At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe
Our West Chester Supply Site is a very dynamic and growing manufacturing site within the AstraZeneca Global Operations network and is located just north of Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to serving as the global COVID vaccine production site for AstraZeneca, the West Chester site encompasses Bulk API Microsphere manufacturing, Aseptic Pharmaceutical Formulation, multi-line Isolator/Barrier Vial and Syringe Filling, and specialty Packaging Operations for Vials and Auto-Injectors that supports growing franchises in Diabetes, Respiratory, and Vaccines. Our site is one of 30 production facilities in 18 countries with over 700 people collaborating to connect powerful medications to patients in more than 60 countries around the world. We focus on providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves. Being able to bring your full self to work every day is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities. On-site amenities include a Health and Wellness clinic, as well as a Cafeteria Grille serving breakfast and lunch items for employees and guests. We also have a Great Place to Work Counsel, involving committees of employees who coordinate several activities related to community outreach, sustainability, health and wellness and social events.
Why Join Operations?
Here we turn molecules to medicines, bringing our Research & Development pipeline to life through a rigorous process of development, manufacturing, testing and delivery. In our fast-paced, growing environment, embrace an exciting opportunity to build a long-term, varied career. With a huge variety of global opportunities and learning from other teams this is the place to embrace lifelong learning and build capabilities, setting your own direction and pace.
If you have the passion and the drive to accelerate growth and make people’s lives better – then this is the place for you.
What you’ll do:
The Technician, Filling is a direct labor position reporting to a Process Execution Team Process
Facilitator on the Manufacturing floor, which supports Filling operations. This position will require working in various Controlled/Non-Classified areas. The Technician operates equipment, performs in- process monitoring, line clearances, OEE data collection, cosmetic inspection and completes batch record entries in accordance with cGMPs.
Perform cleaning and housekeeping activities for assigned areas as required to maintain a cGMP environment as well as 5S activities and maintain organization of operating areas.
Perform work requirements in a responsible manner, in accordance with SOPs, cGMPs and established safety procedures in accordance with OSHA requirements and guidelines. Be familiar with “Material Safety Data Sheets” for area chemicals.
Perform batch record and GMP documentation entries. Maintain records and/or logs as required in performance of job responsibilities.
Knowledge of product security controls including controlled substance handling and the outgoing quality level.
Be able to start up and make minor adjustments to machinery.
Computer on-line may require some data input. This includes SCADA and HMI entries.
Perform the duties of operating assigned machinery consisting of servicing machines with materials, removing finished materials from machine tables, and assuring smooth flow of product.
Perform visual and physical checks of in-process and finished materials as requested. Report all discrepancies to process facilitator.
Perform all other duties with minimal supervision under the direction of the process facilitator or designee.
Knowledge of light material handling equipment (non-motorized lifts).
Conduct inventory control and reconciliation activities, which may require use of SAP in a limited role.
OEE data collection either by manual method or knowledge of automated collection system.
Certified OJT trainer activities on the team, as needed. Flexibility in cross training between packaging functions.
Responsible for assembling, disassembling and sanitizing various packaging equipment.
Familiarity with chemical handling and spill control procedures in connection with hazardous waste pick-up duties.
Assist mechanical staff with preventive maintenance procedures, as required.
Some overtime will be required with prior notice to support business needs.
Essential for the role:
High school graduate, vocational school graduate or equivalent
1 Year of experience in a pharmaceutical or cGMP regulated environment
Must have the ability to effectively understand, read, write, communicate and follow instructions in the English language.
Good attention to detail is required.
Individual must be capable of keeping accurate records and performing mathematical calculations.
Desired for the role:
Prior production experience
Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment
Knowledge of cGMPs and FDA policies/procedures
At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.
Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!
Next Steps – Apply today!
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be an excellent fit, please share this posting with them.
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AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.