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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 170 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!

 

SALES ENGINEER Netherlands

In connection with the expansion of the business, our Sales & Marketing Department is looking for a:


***SALES ENGINEER Netherlands****


The Sales Engineer Netherlands works for the Sales & Marketing department and is engaged in the further expansion of our market position in the Dutch market through intensification of our sales programme, discovery of new customers, and efficient exploitation of our modern marketing and sales techniques. He/she works under the guidance of the International Sales Manager and is responsible for the sales targets set for the Dutch product group assigned to him/her.

The position:

  • Provide an important contribution to the development and execution of the sales policy and annual plan for the Netherlands.
  • Visit customers and maintain relationships with them; draw up meeting reports and action plans.
  • Acquire new customers and assess existing and future sales opportunities.
  • Analyze and report on the sales results with regard to the assigned targets.
  • Negotiate with customers or prospects regarding system configurations, prices and commercial conditions.
  • Manage and monitor requests for quotation, quotations, and other commercial correspondence.
  • Assist promotional activities within the Netherlands, such as expositions, symposia, etc.
  • Adequately respond to the technical and commercial questions posed by our customers or prospects, in close cooperation with our technical back office.
  • Follow up on the quotations made to customers or prospects as well as on start-up and aftercare of the supplied equipment.
  • Coordinate and carry out product demonstrations for customers or prospects.

Profile:

  • At least Dutch HBO-level education in biotechnology/biology including medical laboratory research work, microbiology or bioprocess technology. Preference is given to the education that is supplemented by commercial training.
  • Preferentially 1-3 years of experience in a similar function, but we also invite recent graduates to respond.
  • Good commercial and social skills.
  • Knowledge of the product range functionalities is a definite plus.
  • Large measure of independence and flexibility.
  • Good oral and written command of Dutch and English.
  • Dutch B driver's license.

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

Jolanda Hoogvliet
Applikon Biotechnology B.V.
Heertjeslaan 2
2629 JG Delft

or send an email to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

 

Technical Purchaser

We are looking for an enthusiastic

***Technical Purchaser***

To join our purchasing department

Duties:
As a purchaser you will be responsible for:

  • Purchasing the required materials and services with an eye to obtaining the intended technical result from the supplier or suppliers.
  • Discovering and exploiting opportunities leading to the best financial outcome.
  • Requesting, assessing, and monitoring offers for the required materials and/or services and negotiating with suppliers over prices and conditions.
  • Visiting prospective suppliers in order to assess production conditions, product quality, certification, and reliability of delivery.
  • The handling of quality deviations in the received materials and services and the timely execution of corrective

measures.

  • Maintaining contacts with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Monitoring of delivery times and taking appropriate action when these are exceeded.
  • Reporting, administration of performed activities, and the management and maintenance of purchasing records.

Profile:
The candidate has completed his/her education at the (Dutch) MBO level in a technical area (precision engineering or mechanical engineering). You are a good negotiating partner for precision engineering suppliers, and can make the right technical and commercial decisions. Furthermore, you possess:

  • Good technical insight and an affinity for precision engineering.
  • Good commercial skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of materials and suppliers.
  • Customer orientation; excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to handle stress.
  • Thorough oral and written command of Dutch and English. German counts as a bonus.
  • Good knowledge of Excel.

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

Applikon Biotechnology B.V.
Heertjeslaan 2
2629 JG Delft

or send an email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

 

Assembly Autoclavable Engineer E.

Owing to expansion of our Department Assembly Autoclavables E. (Production), we are looking for an:


*** Assembly Autoclavable Engineer E. ***

Duties:
The department Assembly Autoclavable E. (production). is responsible for assembling products/systems according to an assembly file specification.

As an Assembly Autoclavable Engineer E, you will be responsible for assembling and wiring  bioreactors and peripheral equipment according to the supplied assembly file. You will be configuring  equipment (among other things,  by fine tuning the instruments in question and then sealing potentiometers and other regulators prior to transport). You will additionally perform electrical, electronic, and mechanical tests of equipment and will record the measurements.
You will also be responsible for checking the presence of all required components and documents prior to assembly of the instrument in question.
You will report the progress of this work to the Assembly Autoclavable E. Group Leader.

Profile:
You have completed your education at the Dutch LBO level  and additionally have at least 5 years of experience in a similar electro/mechanical position. You have a good knowledge of electrical components.
You work accurately, independently, have a good command of English, and good social skills.

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

Applikon Biotechnology B.V.
Heertjeslaan 2
2629 JG Delft

or send an email to:  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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