Automation Engineer



Agoralaan Abis, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Function type

Full time


We are simAbs

SIMABS is a start-up biotechnology venture that is developing a new bio-manufacturing platform to provide cost effective therapeutic monoclonal antibodies at small scale to biopharmaceutical companies. This technology will enable personalized medicine to become an affordable reality.

Our values are KISS: Keep It Simple & Smart, Innovate the process and last but not least, Enjoy the flow.

Be part of our mission from the start and set the new standard in biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology that enables personalized medicine to become a reality.





Job content

As our Automation Engineer, you are passionate about building mechanical systems and automate them. You are responsible for the system design and engineering in our plant to develop an innovative and cost-effective production platform for mammalian single-use cell culture and purification. You apply technical knowledge by providing automation solutions for the life sciences process equipment involved, work process, unit operations, operating condition or process technology improvements. 


  • Procure, install, test, calibrate and maintain operating equipment, in order to develop a robust and cost-efficient production platform, in close collaboration with our process development engineers

  • Develop, program and configure automation structure to ensure a smooth and reliable process

  • Lead technical troubleshooting and implement actions to avoid reoccurrence

  • Ensure data integrity on all equipment

  • Responsible for equipment software, network,  accounts as well as data processing

  • Identify technical issues and implement creative solutions.

  • Ensure high-quality documentation.

  • Follow up on the latest technical insights in your field of expertise

  • Technical assistance for our USP and DSP Engineer

  • Engage in a broad range of activities in order to grow simAbs into a strong and reliable partner for future clients




Master of Sciences in Industrial Sciences (Automation, Electronics, Electromechanics, Biochemistry…) or degree in Bio Engineering with strong technical and automation background



Technical skills:

  • Broad technical knowledge of process equipment and operating equipment

  • Siemens PCS7 and/or DeltaV

  • PLC

  • 21cfrpart11

  • Able to read and use electrical and technical drawings

  • Experience in life science industry

  • Experience with single use process equipment


Soft skills:

  • Entrepreneurial with strong intrinsic motivation and ownership

  • Hands on, well organized and result oriented team player

  • Enjoying the start-up flow of our organization

  • Strong and honest communicator

  • Flexible both in content as in time


Do you want to share our passion in enabling personalized medicine to become an affordable reality?

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