Lead Manufacturing Technician
Lexington , Massachusetts
March 07, 2017
Primary Role:
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
• 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
o Provide timely feedback on staff's performance
o Address minor personnel issues timely
o Escalate major personnel issue to the supervisor
o Ensure staff compliance with all relevant SOPs, BR, FP and safety
o Act as a role model (Lead by Example)
o Act as a resource/SME for staff
o Ensure the use of safe work practices and behaviors
• Training
o Conduct training and assess effectiveness
o Help identify training needs
o Assess staff skill sets and provide feedback to Supervisor.
o Develop training material
o Provide training

• 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

About Shire:
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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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