Our Manufacturing Operations teams are the people that make our products. We work in the manufacturing plants with a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in the local plant connected to our global manufacturing network to ensure the highest quality of raw materials, intermediates, and finished products.
This position will work a 12.5-hour shift on a rotation (2-2-3).
The Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Production Associate is an excellent opportunity for experienced individuals that are interested in working in vaccine production and manufacturing operations. The individual in this position will support the vaccine manufacturing process through hands on processing activities.
Key responsibilities for the Production Associate include the execution of aseptic processing requirements, adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices, and working in a self-directed team environment to accomplish shift and departmental goals.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Works collaboratively with all operations and support personnel, performing manual and automated processing of vaccine manufacturing equipment, performing general troubleshooting tasks, and supporting functions necessary to produce vaccines.
Executes all documentation and clerical functions necessary for proper accountability and trace-ability of product.
Maintains, inventories, and transports all required processing equipment, materials, supplies, and products needed to support manufacturing.
Operates various computer-controlled process support/process equipment (i.e. washer, autoclave, vial filler, lyophilizer, capping/inspect machines, etc.).
Assists in troubleshooting of equipment.
Performs housekeeping in all work areas. Executes facility sanitization and decontamination according to approved procedures.
Completes in-process testing and inspections supporting the vaccine manufacturing, validation, and development processes as required.
Identifies and addresses compliance, environmental, safety, and process deviations as appropriate and escalates to appropriate personnel.
Maintains, cleans, and prepares equipment used in vaccine manufacturing process.
Schedules and performs environmental monitoring during processing and records results in the computerized database system. Provides timely delivery of sample and other materials as required to appropriate laboratories, coordinating with Quality and Logistics as required.
Attends and actively participates in safety & housekeeping, walkthroughs, 5S, kaizen events, or any other operations, lean six-sigma, quality, safety, or environmental training/initiatives as required.
Serves on safety, quality and other committees as required.
Education Minimum Requirement:
High School Diploma or equivalent is required for this position.
Required Experience and Skills:
Must be willing to work 12.5-hour shift on a rotating 2-2-3 schedule. Note that this schedule does include working alternating weekends and holidays
Must be able to successfully pass Aseptic gowning qualification. Aseptic gowning requires that all skin and hair be covered through wearing the following: Beard/mustache cover, hair net, hood and face mask, goggles, jumpsuit, gloves and boots.
Must be willing and able to lift 50 lbs., bend, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb ladders, and wear a respirator
Must be willing to be vaccinated/blood tested for titer for products manufactured within the facility if needed.
Must be willing to work various shifts
Must be able to demonstrate basic computer literacy (internet browsers, e-mail, word processing).
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Life Science or Engineering or Associate’s degree in Life Science or Engineering with at least 2 years relevant experience
At least two (2) years GMP manufacturing/processing experience
BioWorks Certificate (working in an FDA regulated industry).
Experience utilizing System Applications and Products in a manufacturing setting.
Experience in the use of Electronic Batch Records
Experience performing Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.
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