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Production Engineer I - Albumin & Fractionation

Social Circle, Georgia

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Production Engineer I - Albumin & Fractionation

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Job ID SR0035525 Date posted 04/18/2019 Location Social Circle, Georgia

The Production Engineer I – Albumin & Fractionation is responsible for on-shift operational support of the Albumin and Fractionation departments in Covington, GA.  The Production Engineer I focuses on rapidly resolving manufacturing problems, enabling manufacturing to meet production goals.  As a member of the operations team, the Production Engineer I provides on-shift technical knowledge and leadership.

Primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Troubleshooting and provide timely resolution to technical issues in support of ramp-up and steady-state operations of two highly-automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.  Scope of support will include:
    • Plasma Fractionation and Albumin Purification processes
    • Process equipment (vessels, centrifuges, filter presses, UF/DF, robotics, COP washers, CIP skids)
    • Distributed Control System (DeltaV) and Process Logic Controllers
    • Manufacturing Execution System (Siemens Simatic IT)
    • Automation hardware
    • In Process Testing lab (pH, conductivity, titration)
    • Safety and quality investigations
  • Continuously improve manufacturing operations by:
    • Reducing manufacturing events, user interventions, and batch record alerts
    • Identifying and developing opportunities to reduce cycle time, error proof operations, and eliminate waste
    • Performing operational assessments to ensure proper processes, procedures, tools, and training are in place
    • Investigating and resolving issues assigned from the departmental issues log
    • Supporting Process Unit Team projects and Continuous Improvement efforts
  • Actively support information sharing and learning between team members by:
    • Leading Knowledge Transfer training with manufacturing staff
    • Coaching manufacturing staff while partnering with them to resolve technical issues
    • Developing troubleshooting guides for common problems
    • Sharing process knowledge with colleagues across shift

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in an engineering or scientific discipline (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • Related work experience within a technical or GMP environment is preferred
  • Knowledge of basic engineering principles in various engineering disciplines
  • Ability to solve routine engineering problems with minimal assistance
  • Ability to discuss normally encountered technical issues, both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member
  • Self-driven individual that requires minimal supervision
  • Initial training in concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma quality techniques is preferred
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays in support of a 24 x 7 manufacturing operation
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (such as hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs) due to safety requirements in specific areas
  • Ability to travel on an infrequent basis (< 5 %)

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, 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.

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