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Pilot Production Technician II/III

MedImmune, LLC

Gaithersburg, MD
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-006887

Posted date: May. 03, 2017



   If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to change lives and you thrive when making brave decisions – join us.  


   MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease.  As a Pilot Production Technician II/III in Gaithersburg MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.  


   We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We’re pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we’re industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.  


   MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.  

   Main Duties and Responsibilities    

   Regularly works, under moderate supervision, on routine manufacturing and other assignments that are moderately complex in nature, where judgment is required to make recommendations and resolve problems. Normally receives no instructions on routine work and general instructions on new assignments.  Adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices and standard operating procedures.  Understands the business.  

   Principal Duties  

  •      Proficient in the operation of all area specific production equipment such as product-hold tanks, chromatography equipment, and formulation equipment, etc.    
  •      Reviews and provides feedback about Master Production Records to authoring group, as needed, to accurately reflect process steps and capture process changes    
  •      Act as Author and or editor for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)    
  •      Assists in the planning, identification, ordering and set-up of area specific equipment    
  •      Assists in the execution of validation protocols, as requested    
  •      Collects and distributes in-process cGMP samples    
  •      Provides training to more junior staff, as requested    
  •      Performs first-line troubleshooting    
  •      Understanding (Business) of Logistics, Forecasting and Documentation needs of Core Department    

Serve as a trainer for the CIP, P-Test, and SIP of product hold tanks  


Serve as a trainer in column chromatography operations, Tangential filtration formulation and column packing  


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.  


Weigh and checks raw materials, assemble and clean process equipment, monitor processes  


Perform SIP, CIP and manual cleaning and sanitization of equipment  


Preparation and filtration of production scale buffer and media solutions.  


Proficient in the operation of all area specific production equipment such as glass washers, autoclaves, fixed and portable stainless steel tanks, etc.  


   Essential Requirements  


   Bachelor’s Degree in the Sciences and 2-4+ years relevant experience  

   Desirable Requirements        GMP manufacturing experience  

   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 only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.