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Lead Pilot Production Technician / Pilot Production Technician III - BPD

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-060822 Date posted 09/09/2019

Regularly works, on routine manufacturing and other assignments that are complex in nature, where considerable judgment and initiative is required to make recommendations and resolve problems. Works under minimal supervision and initiates routine tasks.  Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices and standard operating procedures.  Is helping teach the business to others.

Qualifications

Pilot Production Technician III: Bachelors degree and 4+ years experience OR Associates degree and 5-6 years experience OR high school diploma and 9+ years experience.

Lead Pilot Production Technician: Bachelors degree in the sciences and 6+ years relevant experience

Pilot Production Tech III Principal Duties:

  • Assists more junior manufacturing personnel to comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Master Production Records (MPR’s), and Solution Production Records (SPRs)
  • Serves as the “Subject Matter Expert” in unit operation
  • Provides training to more junior staff, when needed
  • Mentors others for the unit operation
  • Routinely monitors manufacturing processes and recognizes potential process issues as they arise; proactively escalates identified issues to senior staff
  • Troubleshoots problems and recommends potential solutions to those in more senior roles
  • Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Reviews Master Production Records for accuracy and completion of process steps, as requested
  • Leads unit operations or projects, as requested

Lead Pilot Production Tech Principal Duties:

  • Assigns daily tasks to more junior production technicians
  • Accurately analyzes and processes scientific data
  • Ensures the completeness and accuracy of manufacturing documentation per approved procedures
  • Reviews Master Production Records for accuracy and completion of process steps
  • Works with more senior manufacturing personnel to improve and optimize manufacturing methods
  • Evaluates operating procedures for accuracy and efficient operation and makes corrections as necessary
  • Serves as the lead investigator for non-conformances, as requested
  • Serves as the “Subject Matter Expert” in area operations
  • Provides training and operational guidance to more junior staff
  • Serves as the area supervisor when the Supervisor is unavailable
  • Schedules projects in accordance with production timelines, as requested

Pilot Production Tech III - Cell Culture Technical Principal Duties:

  • Proficient in the operation of all area specific production equipment such as disposable and stainless steel bioreactors, tanks, cell banks, LN2 charging station, harvest operations, etc.

Lead Pilot Production Tech - Cell Culture Technical Principal Duties:

  • Prepare stainless steel and disposable bioreactors and tanks to include Pressure Test, CIP, SIP, and Centrifuge Harvest
  • Perform aseptic technique and cell banks operations
  • Prepare and charge the LN2 dewar for vial shipment
  • Proficient in the operation of all area specific production equipment such as disposable and stainless steel bioreactors, tanks, cell banks, LN2 charging station, harvest operations, etc.



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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