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Sterile Manufacturing Technician

Location Cork, Ireland

Sterile Manufacturing Technician

Having just obtained approval to establish internal Sterile Drug Product Filling operations at the Shanbally site, we at BioMarin are now looking to commence hiring for key technical and leadership positions.  Initially these roles will support the capital project execution, product transfers and operational readiness activities before moving into routine operational support. This facility will contain a state of the art flexible line using isolator technology for filling of vials and syringes and the facility will support both clinical and commercial filling for the majority of the BioMarin biologics product portfolio.

Role Summary

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

BioMarin has a high-performing, team based organisation, where colleagues are flexible, multi-skilled and empowered to make decisions. A high level of initiative, energy and motivation are key role requirements, as well as excellent organisational skills.

As part of establishing sterile filling operations at the Shanbally facility, this role will play an important part in the start-up of the facility including tasks such as; attend equipment FATs, develop SOPs and batch records, support equipment and process validation activities.

Once start up is complete, the Sterile Manufacturing Technician will perform recombination and pooling of drug substance; filling line set-up and sterile filling operations, equipment and line changeovers, and sampling in accordance with approved procedures prior to visual inspection activities. This role will also have responsibility for operation of the parts washer and autoclave. Responsibilities also include root cause analysis of equipment and process problems, and implementing effective solutions, including preventive and/or corrective actions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a quality-focused, operational GMP environment where attention to detail and commitment to the task at hand is key. Previous GMP Sterile Filling experience is required with a strong preference for candidates with isolator vial and syringe filling experience in a start-up environment.

Reporting to the Sterile Drug Product Operations Manager, the successful candidate shall work as part of a team of Sterile Filling Technicians to complete the manufacturing and visual inspection of sterile drug product as per the schedule for onward processing in the packaging facility.

The candidate will be required to work closely within a cross-functional team including other Sterile Filling Technicians, Maintenance Technicians, Quality, Material Operations, Supply Chain and others.

This role requires flexibility with regards to work schedules. This is initially a day position, with future shift work required:

  • Demonstrate technical knowledge and experience in cleanroom operations¬†incorporatingrecombination and pooling of Drug substance and aseptic filling in an isolator environment.
  • Perform all operational tasks related to recombination, pooling, sterile filling and visual inspectionin accordance with established procedures.
  • Responsible for the writing, updating and execution of Batch Records, SOPs and other GMP Documentation.
  • Complete detailed batch record and GMP documentation entries which are accurate, attributable, complete, legible & clear, original, timely & prompt.
  • Perform microbial sampling per applicable SOPs.
  • Perform housekeeping duties
  • Maintain an exemplary personal training record.
  • Pro-actively identifies compliance risks and takes appropriate preventative actions.
  • Proactively identify equipment issues and perform root cause analysis, make recommendations and aid in implementation for more complex and non-reoccurring issues.
  • Proactively lead and support continuous improvement initiatives within the sterile filling facility.
  • Support investigations into Quality events, including reporting production issues, writing reports and implementing CAPAs, etc. as required.
  • Participate in/Lead cross functional team Initiatives.
  • Participate & support site inspections by regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a high level of safety awareness within the sterile filling team.
  • Execute all operations activities in a safe manner and in strict accordance to SOPs, cGMP regulations and site Quality standards.
  • Support Sterile filling equipment commissioning and qualification.
  • Interface with external vendors & service providers.

Experience

  • Previous experience in a highly regulated sterile filling operation is required.
  • Previous experience of syringe and vial sterile filling and visual inspection in a start-up environment is highly desirable.
  • A high mechanical aptitude and capability is desired along with technical experience.
  • Candidates that can demonstrate a keen sense of focus and attention to detail when fulfilling exacting and repetitious tasks will have a distinct advantage.
  • Must be conscientious and possess strong teamwork and interpersonal skills. Strong communication and problem-solving skills are highly valued.


Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or a limitation of the duties of the position. It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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