Shire Sr Manufacturing Technician (1st shift, Sun-Wed) in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Role:

Performs routine manufacturing operations for the production of clinical and/or commercial products. Operates production equipment according to SOPs. Performs manufacturing activities of full scope, including but not limited to work functions in Cell Culture, Purification, Solution & Equipment Prep areas. Will be required to assist with writing and editing SOPs, and maintenance of production equipment. Maintains records and clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements, GMPs, and SOPs. May assist with the execution of validation protocols. Will formulate and recommend improvements to manufacturing policies and programs. May assist with in-process testing to assure batches meet specifications. May assist in training personnel.


Uses ability as a skilled specialist in accordance with company policies and procedures to complete complex tasks in creative and effective ways. May mentor less skill staff.

  • Incumbent will be required to make process decisions, including the trouble shooting of equipment, corrective action to process deviations.

  • Individual will be required to understand operations and contact appropriate support to ensure issues are appropriately resolved.

  • Will be required to offer recommendations for process and system improvements.

  • Will be required to identify process deviations and take immediate action to mitigate event.


this individual will carry out cGMP manufacturing operations utilizing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Batch Records and Form Preps. Responsibilities include

 Troubleshoot and resolve process related issues

 Create work orders as needed

 Initiate and document minor deviations

 Execution of critical and routine and non routine production operations

 Informing management of events impacting schedule Perform Batch Record, Log Book and Form Prep requests

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

 Record data into log books

 Review manufacturing documentation real time to ensure compliance

 Coordinate sample preparation and testing

 Propose and review document revisions

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


This individual will manage equipment and support facility related projects by

 Initiating work orders

 Act as subject matter expert for improvement projects

 Perform scheduled cleaning of equipment

 Assembly and disassembly of process equipment

 Perform standardization of equipment

 Support change over activities

 Execution of equipment and process qualifications and validation


Working with supervision this individual will

 Provide technical training for area personnel

 Provide input on training material development

 Meet and maintain training requirements

 Develop and maintain personal development plan

 Provide annual performance self assessment

Education & Experience Requirements:

Normally requires a high school diploma and a minimum of 4-6 years related industry experience or a life sciences / engineering related associate’s degree / biotech certificate and 2-4 years of related experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Will be required to lift 70 lbs (31 kg).

  • Will work holidays and overtime as required.

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

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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.