Shire Lead Manufacturing Technician (1st shift, Sun-Wed) in Lexington, Massachusetts
With minimal supervision this individual will deliver leadership and excellence in manufacturing processing as well as scheduling to meet site demands . Oversees and executes floor operations to ensure safety, aseptic operations and compliance with cGMPs are maintained at all times. Ensures efficient use of material and equipment and assigns personnel as appropriate in the execution of day to day operations. Provide technical support through interactions with support groups to ensure accurate and well managed transfer of process changes/improvements to floor operations. Provide support to integrate best practices, where appropriate, into manufacturing.
Primary contact for troubleshooting and issue resolution or escalation
Create and follow-up on work orders
Communicate/ coordinate days scheduling and staffing plan
Re-allocate staff as needed during the day (breaks, lunch, training, etc)
Oversight and execution of all routine and critical operations as well as commissioning and validation activities
Ensure documentation is complete, reviewed and meets good documentation practices (forms, logbooks, form preps, batch records, etc.)
Responsible for floor inventory and communicating schedule changes as needed
Monitor material consumption and coordinate all materials deliveries
Recommend/Implement process changes/improvements or safety/ergonomic improvements.
Ensure work is carried out in a safe manner, notifying management of safety issues and risks
Responsible for interviewing candidates
Provide timely feedback on staff’s performance
Address minor personnel issues timely
Escalate major personnel issue to the supervisor
Ensure staff compliance with all relevant SOPs, BR, FP and safety guidelines
Act as a role model (Lead by Example)
Act as a resource/SME for staff
Ensure the use of safe work practices and behaviors Training
Conduct training and assess effectiveness
Help identify training needs
Assess staff skill sets and provide feedback to Supervisor.
Develop training material
Initiate deviations or investigations of various complexities and work with cross-functional departments to identify root cause
Implement appropriate corrective actions
Complete action items for GMP investigations and CAPA’s
Assist supervisor/engineer/facilities with investigations
Revise and author Standard Operating Procedures/Batch Records
Communicate any quality issues/concerns to Supervisor and QA
Education & Experience Requirements:
Normally requires a high school diploma and 6+ years related industry experience or an Associates Degree in Life Sciences/Engineering field with 5 years of GMP Manufacturing experience. Biotech Certificate and prior leadership experience preferred. Experience with systems such as SAP, LIMS and TrackWise is a plus
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