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Engineering & Technical

Manufacturing Process Specialist - Cork - 102078

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Cork
Date: 15/03/2019
Job Reference: 102078
Contact Name: Deirdre Finnerty
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Job Description

Manufacturing Process Specialist - Cork - 102078
Manufacturing Process Specialist

Our client, a medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Manufacturing Process Specialist for their site on a contract basis

Reporting to Operations Manager, this position is responsible for representation operations on capital project teams and supporting first line trouble-shooting of the day to day activities within Operations - These activities include but are not confined to:

General Activities
• Represent Operations on cross functional project implementation teams
• Monitoring and troubleshooting of the manufacturing process and equipment issues and process optimization
• Monitoring and reporting of process performance using statistical process control
• Troubleshooting of DCS (e.g Delta V) and PLC control systems
• Investigating and resolving issues raised within the Manufacturing Department
• Participate in/ Lead Cross Functional teams when required
• Support of Commissioning and Qualification activities
• Preparation and updating of Batch Records, Procedures and Work Instructions
• Provide process and equipment related training as required within the Manufacturing Department
• Completion of assigned tasks to support manufacture of quality biomedicines in accordance with cGMP and EHS requirements.

• Lead by example and strive to perform to high standards at all times
• Responsible and accountable for assuring the safe accomplishment of job activities, following good environmental practices and procedures. Commit to and demonstrate safe behaviour in every activity.
• Carry out routine and non-routine tasks delegated by the Operations Manager according to appropriate procedures, values and standards.
• Carry out all activities in compliance with corporate and cGMP/EHS regulatory requirements.
• Compliance with Manufacturing and general site procedures at all times.
• Completion of all documentation in compliance with site procedures and GDP.
• Execution of activities as necessary to meet operational and business needs.
• Lead, support and participate in commissioning and qualification activities both current and future projects (and annual re-qualification activities). Also support to validation activities.
• Prioritize and schedule activities to support business needs and to meet requirements of Master Production Schedule.
• Lead and Support investigation and resolution of problems on plant.
• Participate in and lead Cross-Functional teams as necessary.
• Generate and assist with generation, review and revision of Manufacturing documentation as necessary.
• Ensure that personal training requirements are completed in compliance with site procedures. Training and support for new recruits to the Manufacturing group
• Support ongoing studies by Validation, OTS and other support functions.

Leadership Responsibilities / Individual Contribution
• Report to Operations Manager.
• Represent Operations on cross functional project teams
• Be familiar with daily activities in Manufacturing
• Facilitate an environment of continuous improvement
• Facilitate an environment of open communication
• Lead investigations in work area as necessary.
• Lead Cross-Functional teams as necessary to support site goals.
• Support training of other Manufacturing colleagues.
• Collaboration and teamwork.
• Initiative and motivation.
• Share ideas and suggestions for improvement and encourage others to do the same.
Demonstrate Credo value of integrity

Qualifications And Experience
• A relevant third level qualification in either Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Science or Engineering
• Manufacturing experience within a GMP regulated environment.
• Experience of the cell culture or purification processes
• Project / New equipment installation experience
• Process engineering experience
• Commissioning and qualification experience
• Postgraduate Qualification.
• Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Experience of DCS (e.g. Delta V), SCADA and PLC systems
• Experience of SAP, LIM’s and/or other business systems.
• 6-Sigma/Kepner-Tregoe or similar problem solving/decision making methodology training.

Key Competencies Required:
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to operate as part of a team is critical.
• Customer focus.
• Innovative.
• Mechanical/Technical aptitude.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Attention to detail.
• Good problem solving skills.
• Results and performance driven.
• Adaptable and flexible.

Significant Environmental, Health & Safety considerations:
All employees are required to comply with the requirements of the company’s Environmental, Health & Safety Policy, Safety Statement, associated EHS Procedures, local legislation and duties outlined in the site EHS Manual.
In line with the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act (2005), all employees are required to:
• Take reasonable care to protect his or her own and the safety of their colleagues who may be affected by their actions.
• Comply with EHS rules and procedures at all times.
• Understand the potential EHS impact of their activities
• Attend and participate in EHS training as required
• Use PPE and safety equipment as required.
• Report all incidents, accidents, and near miss events.

For further information on this Manufacturing Process Specialist role in Cork please contact Caroline Kingston on 086 8395531 /
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