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Bristol Myers Squibb Manufacturing Lead Operator in Devens, Massachusetts

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Works on routine manufacturing assignments as well as assignments that are very complex

in nature where independent action and a high degree of initiative are required in resolving

problems and making recommendations. – striving for right first time through adherence of

GMP activities.

  1. Change control identifiers – works in conjunction with bioprocess associate/specialists to

identify key improvements initiatives and direct changes to project leads for initiation

  1. Investigation identifiers – initiate investigation following alignment with QA floor

  2. Communicate and resolve operational variances.

  3. Serve as the “acting” Shift Supervisor/Manager in absence of Shift Supervisor/Manager –

Coordinate, direct and oversee work execution and manage personnel related issues.

  1. Executes real time process monitoring – including equipment and key process parameters

review and work with Shift Supervisor/Manager to drive required decisions

  1. Drive implementation of process enhancement and new technology in partnership with

Project lead and Manufacturing Technology team.

  1. Participate in performance review discussion

  2. Leads complex investigations on floor – drives technical issues in working with cross

functional team members

  1. Support real time process reports review and resolve open issues. Trend issues and strives

to right first time.

  1. Technical trainer for the shift – provides consistent training to the staff

  2. Execute and drive continuous improvements

  3. Support Tech transfer team through active participation in ensuring that new process can fit

and executes in sustainable manner

  1. Being resource to support routine investigations and CAPAs– author, review, approval, in

case of excess investigation beyond planned capacity.

  1. Assigned area owner – drive facility upkeeps

  2. Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices and standard operating procedures.

  3. Weighs and checks raw materials. Assembles, cleans and sterilizes process equipment,

monitors processes.

  1. Completes electronic work instructions and maintains clean room environment to comply

with regulatory requirements.

  1. Operates and trains others all production equipment within the assigned functional area (i.e.

Upstream: Media formulation equipment, glass washers, dispensary, bioreactors, harvest

equipments or Downstream: Buffer equipment, glass washers, chromatography skids,

membrane operations, column packing skids, etc.)

  1. Effectively uses process automation systems (i.e. Delta V and Syncade Interactions, OSI/Pi

Historian) and some supporting business systems (i.e. SAP. Trackwise, Maximo etc.).

  1. Ensures less experienced manufacturing personnel comply with Standard Operating

Procedures (SOPs) and electronic work instructions and that training is completed on time.

  1. Assists with the coordination and implementation of special projects such as validation or

complex investigations.

  1. May provide scheduling and work assignment guidance to peers. Modifies group work plan,

schedule or assignments to meet shift/unit priorities, maintains operational efficiency, making

corrections as necessary, regularly provides training and operational guidance to other staff.

Advises Shift Supervisor/Manager on improvements which may optimize work processes

and informs of work issues requiring management action


B.S., in science, engineering, biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent is highly


 A minimum of 5+ year’s process operations experience in a highly automated biotechnology

manufacturing facility subject to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations.

 Practical knowledge of regulations such as GMP and company Standard Operating

Procedures (SOP) and strong technical and operational knowledge of either upstream and/or

downstream unit operation is essential.

 Demonstrated experience in solving complex technical issues in biologics manufacturing.

 Prior evidence of successful participation on work teams where combined contribution,

collaboration, and results were expected

 Demonstrated proficiency in common computer tools such as word processing, spreadsheet

and web based applications.

 Previous work experience where attention to detail and personal accountability were critical to


 Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, is attentive and approachable.

 Maintains a professional and productive relationship with area management and co-workers.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1541675

Updated: 2021-06-23 02:53:25.393 UTC

Location: Devens,Massachusetts

Bristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.