Pfizer Technical Specialist, Clinical Manufacturing in Andover, Massachusetts
Why Patients Need You Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer's mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.
What You Will Achieve The clinical manufacturing production support associate technical specialist is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance supporting the Pfizer Biotherapeutics portfolio.
The successful candidate will be a part of a team responsible for the execution of media & buffer formulation, Clean Out of Place (COP) & autoclave operations, and weighing and dispensing of raw materials to support Production Support operations.
This is position is for first shift, Monday-Friday approximately 7AM - 4:00 PM
How You Will Achieve It
Support execution of solution formulation and Weigh/Dispense operations in a GMP environment
Support equipment set up, CIP, SIP, Clean Out of Place (COP)/Offline Parts Washing and Autoclave operation
Support troubleshooting of production support equipment and operations
Performs routine standardization and functional checks for process instrumentation for daily use in production
Completes work instructions and maintains clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements
Supports material handling activities, including picking of materials to GMP manufacturing facility and finished product from production to interim storage (cold and frozen storage).
Works on routine assignments per written procedures with minimal guidance from supervisor.
Adheres to good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures, and material sampling instructions.
Maintains a safe work environment.
Completes peer/manufacturing review of batch records and forms.
Effectively uses process automation systems (i.e. Delta V and OSI/Pi Historian) and supporting business systems (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics/SAP/ERP Systems, Trackwise, Document Management Systems, Microsoft Sharepoint etc.).
Reviews work throughout the process and at completion, in order to ensure that it has been performed properly.
Supports planning/organization of work to ensure that activities are performed effectively, and to respond to fluctuating workloads.
Cross-functional communication with technology transfer teams, lab scientists, supply chain, quality and engineering as necessary
Engages in and supports culture of continual improvement through ownership of improvement for work processes, equipment and safe work environment.
Advises Shift supervisor on improvements which may optimize work processes.
HS diploma, Associates Degree, or BS/BA in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent.
Requires a minimum 3- years of experience in a biotechnology manufacturing or laboratory environment.
Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Strong workload planning skills, organization, and attention to detail, and follow through
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office required e.g. MS Word, MS Excel
3-5 years experience in a Biological Pilot Plant, cGMP Clinical or Commercial Manufacturing setting
Understanding of solution preparation unit operations, operation of production support equipment and equipment cleaning fundamentals.
Familiarity with Production Control Systems (i.e. DeltaV), ERP Systems (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics and/or SAP) and other business systems (Document Management Systems, LIMS, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
Familiarity with Quality Management and Change Management Systems (i.e. Trackwise)
Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures and work under minimal supervision.
Fundamental mechanical aptitude and ability to interface with computerized systems required.
Demonstrated capability to work as a team member in a matrix manufacturing team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to climb flights of stairs, and be standing for 1-2 hours at a time.
Must be able to lift up to 25lb
Practical knowledge of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to handle hazardous materials throughout site
Familiarity with and ability to use respirators and/or PAPR (Non-Routine)
Ability to work off shift (Off Normal Shift Hours and Weekends) as needed; non-routine
Ability to work in a clean room environment
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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