Shire Production Scheduler in Los Angeles, California

This position reports to Weekend Swing (D) shift. This shift schedule is Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, plus a third day during the week. This shift requires working on all company designated holidays. Due to business need, on select occasion employees may be required to work overtime and/or support operations on an alternate shift.

The incumbent is a member of the production scheduler team within the LA site. As the production scheduler, he/she will be responsible for creating and updating B5 (Fractionation) daily production schedule and B8 (buffer prep, Albumin and AHF) production schedules in the assigned shift. The production scheduler will ensure the accuracy of the schedule and identify opportunities to minimize delays and to optimize manufacturing processes. The incumbent will work together with manufacturing team members as well as support group members from maintenance and engineering. Direct interactions with contractors, vendors, suppliers and customers may also be necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and update daily production schedules (Fractionation, Albumin, AHF-M and buffer prep) for manufacturing.

  • Create advanced, weekly production schedules for all manufacturing departments.

  • Schedule non-production related activities such as sanitization, rinse sampling, PM, corrective maintenance, engineering and/or validation projects.

  • Attend supply chain and maintenance planning meeting to forecast weekly production.

  • Create mock schedules based on alternate production conditions/scenarios for management as necessary.

  • Identify improvement opportunities in the schedule or in the process as related to WIP management.

  • Recommend solutions to optimize processes and to minimize delays in the production.

  • Interface with production scheduling tools (Excel and/or other system), DeltaV, EBM and other supporting tool.

  • Collect data and perform data analysis related to WIP, cycle time, lead time, etc.

  • Participate in critical safety and continuous improvement related activities in the site.

  • Perform other support activities for production needs as necessary.


  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English and understanding of cGMP regulations.

  • Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions.

  • Math and computer skills (Microsoft Office programs such as Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Project).

  • Experience in DeltaV, EBM, scheduling software or similar systems.

  • Must be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision, prioritize multiple tasks, and manage time effectively.

  • Detail oriented and effectively organize documentation for review.

  • Must be able to independently recommend and suggest solutions.

  • Good interpersonal skills to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • Multi-tasking ability.

Education and/or experience

High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 4 years of related experience,


Associate degree (science/technical/engineering field preferred) and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 15 lbs.

  • In general, the work requires a substantial amount of sedentary work that includes typing and computer interactions with some walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments 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 the manufacturing environment.

  • Will work in a cold, wet environment.

  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.

  • Must be able to work overtime as required.

  • May be required to work in a confined area.

  • Some clean room and cool/hot storage conditions.

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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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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.