Shire Manufacturing Technician II (1st shift, Sun-Wed) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

With general supervision the individual will perform routine and critical manufacturing operations, including but not limited to work functions in Cell Culture, Purification, Solution & Equipment Prep areas. Operates production equipment according to SOPs for the production of clinical and/or commercial products.


80% of the time:

This individual will carry out cGMP manufacturing operations utilizing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Batch Records and Form

Preps. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  •  Troubleshoot and resolve process related issues

  •  Initiate and document minor deviations

  •  Execution of critical and routine production operations

  •  Perform Batch Record, Log Book and Form Prep requests

  •  Enter data in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

  •  Record data into log books

  •  Review log book data

  •  Sample preparation and testing

  •  Propose document revisions

  • Complete required training on time

  •  Carry out work in a safe manner, notifying management of safety issues and risks

10% of the time:

This individual will manage equipment and support facility related projects by

  •  Initiating work orders

  •  Assembly and disassembly of process equipment

  •  Perform scheduled cleaning of equipment

  •  Perform standardization of equipment

  •  Support change over activities

  •  Execution of equipment and process qualifications as well as validation

10% of the time:

Staff Technical Training and Development

  •  Meet and maintain training requirements

  •  Develop and maintain personal development plan

  •  Provide annual performance self assessment on development plan

Significant understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed

aspects of the job. May be required to perform as a subject matter expert for equipment and/or


  • The individual is proficient at following written instruction in the form of Batch Records, Form Preps, Technical Protocols and Procedures.

  •  Possess excellent communication and troubleshooting skills.

  •  Full awareness of current Good Manufacturing Practices.

  •  Proficient computer skills.

  •  Will work holidays and overtime as required.

  •  May be required to adjust work schedule to meet production demands.

  •  Proficient in Aseptic Technique

  •  Ability to work cohesively in a team environment

  •  Ability to wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses/goggles, gloves and safety shoes.

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to biotechnology/pharmaceutical manufacturing areas.

  •  Ability to lift, pull or push equipment requiring up to 25-50 lbs of force.

  •  Ability to stand for 6 hours in a production suite.

  •  Ability to climb ladders and work platforms.

  •  Stooping or bending to check or trouble-shoot equipment operations.

  •  Ability to work around chemicals (alcohols, acids & bases).

Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.

  •  Basic trouble shooting skills

  •  Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and process to meet goals outlined. Work is reviewed by supervisor to measure meeting of objectives.

  •  Accomplishes tasks mainly through direct operation of cGMP activities.

  •  Performs daily operations of the work unit and actively assists coworkers in fulfilling department goals elevating issues to senior staff.

  •  Evaluate and elevates issues to senior staff.

  •  Identifies process deviations, troubleshoots issues and identifies process improvements.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Normally requires a high school diploma and 2-4 years related industry experience or an Associate’s Degree in Life Sciences/Engineering field with 1 year of GMP Manufacturing experience. Biotech Certificate preferred

Other Job Requirements:

Prior experience in the following activities preferred:

• Process automation

• Standardization and measurements utilizing bench top equipment. (i.e. pH meter, osmometer, conductivity meter, etc.)

• Basic Ultra filtration knowledge

• Basic Cell culture knowledge

• Process automation

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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.