Pfizer Bioprocess Technician BPT IV in Sanford, North Carolina

  • ROLE SUMMARY

  • The incumbent will be knowledgeable of process equipment and systems, manufacturing operations, and automation control (PLC, Delta V, etc) and their primary responsibility will be to plan for and execute process and equipment operation activities during manufacturing operations. The incumbent will assist with production planning and provide / support coordinating production activities across applicable disciplines in Fermentation, Media Prep, Purification, Buffer Prep, Process Support, and Chemistry working with the Management, Leads/Coordinators, and Process Engineers. The incumbent will provide training for operational qualifications and assist the Production Supervisor and Process Engineer in assuring all personnel are appropriately trained for the applicable tasks.

  • The incumbent provides process execution and equipment operational activities in support of cGMP commercial and /or clinical manufacturing. Provides organizing role to ensure appropriate scheduling of activities and ensure production supplies are available for the day's operations. The incumbent works directly with Management, Leads/Coordinators and Process Engineers in the resolution of issues for Bioprocessing Technicians to fulfill manufacturing requirements during the shift of operation. Conducts all activities that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. Advise management of non-conformance issues and opportunities for continuous improvement. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The incumbent is a skilled manufacturing technician/operator with knowledge of microbial Fermentation, Purification, Process Support, and Chemistry processes in the production of microbial vaccines and bulk intermediates. The incumbent is knowledgeable of required processing unit operations and control systems needed for operations. The incumbent works as part of the production team by providing leadership which may include leading an area or limited number of colleagues in tasks and provide recommendations of technical input to Management. The incumbent performs scientific and operational tasks related to commercial and/or clinical manufacturing. The incumbent will work in support of 24 hour operations - working in various shifts. Job responsibilities include:

  • This position can act as production area specific shift lead working in a team environment with Bioprocessing Technicians to execute processing and operational activities in support of manufacturing. Requires detailed knowledge of the operational aspects for Fermentation, Media and Buffer Prep, Purification, and Chemistry processing to organize daily functions and work in concert with Bioprocessing Technicians in executing those functions in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner to maintain production schedules. Must be able to make recommendations to changes in the schedule and recommendations to re-direct activities as necessary to minimize impact to quality, compliance and timelines.

  • In addition to processing, cleaning, and operating major process equipment (tanks, fermentors, ultrafiltration units, centrifuges, column, etc.), job duties also include routine production preparation tasks such as preparing production glassware and other equipment by operating industrial washers and autoclaves, use calibrated scales to weigh out dry components and use graduated cylinders and flasks to measure liquids. Also, performs laboratory activities such as: performing sample dilutions, pH, and conductivity readings.

  • Requires understanding of scientific principles, operational aspects of production equipment, automation control BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in science related field of study - One to two years of experience in a FDA regulated industry.

  • Associates Degree in science related field of study - Two to four years of experience in a FDA regulated industry. High School Diploma - Three to Five years of experience in a FDA regulated industry.

  • Experience within the biopharmaceutical industry, including knowledge and experience with relevant biopharmaceutical unit operations and/or laboratory operations. Experience should include operational and troubleshooting skills for biopharmaceutical processing equipment and/or analytical instrumentation. Preferred knowledge of operational aspects for Fermentation, Media and Buffer Prep, Purification, and Chemistry processing. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Moderate repetitive standing, sitting, bending, ladder climbing, pushing and lifting (up to 40lbs) required on a daily basis.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and learn new processes . NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS 24/7 Operating scheduleRotating 12 hr. shifts OTHER INFORMATION

  • Eligible for Employee referral bonus

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Last Date to Apply for Job: 28 December, 2018

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