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Production Technician I - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

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Location:
Frederick, MD
Posted Date:
1/21/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-001203
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

                             
                                       Location:Frederick, United States
Job reference: R-001203

Posted date: Nov. 29, 2016



 

   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 Production Technician I in Frederick, 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  

 
       
  •      Manufactures clinical and commercial biologics meeting the regulatory requirements of both domestic and international markets    
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  •      Proficient in the operation of production equipment in a large scale, automated bioprocess plant such as bioreactors, centrifuges, virus filtration, depth filtration, tangential flow filtration, chromatography equipment, washers, autoclaves, biological safety cabinets, chemical fume hoods, column packing equipment, automated cell counters and instrumentation pH, conductivity, osmolality, blood gas analyzers, turbidity, etc.    
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  •      Preparation of standard operating procedures, Master Production Records and Solution Preparation Records to support GMP production operations    
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  •      Performs buffer and media preparation    
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  •      Assembles, cleans and sterilizes parts and portable process equipment    
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  •      Collects and distributes in-process cGMP samples    
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  •      Performs SIP, CIP and manual cleaning/sanitization of fixed equipment    
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  •      Demonstrates aseptic technique in upstream and/or downstream operations    
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  •      Inputs data into databases and spreadsheets    
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  •      Completes clinical and commercial production records    
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  •      Maintains clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements    
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  •      Ensures a safe work environment in accordance with MedImmune’s standards including performing safety inspections of the areas    
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  •      Provide support for general maintenance and order of all production areas    
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  •      Performs real time consumption/material consumption using the SAP enterprise system    
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  •      Assists in execution of validation studies supporting production    
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  •      Provides equipment operation support to Facilities, Engineering, and Metrology personnel    
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  •      Other duties as assigned or identified    
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Requirements

   Essential Requirements  

   Become knowledgeable of:  

 
       
  •      Standard Operating Procedures    
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  •      Clean room regulatory requirements    
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  •      cGMP principles and standards    
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  •      Aegis    
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  •      ELMS    
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  •      Insight    
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  •      Microsoft Office    
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  •      Rockwell Process Control Systems (PCS)    
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  •      SAP
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  •      Limited use and/or application of technical principles, theories and concepts.    
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  •      Develops solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope    
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  •      Substantial acquaintance with and understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job.    
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  •      Regularly works on routine manufacturing assignments    
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  •      Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but written or oral instructions.    
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  •      Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations    
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  •      Works under direct supervision    
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  •      Receives instructions, as needed, on routine work and more detailed instructions on new assignments    
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  •      Adheres to Good Manufacturing    
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  •      Practices and standard operating procedures    
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  •      Interacts regularly with co-workers, senior personnel and supervisor    
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  •      Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and occasionally with contacts outside own organization    
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  •      Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring minimal explanation or interpretation.    
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  •      Errors can be detected and corrected but may cause moderate loss of time or customer/user dissatisfaction and/or non-conformance
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   Education  

 

   Bachelors degree is preferred but not required in the sciences or engineering and 0-1 year relevant 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.