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Principal Vision System Engineer

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

West Chester, OH
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Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:West Chester, Ohio, United States
Job reference: R-005155

Posted date: Mar. 22, 2017



   At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Principal Vision System Engineer in West Chester, OH, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives    
   As the Principal Vision System Engineer you will act in a leadership role in the delivery of small and large projects focused on vision systems.    
   Main Duties and Responsibilities    
   •   Provide subject matter expertise to manufacturing operations, project engineering, and IT regarding vision systems.    
   •   Deliver large and small projects including accountability to ensure the team delivers the project on time and in full.    
   •   Generate, update and ensure accuracy of project charters, Schedules, budgets and project execution plans    
   •   Provide subject matter expertise to project teams including but not limited to:    
   o   Lead and/or Participate in internal team meetings.    
   o   Lead meetings with equipment suppliers and follow up on supplier activities during design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and qualification.    
   o   Coordinate cross-functional requirements to ensure project documentation meets the needs of the business    
   o   Author, review, and approve project documentation such as URS, design, risk assessment, documentation, and qualification    
   o   Ensure final delivery of equipment is compliant with appropriate standards and quality requirements    
   o   Review facility design to ensure meets the needs of operation (equipment, material flow, cleaning etc.)    
   o   Ensuring equipment design is based on CPPs and execution of necessary development studies    
   o   Develop and lead baseline studies including but not limited to Human baseline studies for inspection processes    
   o   Lead/Attend Design Review, integrated FAT and SAT    
   o   Resolution of technical issues with install, commissioning, and validation of new equipment    
   o   Technical Support for process validation and ensure validation activities adequately challenges CPPs/CQAs    
   o   Collaborate with operations functions (managers and operators) to define requirements for EBR, SOPs, Job Aides, ways of working etc.    
   o   Provide technical training and learning curve planning to Engineers and other technical / operations people    
   o   Communicate priorities and progress to team on a continuing basis.    
   •   Recommend and deliver continuous improvement to ensure equipment is maintained and remains consistent with current standards and compliance requirements.    
   •   Recommend and deliver small and large continuous improvement projects to improve Equipment performance, OEE etc.    
   •   Train others on systems, software, equipment, machines, procedures, and/or processes as required.    
   •   Lead and coordinate investigations and studies with little supervision.    
   •   Lead process improvement activities and teams to meet strategic goals.    
   •   Facilitate communication between project engineering, operations, plant management and other key stakeholders    
   •   Analyze trends in data in order to provide accurate descriptions, identify root causes, and/or identify solutions or improvements.    
   •   Participate in cross-functional teams to meet strategic goals    
   •   Collaborate with other teams to ensure interdepencies and understood and managed.    
   •   Review and approve OCMs, change controls, and document revisions.    
   Other Duties:    
   •   Read, understand, and comply with cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), and Safety procedures    
   •   Ensure project delivery complies with policies and procedures including holding project team accountable to standards.    
   •   Utilize lean processes and procedures in project delivery and to drive continuous improvement.    
   •   Interact with regulatory agency personnel during audits and inspections.    
   •   Monitor key performance indicators to meet strategic goals.    
   •   Review and approve documentation needed for qualification of equipment and processes.    
   •   Write, review, and revise SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for maintenance of equipment, systems, and/or facilities.    
   •   Read technical publications and participate in industry groups to stay up to date of industry trends, especially as it relates to vision systems and apply knowledge to project delivery

Essential Requirements    
   •   Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline    
   •   10 years of experience supporting manufacturing operations in a regulated or cGMP environment.    
   •   Experience with vision and vision control systems.    
   Preferred Requirements:    
   •   Prior project management experience.    
   •   Previous experience in a sterile pharmaceutical environment.    
   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.    


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