Manufacturing Technical Operations Engineering Specialist
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity with a rapidly growing pharmaceutical manufacturer? If so, then this is the opportunity for you!
We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Manufacturing Technical Operations Engineering Specialist that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us
Summary, Focus and Purpose
Our West Point Technical Services is searching for highly motivated individuals to provide engineering technical support for a vaccine manufacturing facility. The role encompasses technical operations support with primary focus in the area of vision inspection that include, but are not limited to analysis of inspection process-derived data to support trouble-shooting and process/equipment optimization, identification and implementation of process improvements, and support for regulatory inspections.
Specific assignments maybe focused in one operating area or span across multiple operating areas. Limited additional shift or weekend coverage may be required based on specific assignments.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Optimizing product specific inspection programs for detection of defective material and reduction of product discards
Conduct proactive process monitoring to identify trends and potential process improvements
Process and process equipment troubleshooting, change control authoring and continuing validation support
Providing on-the-floor support of operational and technical issues; providing immediate responses on the shop floor to vision inspection related issues
Collaboration across IPT functional areas to ensure robust processing, continuous improvement and cross-functional team building
Completing projects to improve process performance, including continuous process improvements, Corrective/Preventative Actions (CAPAs), and value capture projects that seek to improve yield, reduce cost, or lower our processing cycle times
Supporting team and IPT safety, environmental, and compliance objectives
Managing change request and project timelines to ensure key compliance and customer due dates are met; escalating any potential misses and develop remediation plans when possible
Actively using and championing the use of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and our Company Production System (CPS) tools, both in problem solving and day-to-day operational activities
Authors and updates technical and manufacturing documents necessary for support of investigations, process design/definition, engineering studies, process demonstrations, change control and validation
BS/MS in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, biological sciences or related discipline
Required Experience | Skills | Knowledge
One year of in pharmaceutical manufacturing or related engineering disciplines
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
Highly developed communication, leadership, technical writing, and teamwork skills
Preferred Experience | Skills | Knowledge
Experience with manual or automated vision inspection
Change control experience
Experience in biologics or vaccine sterile manufacturing facilities in a process or validation support role
NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS
In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.
If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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