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Plant Technologist API (24/7 Shift) (FTC)

Dublin, Ireland


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Plant Technologist API (24/7 Shift) (FTC)

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Job ID R0017012 Date posted 02/20/2020 Location Dublin, Ireland

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Job Description


The Plant Technologist (Operator) has a very important role to play in GC’s commitment to quality and efficient manufacturing operations.  Specific and varying duties will be given to the Plant Technologist (Operator) in relation to their current assignment but some key tasks and responsibilities are outlined below.  The Plant Technologist (Operator) must be capable of working as part of a very flexible team in a demanding, regulated environment.  They are required to proactively contribute to the delivery of manufacturing targets within quality, safety and environmental requirements and on schedule.

This is a Fixed Term Position.


  • Perform duties as directed in whatever area of manufacturing operations they are currently assigned to.  This would include (but not be limited to) processing, utilities, warehouse and inventory management as well as waste processing and management.
  • Carry out and monitor manufacturing operations (including all control system activities) as directed by, and in strict compliance with, the relevant manual or electronic Batch Manufacturing Instruction and Record (BMR) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or other Protocol.
  • Actively participate in problem identification, problem solving and change initiatives in cooperation with other teams and services.  Continuous improvement with a cross functional focus is a core activity.
  • Actively support and contribute to the introduction of new processes and the execution of process validation by and under the direction of the relevant support personnel.
  • Ensure that the manufacturing and ancillary facilities are operated to optimum efficiency.
  • Ensure that the workplace and ancillary facilities are maintained in a clean and tidy state at all times and particularly during manufacturing activities.
  • Ensure that housekeeping duties are completed as assigned including the physical cleaning of process and ancillary facilities
  • Ensure that changeovers of both equipment and production areas are carried out in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Take and deliver samples to the laboratory; and if required complete any in-process testing assigned to them.
  • Carry out minor repairs/adjustments to plant and ancillary equipment where possible and as authorised.

Environmental, Health & Safety

  • Actively foster, in cooperation with other TILGC staff, an ethos and culture of safety awareness where safety is accepted as an integral part of the overall business.
  • Adhere fully to all safety policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Notify the Manufacturing Operations Manager/Designee (or other appropriate responsible person) in a timely and comprehensive manner of any:
  • Breach of HSE policy, procedure or regulation.
  • Potential hazard which could have a serious impact on safety or result in serious injury.
  • Ensure that Unplanned Event Forms are completed in a timely manner after an event.

Quality Systems and GMP

  • Preparation of reports in relation to deviations and/or investigations, as required.
  • Proactively participate in auditing programmes as required but particularly in relation to contracted engineering and related services.
  • Notify the Manufacturing Operations Manager/Designee (or other appropriate responsible person) in a timely and comprehensive manner of any deviations from defined manufacturing processes or other established procedures. Any abnormal occurrences or observations should also be reported.
  • Generate documentation associated with their activities as required by cGMP, Health and Safety and Environmental regulations or management systems.
  • Ask, if in doubt, about any particular practice or unusual finding.


  • Ensure that staff are well trained to safely and effectively carry out their roles. Develop training for relevant personnel with a particular focus on direct operational and technical support personnel.
  • Lead/actively participate in all training and assessment activities (internal and external) in relation to themselves, contractors or other employees.
  • Preparation and delivery of training materials.
  • Ensure timely completion of all SOP training and assessment tasks.
  • Ensure that all training and assessment is accurately and promptly recorded for themselves and other relevant personnel in accordance with TILGC procedures.
  • Maintain and improve their professional knowledge base. Keep up to date with all current trends and relevant legislation


  • Participate fully in any cross functional training initiatives.
  • Drive and promote the corporate values of Takeda-ism within the workplace.
  • Drive and promote a culture of continuous improvement through all areas of the business
  • Actively foster, in cooperation with other TIL staff, an ethos and culture of safety awareness where safety is accepted as an integral part of the overall business.
  • Ensure timely completion of all SOP, reading, training and assessment.
  • Other duties as required and directed by the relevant Manager or other Officer appointed by the Board of Directors.


  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent,
  • Relevant 3rd level or technical qualification (is an advantage)


  • 3 years experience in pharmaceutical industry, API experience preferable
  • Experience handling and working with hazardous chemicals
  • Distributed Control System (DCS) experience preferable.


  • Flexible, willing and positive attitude / mindset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent planning, scheduling and prioritisation ability
  • Excellent documentation skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent PC and systems skills.
  • Experience with Automation Production Systems e.g. MES


Grange Castle, Ireland

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Worker Sub-Type

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0017012

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