Plasma Industries Belgium4.0
Lead Architect Automation BE
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Function: Lead Engineer Automation

Reports to the manager Engineering BE


The Prothya Biosolutions BE Engineering Department consists out of about 25 engineers supported by an in-house drawing room. Engineering is a centre of excellence in the different technologies that are used for fractionation of blood plasma into proteins to improve patient lives.


As lead engineer automation, you act as an automation architect to define the strategy to implement the Pharma 4.0 principles within the production environment with a strong focus on data management.

Key responsibilities and result area’s

  • You define and implement a Pharma 4.0 roadmap for the site;
  • You define and improve the supporting hardware and network architecture;
  • You define, based on the business needs, the necessary data streams and ways to convert them into information and knowledge;
  • You define and implement the necessary cyber security measures;
  • You define and implement automation solutions based on business needs;
  • You use project management principles and system/documentation life cycle principles to assure successful implementations of the roadmaps/projects:
  • You assure the necessary GMP compliancy of the automation systems and can act as an SME during audits/inspections;
  • You act as a system owner of certain systems;
  • You train and mentor colleagues on automation technologies, systems and best practices ensuring a consistent skill set and knowledge base within the organization;
  • You follow the GMP/industry/automation trends to be able to adjust the roadmaps accordingly.

Your profile

  • Level of education: Master in engineering or equivalent;
  • Preferably, you have 3 years of experience in a similar position in the pharmaceutical sector (a minimum of a total of 8 years professional experience);
  • You have demonstrable and in-depth knowledge of IACS (industrial automation & control systems), OT (operational technology) and cyber security.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of European and American GMP and GEP (Good Manufacturing/Engineering Practices) guidelines.
  • You have excellent knowledge of English combined with Dutch or French (both spoken and written);
  • You are persuasive, communicative, and collaborative;
  • You are analytical and good at solving problems;
  • You are result-oriented and decisive;
  • You are creative and innovative;
  • You are capable of working on a project basis;
  • You are a team player and are able to work independently;
  • You have a continuous learning mindset to stay current with industry trends and advancements.

Our Company

Prothya Biosolutions makes life-saving plasma medicines and is proud of that! Every day, Prothya colleagues take the extra mile to improve the health of millions of patients worldwide. Are you looking for a position at a flexible and fast-growing company with an exciting history? Prothya you can count on an attractive, safe and challenging working environment where everyone gets the chance to show the best of themselves. There is also plenty of room to grow, innovate and learn!

We offer

Prothya Biosolutions Belgium is part of an international biopharmaceutical group which offers long-term career perspectives and invests actively in on-the-job training.

In return for your performance, you shall receive a competitive salary, group and health insurance, meal vouchers, and eco-cheques, as well as a Flex Reward Plan. The Flex Reward Plan is a flexible compensation system through which employees can create a budget from their current salary components. Thanks to this plan, they can enjoy, on a voluntary basis and according to their personal choice, a series of benefits that Prothya Biosolutions Belgium offers once a year.

We also offer an attractive holiday system exceeding the legal holidays and homeworking after a successful onboarding.

Furthermore, we value mutual respect and diversity is our strength.

For each Prothya Biosolutions Belgium employee, from operators to the CEO, engagement means showing initiative. We expect all colleagues to contribute to achieving our annual objectives in order to take the organization towards it future challenges and successes.

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