Shire Manufacturing Technician II in Thousand Oaks, California
The Manufacturing Technician II is responsible for executing all processes in production while strictly adhering to cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations which could apply. The Manufacturing Technician II is expected to fully participate in both departmental projects and any quality working teams which may be applicable. Under the general direction of the lead technician and the overall direction of the supervisor, this position shall be responsible for the hands on execution of all activities in the production area. . This position initiates minor revisions to existing documents. The incumbent can troubleshoot simple existing procedures. All of the specific requirements presented in this job description are applicable to the functional area in which it resides.
Gowning and degowning for Packaging area.
Responsible for Room sanitization, wrapping up components, operating autoclave, performing CIP/SIP of tanks, small parts washing
Visual inspection of lyophilized product vials, Visual inspection of empty vials for glass defects, Visual inspection of empty vials for washout defects, visual inspection of rubber stoppers for defects
Clean and sanitize manufacturing and associated support areas.
Responsible for monitoring bioreactors and respond to alarms in all Cell Culture Suites.
Responsible for monitoring the skids and respond to alarms in all Purification Suites.
Record bioreactor, chart recorder readings, alarm response related to the bioreactor, skid performance, inoculums and emergency response during blackouts.
Conduct documentation review
Participate in Quality Working Teams and Continuous Improvement Teams
Conduct visual inspection of needles and assemble needle packs.
Operate pallet jack and shrink wrap
Manually clean equipment and conveyors.
Load/Unload materials to conveyors and packaging carousel.
Responsible for Biodecontamination and appearance of all Manufacturing Production areas, Bulk Formulation, Aseptic filling, Sterility Test room, Final Container Drying and Preparation Production rooms.
Prepare solutions in portable mixer.
Operate production equipment such as pH meter and autoclaves.
Monitor department equipment for proper operation.
Stock department supplies
Handling and Removal of Hazardous Waste
Intermediate Computer Skills
May perform safety and cGMP inspections or observations.
Ensure compliance with SOP/cGMP and cGDP requirements.
May assist in training of new employees.
May assist in updated/revising SOP’s.
Complete relevant paperwork following GDP/GMP guidelines.
Receive and distribute supplies into the production area as necessary.
Ability to train and qualify others if qualified.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Requirements
Requires high school diploma with 1-3 years’ work experience.
Key Skills and Competencies
Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.
Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing and SOP’s.
Employee maybe required to manage hazardous wastes in compliance with company procedures & State/Federal/Local hazardous waste regulations. Duties may include: Identifying, handling, generating, accumulating, storing, labeling, and on-site transporting of hazardous wastes.
Results oriented and possess the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
Must have the ability to correctly complete high school-level mathematics.
Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.
Must be able to read, write, and converse in English.
Must be able to navigate, conduct searches, and fill on-line forms on Personal Computer for the purposes of training, performance management, and self-service applications.
Must have the ability to navigate electronic mail systems and intranet for communication purposes.
Must be self-motivated.
Must have intermediate level computer skills.
Good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.
The incumbent must work in a controlled environment wearing special garments. Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
Basic Knowledge of Cell Culture, Purification, and Formulation/Filling operations and capabilities.
Understands Manufacturing Production Process as it pertains to: Visual product integrity processes; Visual inspection of components, finished goods and imprinting; Manual and semi-automated packaging; Product labeling
Understands Manufacturing Production Flows for all product lines.
Understands the flow and design/interdependency of manufacturing support departments
Knowledge of clean room management.
Basic knowledge of microbiology.
Knowledge of inventory management.
Knowledge of manufacturing equipment operation, including set up and changeover, as well as commissioning, validation, and troubleshooting
Incumbent must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement.
Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:
Be Results Oriented
Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others
Must be able to apply quantitative analysis to analyze process performance.
Passion for Improving Lives. Must be able to put our patients at the center of everything we do.
Quest for Innovation. Must be able to operate with agility and a learning mindset so that we can accelerate breakthrough innovations.
Inspired Teams environment. Must be able to thrive in diverse high performing teams.
Engaged with the World Around Us. Must be able to embrace change and seek diverse perspectives and partnerships to benefit patients and make a positive impact on the world.
Other Job Components
This position requires shift, weekend and holiday work.
Must be able to work in controlled unclassified environment requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in these work environments.
Inside working conditions.
Overtime may be required at times.
May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.
Must be able to work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a workweek as required.
Will have interaction with other people.
Pace may be fast and job completion demands may be high.
Position requires usage of computer.
The overall physical exertion of this position requires medium to heavy work.
May be required to sit between 1-2 hours in Bulk and F/F, for up to 1 hour in Suite A and over 4 hours in the Packaging area.
May be required to walk between 3-4 hours in Bulk, over 4 hours in Suite A and F/F and between 1-2 hours in the Packaging area.
May be required to stand between 3-4 hours in Bulk, for over 4 hours in Suite A, F/F, and Packaging.
May be required to bend at the neck for up to 1 hour in Bulk, for over 4 hours in Suite A and F/F and between 3-4 hours in the Packaging area.
May be required to bend at the waist for up to 1 hour in Bulk, between 1-2 hours in Suite A, over 4 hours in F/F and under 1 hour in the Packaging area.
May be required to squat up to 1 hour in the Bulk, Suite A, and Packaging areas and between 1-2 hours in F/F.
May be required to climb (use step stools and ladders) up to 1 hour in all Manufacturing areas.
May be required to reach above/below the shoulder between 1-2 hours in Bulk, up to 1 hour in Suite A and Packaging and between 3-4 hours in F/F.
May be required to kneel up to 1 hour in Bulk and F/F, between 1-2 hours in Suite A and up to 1 hour in the Packaging area.
May be required to twist at the neck/waist up to 1 hour in Bulk and Packaging, between 3-4 in F/F, and over 4 hours it the F/F area.
May be required to lift up to 75lbs in Bulk and up to 50lbs in the Suite A, F/F and Packaging areas. Lifts per shift vary between 2 times, up to 100 times in all Manufacturing areas.
May be required to carry up to 25lbs in Bulk, F/F and Packaging and up to 50lbs in Suite A. Carry distance of up to 20ft in all Manufacturing areas. Carries per shift vary between 2 times, up to 100 times in all Manufacturing areas.
Requires repetitive use of both right and left hands and arms between 3-4 hours in Bulk and F/F and for over 4 hours in Suite A and Packaging.
May require simple grasping for up to 1 hour in Bulk, between 3-4 hours in F/F and over 4 hours in Suite A and Packaging.
May require power grasping for over 4 hours in Suite A and F/F and up to 1 hour in the Packaging and Bulk areas.
May require fine manipulation for over 4 hours in Suite A and Packaging, up to 1 hour in Bulk and between 1-2 hours in F/F.
May require pushing/pulling with hands/arms between 1-2 hours in Bulk and Packaging, between 3-4 in F/F and over 4 hours in Suite A.
May require office work activities with hands/arms up to 1 hour in Bulk and Suite A, between 1-2 in F/F and over 4 hours in the Packaging area.
May be required to gown frequently and balance when gowning into clean areas.
May be required to drive a car, truck, forklift and other equipment in the Packaging area
May be required to work around moving equipment and machinery in all Manufacturing areas.
Does not require walking on uneven ground.
May be exposed to noise above 85 dBA in Suite A and Bulk. This may require hearing protection and other protective equipment to be worn.
May work and have exposure to hot, cold, wet environment/conditions in Suite A, Bulk and F/F.
May be exposed to dust, gases, chemicals, liquid Nitrogen, and fumes in Suite A, Bulk and F/F. May require respiratory protection.
May be required to work at heights above floor level in Suite A, Bulk and F/F.
Does not require operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movement.
Does require the use of special visual or auditory protective equipment in Bulk and F/F.
Does require working with biohazards such as: bloodborne pathogens, sewage or medical waste in F/F.
May be required to drive to travel to other facilities, training sites, and off site meetings.
May be required to work in confined areas.
Requires 20/20 vision corrected with near vision acuity in the Packaging area.
Will require entering a 2-8 degree Celsius & -60 degree Celsius freezer to store and retrieve materials and various chemicals in support of mfg such as IPA, 500ppm sodium hypochlorite in F/F area.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Shire is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.
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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.
Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.