Shire Quality Assurance Specialist II (Weekend Shift) in Social Circle, Georgia

Execute and/or Lead Quality Control team activities to ensure the safety and reliability of Takeda products are in compliance with quality and regulatory requirements. Complete robust investigations that determine accurate root causes and effective corrective and preventive actions. Maintain effective application of operating mechanisms and quality systems. Execute tasks in support of Contamination Control Program (CCP) initiatives. Interface routinely with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and Quality Systems to support product fulfillment and regulatory requirements. Apply Lean and Six Sigma principles through participation in activities such as Rapid DMAIC problem solving and Kaizens.

Act as a Lead relative to investigations and problem solving, with focus on remediation and prevention of issues including microbial contamination

  • Conduct biological, chemical and physical analyses on raw materials, initial, in-process, and final products and samples collected from the environmental monitoring programs at Shire manufacturing facility.

  • Write and execute validations and/or protocols for manufacturing processes and laboratory instruments and methods

  • May serve as a mentor to other Quality Laboratory positions. Provide training and work direction for Laboratory technicians as required. Manage workflow and laboratory release functions in specified laboratory areas and on off shifts.

  • Perform review of test data, which includes overall documentation practices. Perform release functions in LIMS or other computerized systems.

  • Use sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer systems to collect and record data.

  • Perform advanced laboratory assays requiring precise analytical skills and understanding of scientific principles.

  • Work on special project/protocol testing that involves new methods and instrumentation. Complete all testing, including special project/protocol testing in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Maintain data integrity and ensure compliance with company SOPs and specifications, FDA, GLP, QSR, and cGMP regulations. Investigate deviations and write exception documents.

  • Participate in functions involving teams, which impact production, increase efficiency, solve problems, generate cost savings, improve quality and provide new product support.

  • Perform laboratory and manufacturing audits as required. Audit and update, as required, SOPs.

  • Perform equipment maintenance and calibrations as required. Troubleshoot and resolve instrument problems.

  • Work with minimal Supervision.


  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and in a timely fashion.

  • Must demonstrate effectiveness in ability to train others, empowerment, leadership, results orientation and task completion.

  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities for multiple projects. Ability to deliver high quality results within set timelines.

  • Strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Must communicate effectively (verbally and written) with supervisors and peers and be able to work cross-functionally with other groups.

  • Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of chemical and biological safety procedures.

  • Strong computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biological science, or biological science with a minimum of 5 years of related experience or a Master’s Degree in Chemistry or biological science with 1-4 years’ experience.

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