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Cleaning Specialist (Second Shift, 3pm-12am)

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-187170 Date posted 14/02/2024

Cleaning Specialist (Second Shift, 3pm-12am)

Do you have a passion for science? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the place for you!

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. We're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. Working here also means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

About AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg, MD:

Our Gaithersburg, Maryland facility creates life-changing medicines for people around the world. This campus employs more than 3,500 experts in our field and is only a short drive from Washington, DC. This modern and vibrant scientific campus is the home of R&D and Oncology in the US. Here, we play host to some of the most groundbreaking technology and lab spaces, all designed to inspire collaboration and multi-functional science. We believe employees benefit from being challenged and inspired at work. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration.

The Gaithersburg site offers a variety of amenities to help boost productivity and help keep our employees happy and healthy. This includes a fitness center, employee healthcare clinic, electric vehicle charging stations, dry cleaning, full-service cafeteria, and copy center. This is where you’ll find newly designed, activity-based workspaces to suit many different working styles while increasing collaboration between teams.

Summary of the Role:

The Cleaning Specialist is responsible for the daily supervision and training of cleaning personnel in their performance of facility cleaning activities in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Second Shift (3pm-12am)

  • Schedule and supervise all cleaning activities of contract cleaners over multiple GMP manufacturing facilities.

  • Coordinates cleaning activities around ongoing manufacturing activities & is responsible for scheduling any emergency cleaning activities.

  • Review cleaning records and maintains GMP documentation to comply with regulatory requirements.

  • Writes and revises Standard Operating Procedures as needed to accurately reflect process steps and capture process changes.

  • Responsible for the investigation of environmental monitoring deviations.

  • Recruit and supervise a staff of direct reports that work with contract cleaners.

  • Tracks material, labor, and overtime costs associated with cleaning activities.

  • Maintain relationship with third party vendors that provide gowning supplies.

  • Perform SAP consumption transactions for cleaning supplies.

  • Works on routine manufacturing assignments as well as other assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.

  • Routinely works second shift hours between 3:00pm – 12:00am and some weekends.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Education: High school diploma is required, Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred

Experience: High school diploma and 2+ years of cGMP cleaning experience or a Bachelor's degree and 0+ years of cGMP cleaning experience

Required Skills:

  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Excellent organizational skills

Desired Skills:

  • Prior cGMP experience

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential.

Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering groundbreaking methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next?

Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

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