Quality Officer Engineering (f/m/d)

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NH, NL

Company: Wacker Chemie AG

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and about 14,500 employees from 70 nations.
Wacker Biotech, as part of WACKER, is a leading global biotechnology organization specializing in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has outstanding technologies for the rapid, efficient and thus cost-effective production of therapeutic proteins for clinical and commercial supply. Currently it is the biggest dedicated microbial Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the world. Its four dedicated and fast-growing production sites are currently based in Germany (Halle and Jena), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and The United States (San Diego, CA).
Are you looking for a dynamic, globally active technology company – yet at the same time, you appreciate a value-oriented, trusting company? We offer you exciting work as part of a team of experts who treat each other as equals. At our Amsterdam-based center Wacker Biotech B.V. focuses on the GMP-compliant microbial based production of recombinant proteins, vaccines and live microbials as drug substance and drug product.

We are currently looking for a ​Quality Officer Engineering (f/m/d)​ to join our growing team.

For more detailed information please feel free to contact Mrs. Peggy Engels, tel. 0031 (0)20 7503 675.
Please note: Agency acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated.  

Job responsibilities:

Enhancing the training and qualification status of the department:

  • Development and optimization of the training matrix in the Engineering & Maintenance Department, anticipating on future needs and industry trends;
  • Organizing for additional training on specific quality topics as needed;
  • Monitoring the training status of the people in the department, addressing deficiencies to colleagues while looking for solutions, and escalating issues to the management as needed.

Coordinating and facilitating handling of quality processes within the department:

  • Ensuring that deviations, CAPAs, changes and action items, and other quality records within the department are closed with the right result and within due date;
  • Defining and continuously improving KPIs on quality records, escalating issues as needed, and defining and following up on a long-term quality strategy for the department;
  • From a compliance point of view ensuring that department SOPs and Working Instructions are followed, and address follow-up measures as necessary;
  • First point of contact internally and externally, for compliance related matters, and interfacing with QA and Quality Officers within other departments.

Auditing and Follow-up:

  • Coordinator on behalf of the department during internal and external audits;
  • Identifying gaps and mitigation plans based on observations and required future certifications.

Process Optimization and Continuous Improvement:

  • Evaluating and challenging current working methods and processes and initiating / implementing proposals for improvement to enhance compliance and to lean up as appropriate;
  • nterfacing with, and joining other Continuous Improvement initiatives to ensure maximum impact, both in the department and across the entire organization.


Qualifications required:

Higher technical education level in Applied Sciences, preferably in a (bio-) engineering field of expertise:

  • Application knowledge of cGMP standards, PDA guides, ISPE Baseline Guides and Good Practice Guides for facilities, utilities, and equipment;
  • Affinity for engineering and technical installations and documentation;
  • Project Management skills to direct (temporary) teams as needed for implementations or mitigation plans;
  • You reside in and are eligible to work in The Netherlands (valid work permit).


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.
Be part of our WACKER family. Across all nations.
We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careers. 
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