer Belgium

 For our Marketing & Sales department we are currently searching for a:

*** Sales Engineer Belgium ***

General tasks
The Sales Engineer reports to the Sales Manager and focuses on the promotion and realization of sales of bioreactor systems and related products in Belgium. Further the Sales Engineer assists the Sales Manager to develop and execute the sales strategy in Belgium for the coming years. He/she is highly motivated to visit and maintain relations with customers. He/she negotiates with (potential) buyers, acquires new customers and assists with existing and new marketing activities.
The Sales Engineer also represents Applikon at promotional activities (exhibitions and symposia) in Belgium and The Netherlands. He/she coordinates product presentations/demonstrations at customers and is responsible for the commercial follow-up and for customer satisfaction of delivered products/systems.

Profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a comparable commercial function. The candidate has the following profile:

  • You have affinity for technology backed-up by a commercial education (BSc.)
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience in a comparable function.
  • You possess excellent commercial and interpersonal skills.
  • You are a capable negotiator.
  • You are independent and flexible.
  • You have good knowledge of the English, Dutch/Flemmish and French language (spoken and written).
  • You are living in central Belgium
  • As a plus point, you have familiarity with cGMP/FDA/GAMP guidelines and you have some knowledge of the functionality of our products.


Offer
Applikon offers you a responsible position in an organization with leading products in biotechnology. You can expect a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and great career opportunities. Applikon has a pleasant and informal working atmosphere and the ambition to be a leader in the industry.

 

 

 

internship or a master’s

Our Process Engineering department has a position available for an internship or a master’s project for a university student. The subject is the continuous separation of cells from their medium.

If you are interested, please send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
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