Automation Senior Technician



Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 101 Gent Belgium

Function type

Automation Senior Technician


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The Crop Analytics Automation & Sensing team develops and

implements innovative and state-of-the-art automation (robotics) and

integrated software solutions, enhancing laboratory and related

production processes, in support of BASF seeds businesses


In your role as senior technician, you will actively contribute to

automation projects and involved development and implementation

activities from idea/concept until a fully operational and integrated


Key Tasks

o You will conduct or coordinate assigned tasks, such as gathering

of user requirements, identification and development of hard- and

software solutions, testing and validation, preparation of technical

documentation and roll-out for production use.

o You apply IQ/OQ/PQ principles for instrument and process


o You provide training and technical support to end users.

o You proactively look for technological opportunities, innovative

solutions and process enhancements with the aim to increase

operational and cost effectiveness.

o You provide technical expertise, knowledge and guidance.

o You are part of a motivated team of experts and operate through

local and global project teams.

o You interact frequently and work closely with internal customers

and external technology providers.


o You have a bachelor's degree in relevant Life Sciences or

engineering, with minimal 8 years of experience in this area.

o You have prior working experience in (laboratory) robotics &


o You have knowledge in the field of molecular diagnostics and

genotyping, with experience in genotyping technologies,

laboratory processes and automation.

o You have high affinity with computers and software (Microsoft

Office, automation controller & lab software).

o You are highly organized, have good documentation skills and

knowledge on project management principles and approaches.

o You are a team player and can operate in international

environment through diverse teams.

o You have good communication and presentation skills and fluent

in English both oral and written.

o You are skilled in problem solving, flexible & creative thinking and

capacity to reduce complexity.

o You have an innovative drive.


o You will have the opportunity to work in an international environment.

o Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

o Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company

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