What does your job as pharmaceutical process engineer involve?

I carry out vision-technical process optimisations on high-tech pharmaceutical inspection machines such as Visual Inspection and Container Closure Integrity Testing (CCIT) machines. This includes:

  • Programming of Vision Software
  • Qualification of new products on new or existing Inspection Lines by using both defect test kits and good samples
  • Optimising both hardware and software parameters to ensure a smooth product handling and image capture of the products
  • Optimising the High Voltage Inspection process to ensure a good detection of leaking containers on CCIT machine
  • Reducing False Reject Rates and optimising yield on AVI and CCIT machines while maintaining a high detection rate of defects
  • Writing and reviewing Design and Qualification Documentation such as URS, FDS, SDS, FAT/SAT protocols, Engineering Protocols, IQ/OQ and PQ Protcols.

What did you study?

I studied Industrial Automation at KU Leuven Campus Geel. I have always been fascinated by processes and in discovering ways to improve them. Therefore, Industrial Engineering was an obvious choice for me.

What do you like about your job as process engineer?

I love the variation my job as process engineer in the pharmaceutical industry offers. I divide my time between engineering work at our customer’s premises and writing Qualification, Validation & Engineering documents and protocols at the eyetec offices. I work for different customers, which means that I get to work with different machines and requirements every time. The job is rewarding and challenging, and I often work in state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, which makes it exciting.

Because of the diversity in the work I do, I never know what the day will bring.

What do you like most about eyetec?

I have a great degree of control and freedom within my job. And I get to work with highly skilled colleagues. The atmosphere at eyetec is engaging, open minded and sociable. My colleagues and I have even become friends and even meet up during weekends. 

I’m also very grateful for the opportunity to follow different trainings or courses. I just finished an Excel programming training and am going to follow a Python course next.

What’s your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?

I love to keep active. I’m very much into indoor football; regular football and I love to play padel.