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Process Facilitator, Packaging

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Location: Mount Vernon,
United States
Job reference: R-007426

Posted date: May. 15, 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 Process Facilitator, Packaging in Mt. Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

As the PET Process Facilitator you are a leader for the Process Operation (ie. Manufacturing/Packaging). In this capacity, the Process Facilitator manages the Process / Package Operation to produce high quality product in accordance with the PET operating strategy. As a responsible leader for the operation (potentially with other Process Facilitators), this must be done while maintaining effective employee relations and compliance to cGMP, other regulatory, and SOX requirements, as well as SHE obligations and AstraZeneca standards.

Essential Job Functions:
• Provides direction to PET personnel in the efficient use of equipment and
materials to produce quality products in accordance with the PET Plan or
Rhythm Wheel
• Responsible for all PET activity to include coordination of support staff,
scheduling and improvement.
• Promotes the use of safe work practices during all aspects of production and
ensures all external and AstraZeneca SHE standards are met on a daily basis.
• Accountable for training of PET personnel on equipment, processes and
Standard Operating Procedures. Partners with PET Coach to develop training
plans and assist in providing resources for training.
• Ensures that cGMP’s are used and followed during production of products so
that all FDA and international regulations are met. Responds to monthly internal audit observations.
• Promotes a positive work environment by effectively administering AstraZeneca Human Resources policies and procedures including Performance Management and by communicating information to employees and responding to their concerns.
• Ensures proper documentation practices are maintained consistently to company standards in manufacturing documents, training documentation, production logs, etc.
• Generates reports for deviations, assists in the investigations, and
recommends/implements solutions to resolve deviations. Approves deviation
investigations as appropriate. Responds to product defect notifications.
• Authors, reviews, and approves Standard Operating Procedures and other documents to ensure integration of cGMPs and improve process efficiencies.
• Promotes and encourages continuous improvement in efficiency, quality,
production, and safety through the use of team driven processes and key
performance indicators and recognition and rewarding high performance.
• Collaborates with OE Engineers & PET Engineers to optimize process
• Participates in the design, selection, installation and qualification of new
equipment, facilities, and processes.
• Reviews, approves, and implements change control.
• Provides career development and performance management for direct reports.
• Co-owns life cycle management of PET/facility assets
• Works collaboratively within and across PETs to ensure flow of product, sharing of best practices, and lean behaviors.
• Maintains presence across multiple operating shifts.
• Occasionally performs rolls for PET Lead when designated.

Essential Requirements:
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Pharmacy, related Science or business.
• Minimum 5 years experience in production environment.
• At least 1-3 years previous supervisory experience
• Knowledge of FDA cGMP’s
• Strong communication and leadership skills.
• Problem solving skills.
• Ability to work rotating 1st/2nd shift
Desired Background:
• Experience working in a LEAN manufacturing environment
• Working knowledge of Microsoft applications, SAP, Trackwise
• Training or experience in formulation, filling, packaging, validation, technology
transfer, change control.
• Knowledge or previous experience in managing technical programs/projects
• Strong mechanical, electrical, troubleshooting and problem solving abilities.
• Ability to direct and participate in cross-functional teams.
• Project management skills.

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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