Shire Production Engineer I (January 2019 Start) in Social Circle, Georgia

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

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.

The Production Engineer I – Albumin & Fractionation is responsible for on-shift operational support of the Albumin and Fractionation departments in Covington, GA. The Production Engineer I focuses on rapid resolution of manufacturing problems, enabling manufacturing to meet production goals. As a member of the operations team, the Production Engineer I provides on-shift technical knowledge and leadership.

Primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Troubleshoot and provide timely resolution to technical issues in support of ramp-up and steady-state operations of two highly-automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Scope of support will include:

  • Plasma Fractionation and Albumin Purification process anomalies

  • Process equipment (vessels, centrifuges, filter presses, UF/DF, robotics, COP washers, CIP skids)

  • Distributed Control System (DeltaV) and Process Logic Controllers

  • Manufacturing Execution System (Siemens Simatic IT)

  • Automation hardware

  • In Process Testing lab (pH, conductivity, titration)

  • Safety and quality investigations

  • Continuously improve manufacturing operations by:

  • Reducing manufacturing events, user interventions, and batch record alerts

  • Identifying and developing opportunities to reduce cycle time, error proof operations, and eliminate waste

  • Performing operational assessments to ensure proper processes, procedures, tools, and training are in place

  • Investigating and resolving issues assigned from the departmental issues log

  • Supporting Process Unit Team projects and Continuous Improvement efforts

  • Actively support information sharing and learning between team members by:

  • Lead Knowledge Transfer training with manufacturing staff

  • Coach manufacturing staff while partnering with them to resolve technical issues

  • Develop troubleshooting guides for common problems

  • Share process knowledge with colleagues across shift

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in an engineering or scientific discipline (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred)

  • Related work experience within a technical or GMP environment is preferred

  • Knowledge of basic engineering principles in various engineering disciplines

  • Ability to solve routine engineering problems with minimal assistance

  • Ability to discuss normally encountered technical issues, both verbally and in written form

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member

  • Self-driven individual that requires minimal supervision

  • Initial training in concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma quality techniques is preferred

  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays in support of a 24 x 7 manufacturing operation

  • Ability to work in a clean room environment

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs) due to safety requirements in specific areas

  • Ability to travel on an infrequent basis (< 5 %)

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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.