Mathijs Bosman

R&D process engineer 

Name: Mathijs Bosman
Function: R&D process engineer 
Joined Micronit: 2015

I like solving problems and especially if it's a problem I’m not familiar with. That way, I don’t just solve a problem, I learn something new as well. 

Unexpected

“For my graduation internship, as part of my crime science course, I researched the detection of narcotics with the help of microfluidics at the Nanolab/Mesa+. Which is an interesting interface between both worlds. The fact that I then became so enthusiastic about this world and decided to apply for a job at Micronit, was something I’d never expected.”

Process optimisation

“After having worked as an operator for a year and a half, I was promoted to process engineer for the R&D department. A fairly large department that consists of about ten process engineers. My job is building process flows and improving existing processes, which also includes all necessary work regarding new equipment. For example, a new machine can be assigned to me, which I then need to learn everything about so that I can set up the processes, test the quality and provide maintenance.”

Unpredictable 

“An average week does not exist. I do plan my work, but I often get called during the day because my assistance is needed with, for example, a machine. And that of course has priority, because our production must continue. Situations like that stir up my planned work for the day, but that is something I really like. It makes my work unpredictable. Stress resistance and flexibility are therefore of great importance for this function. Also, I like solving problems and especially if it's a problem I’m not familiar with. That way, I don’t just solve a problem, I learn something new as well.”

Content

“This company is continuously in motion, it’s very dynamic. We’re working on different products all the time, which keeps it interesting. It gives me a lot of energy, which is why I often forget the time. My job never feels like an obligation, because it interests me. It's just so awesome to be able to optimise a process and show the company the gained benefits. To me, that is priceless. After a day’s work, I feel content.”