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Biologics Process Technical Specialist - Ireland  

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Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. 
  • Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
  • Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. 
  • To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. 
  • As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
  • This position will provide expert technical & equipment support to the Biologics Drug Substance IPT Processing areas.
  •  This role will ensure on-going optimization of the process and manufacturing support to ensure the continued manufacture and supply of quality pharmaceutical products in meeting our Manufacturing Division Priorities of: Compliance, Supply, Strategy and Profit Plan.
  • The Technical Support role will be required to collaborate, coach and facilitate the IPT team to ensure the effective and efficient on-time delivery of batch production within the IPT area. 
  • This requires the delivery of process excellence and reliability across all areas of the IPT

Primary activities/responsibilities:
  •  Lead and participate in problem solving teams across all areas of the Biologic DS IPT (e.g. reliability, Safety, Quality (e.g.CAPA/DN/MDNs etc).
  •  Lead and close process related deviations and reports.
  •  Support Operations team to consistently deliver on specific area Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), e.g. EHS metrics, Production Plan, OEE, compliance and team training.
  •  Provides front line technical EHS support & coaching to the operational team and be first point of contact for safety related concerns (e.g. Entropy actions/MOC/Permits/Risk assessments).
  •  Protocol/report authoring/execution/oversight/approval as appropriate
  •  Ensure highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards.
  •  Participate and comply with the company  Manufacturing Division Quality Management Systems (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant.
  •  Provide ongoing coaching and support to cross functional team members, to share process, engineering and maintenance best practices.
  •  Provide coaching and development to all technicians within the IPT.
  •  Tactical Implementation & Support for reliability equipment initiatives.
  •  Ensure supply of high quality product through ensuring equipment availability; maximize team member performance through continuous process improvement initiatives.
  •  Provide technical, process and engineering expertise within a wide range of projects within the IPT, such as the introduction of new equipment and process’s.
  •  Author/approve Change controls and MIDAS documents as appropriate.

We require a candidate with:
  •  Level 8 honours degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  •  1 years Engineering/Technical experience within a GMP Environment preferred.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. manufacturing, quality, engineering, automation etc).
  •  At least 1 years experience in the Pharmaceutical industry or a similar operating environment with experience in a Technical role in a manufacturing environment.
  •  Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, with an understanding of regulatory and validation requirements.
  •  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt desirable.
  • Proven capability to support the day to day operations within the Biologics IPT
  •  Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Lean Six Sigma team, etc.
  •  Demonstrated problem solving capabilities
  •  Proven ability to implement lean projects.
  •  Demonstrated leadership and change management skills with a continuous improvement focus.
  •  Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders.

  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success. 
  • We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.
  •  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

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