Shire Quality Associate II - 2nd Shift in Round Lake, Illinois


Responsible for providing Quality support and oversight via direct staff supervision or process/area responsibilities; identifies and assesses regulatory and quality risks in activities and processes according to regulatory agency rules and guidelines and Shire quality practices

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • THIS IS A 2ND SHIFT POSITION: 3:00pm-11:30pm, Monday through Friday

  • Leads ongoing, daily departmental operations

  • Leads assigned teams in achieving defined quality goals in an efficient, accurate and timely manner

  • Performs in-depth internal assessments and evaluations by collecting and analyzing accurate, objective evidence regarding risks and their magnitude; assessments and information gathering may be through in-depth employee interviews, flow charting and other informational gathering techniques; determines the logic, adequacy and effectiveness of processes, systems and related requirements; develops plans to correct identified risks including areas of non-conformance; informs management and implements approved corrective action plans

  • Writes, reviews, analyzes and revises written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and submits procedural changes as needed to meet Corporate, Divisional, Plant, Regulatory Requirements, etc.

  • Supports external assessments or audits

  • Assists with audits of various reports (Protocols, Qualifications, Regulatory Submissions, etc.

  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and provides training to local employees as needed on relevant area(s)

  • Performs and manages the raw material release process from receipt through release for manufacturing use

  • Embodies the Shire Leadership Behaviors: Be Positive. Be Accountable. Be Results-Driven. Be an Excellent Manager of Self and Others.

  • Other duties, tasks or projects as assigned


  • Must be willing and able to work 2nd shift after completing training on 1st shift

  • Strong interpersonal skills and great attention to detail are necessary

  • Must be a strong team player with good problem solving skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills are critical

  • Demonstrated ability to lead people without authority, encourage teamwork and drive decision

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects concurrently

  • Well-developed computer experience and have

  • Good knowledge of FDA Regulations, well-versed in application of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

  • Must be able to differentiate colors; incumbent cannot be color blind

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in business/science or equivalent

  • 3-5 years of experience in Quality with a medical device/Pharma company or other similarly FDA-regulated industry

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs.

  • The incumbent will stand or sit in stationary positions; walk through the plant, in and between production rooms/areas; use hands/fingers to handle or feel to inspect product,; climb stairs/ladders; stoop, kneel, or crouch in production areas; talk and hear to communicate, discern, convey and exchange information; see to detect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, and assess; smell to detect, distinguish or determine; reaching

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

  • May work in a cold, wet environment

  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends

  • Must be able to work longer hours as required

  • May be required to work in a confined area

  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions

  • May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area

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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.