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Production Technician III- Operations

Location Frederick, Maryland, United States Job ID R-041694 Date posted 12/26/2018

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe. As a Production Technician III in Frederick, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Responsibilities

Scope:

  • Qualified in Prod Tech duties
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all process steps of upstream / downstream / central services production operations
  • Primary trainer of those with less experience (and may act as interim Lead as required)
  • Ability to generate SOPs, MPRs, and SPRs for equipment and procedures used in the manufacture of biological based products
  • Execution of validation protocols as required
  • Execute projects with minimal instruction and management oversight.
  • Other duties as assigned or identified

Knowledge:

  • Considerable knowledge of the job.
  • Complete acquaintance with and understanding of the general and detailed aspects of the job, and their practical applications to problems and situations commonly encountered
  • Advanced knowledge of cGMP standards
  • Advanced equipment knowledge to perform first line trouble shooting and root cause analysis

Problem Solving:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

Freedom to Act:

  • Limited supervision and no instructions needed on routine work
  • General instructions given on new lines of work or special assignments

Impact:

  • Errors may be difficult to detect and would normally result in loss of material or equipment down-time.

Interpersonal Communication:

  • Contacts are frequent with individuals representing other department, and/or representing outside organizations.
  • Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data on matters of moderate importance to the function of the department or which may be of sensitive nature, requiring some explanation or interpretation.

Supervisory/Management Skills:

  • Good organizational skills
  • Basic first-line management skills for daily operation
  • Situational Self Leadership

Education/Experience:

  • BS/BA degree preferred Associates degree and High School Diploma acceptable with experience
  • 3-5 yrs. of experience with Bachelors, 4-6 years of experience with Associates, 7-10 years with High School Diploma

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law



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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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