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Production Technician III - Night Shift

Posted date Jul. 10, 2024
Contract type Full time
Job ID R-204629
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What you'll do

As a member of our Operations team, you’ll be on the front line, directly impacting patients by making sure we manufacture our products effectively, quickly and collaboratively. Every day, you’ll experience fresh challenges as you navigate the ever-changing landscape of Operations – which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development. Backed by a supportive team, be part of accelerating our operational excellence with innovations in cutting-edge science, Lean ways of working and fast changing digital technologies.

In our fast-paced, growing environment, embrace an exciting opportunity to build a long-term, varied career. Experience leading edge digital innovations such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality that drives efficiencies and keeps a balanced workload. Enjoy varying shifts in a regulated but stimulating atmosphere. And gain invaluable experience and exposure in a team that wants to see you succeed.

Why Global Operations at AstraZeneca?

From molecule to medicine, our pipeline to deliver to patients is ever-growing and increasingly complex. Our Operations Team brings the Research & Development pipeline to life, from development and manufacturing, through to testing and delivery. We have the ambition to make our processes quicker, more affordable and more sustainable, leading to better outcomes.

It makes us proud to know we’re working with medicines that address unmet needs. With every decision we make, we are conscious of our very clear responsibility to deliver. So, we create a culture of continuous improvement – driven by our people.

With teams across 25 locations and a reach into global communities, your ideas can become a reality at scale, with the potential to genuinely improve the lives of patients and their families. Join the team where everyone feels a personal connection to the people that we impact.

Success Profile

Our success profile gives you a better idea of whether the job is right for you. These are the behaviours you’ll need in order to thrive.

Problem solver

Disciplined thinkers and doers, we thrive in our often intense and varied environment, seeking out new challenges and working towards new solutions. As an avid problem solver, you’ll do well here.

Eager to learn

If you’re proactive with a thirst for knowledge, we’ll provide you with every resource to grow. We’ll give you what you need to achieve autonomy, advance your career and work with advanced technologies.

Open to change

In a global biopharmaceutical, things change quickly – and it’s up to us in Operations to make sure that change goes smoothly. The ability to be adaptable plays a huge role in whether our continuous improvement succeeds.

Patient-first mindset

The medicines you manufacture, package and deliver in Operations help people. If you have the passion and the drive to make people’s lives better – then this is the place for you.


Job ID R-204629 Date posted 07/10/2024

Our Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) creates life-changing medicines for people around the world and has been recognized by our local community as being a Top 50’ Business in Frederick and awarded Frederick County’s ‘Best Place to Work’. This distinctive biologic manufacturing facility, with over 800 employees, makes a direct contribution to treating people with cancer, respiratory and autoimmune conditions across the globeWe work hard to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, and we take time to have fun and celebrate our accomplishments. From catered site festivities to competitive events, community outreach activities, environmental and wellness showcases and team-building functions, we take time to recognize our achievements and celebrate our diversityWe are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration and are committed to continuous learning by offering ongoing skill building and training for our staffFueled by our aspiration to deliver accelerated growth for our company and to make people’s lives better, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the team and shape the future of AstraZeneca Operations.

Are you ready to break new ground and leave a collective legacy? As a Production Technician III, you will have the opportunity to play a pivotal role in evolving our Supply Chain, reimagining how we do things and creating a collective legacy. You will be operating upstream / downstream / central services processing equipment according to established SOPs. This is your chance to be part of a team that is unrivalled in this space, always doing it the right way, with a sustainable lifecycle management.

Your responsibilities will include operation of processing equipment according to established SOPs, MPRs, & SPRs in accordance with cGMPs. You will be expected to demonstrate advanced equipment/process knowledge to diagnose issues and participate in first-line troubleshooting and root cause analysis. You will also be responsible for maintaining qualifications in Production Technician duties, executing work orders within the system, and leading continuous improvement initiatives. 

Essential Skills/Experience:
• 1-2 years experience with Bachelors, >2 year with Associates, >3 years with High School Diploma
• Ability to work independently or in collaboration with others on assigned tasks
• Ability to follow cGMP standards
• Possess computer skills
• Ability to follow instruction and directions
• Ability to perform job responsibilities with minimal oversight
• Prior experience with aseptic/cGMP standards
• Advanced prior experience in Bioprocessing work environment/systems/equipment operation

Desirable Skills/Experience:
• BS/BA degree preferred 
• Degree in STEM field

At AstraZeneca, we are driven by the desire to push boundaries and deliver life-changing medicines. With constant new products and launches, there's never been a better time to join our Supply Chain team. We are a diverse, multigenerational team of experts connected across the globe. We interpret the science, connecting it with the business need to apply manufacturing excellence. If you are self-driven, thrive at pace, continuously learning and proactively taking on more, then this is the place for you.

Are you ready to make a big impact? Join us at AstraZeneca and be part of our exciting journey!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Reasons to Join



We offer training as soon as you join. This will leave you feeling confident about the job ahead and excited to get started. From there, you have the opportunity to complete qualifications, develop into a leader within your area of expertise and inspire others to reach their potential.

Future-focused technology

With automation and machine learning changing the Operations environment, we are investing in cutting-edge technologies that improve flow whilst making you more effective in your work. And our Lean ways of working will help you innovate with a digital-first mindset.

Work/life balance

Whether you’re working around studies, parenthood or caring for loved ones, our shift patterns help make work manageable and life a lot easier. It’s all part of our commitment to making Operations the place for agile and committed innovators.


In Operations, you can move both upwards and sideways. Whether you want to aim for management, use your skills in a different department or even help other sites achieve consistency, we want our people to grow in the direction that is right for them.

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.