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Production Technician I - (Frederick, MD)

MedImmune, LLC

Frederick, MD
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Full time
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Required Education:
Associates Degree
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Job Description

                                       Location:Frederick, Maryland, United States
Job reference: R-003221

Posted date: Feb. 23, 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 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  

  •      Operation of upstream / downstream / central services processing equipment according to established SOPs. This equipment includes but is not limited to bioreactors, TFF skids, biological safety cabinets, incubators, chromatography skids, UFDF skids, autoclaves, washers, and product hold tanks.    
  •      Upstream / downstream / central services processing according to established manufacturing production records (MPRs & SPRs) in accordance with cGMPs    
  •      Provide training on these activities and able to operate process equipment with intent to be qualified    
  •      Revise cGMP documentation    
  •      Other duties as assigned or identified    


   Essential Requirements  


  •      Qualified in Production Technician duties    
  •      Considerable knowledge of the job.    
  •      Complete acquaintance with and understanding of the general and detailed aspects of the job, and their practical applications to problems and situations ordinarily encountered    
  •      Advanced knowledge of cGMP standards    
  •      Basic equipment knowledge to perform first line trouble shooting and root cause analysis    


  •      BS/BA degree preferred. Associates degree and High School Diploma acceptable with experience.    

   Years of Experience  

  •      0-1 years of experience with Bachelors, 1-2 years of experience with Associates, 3-5 years of with High School Diploma.    

   Desirable Requirements  

   Problem Solving  

  •      Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.    
  •      Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations    

   Freedom to Act  

  •      Limited supervision and minimal instructions needed on routine work    
  •      Detailed instructions given on new lines of work or special assignments    


  •      Errors may be difficult to detect and would normally result in loss of material or equipment down-time.    

   Interpersonal Communications  

  •      Occasional contacts with individuals representing other departments    
  •      Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation    

   Supervisory/Management Skills  

  •      Good organizational skills    
  •      Situational Self Leadership    


  •      BS/BA degree preferred. Associates degree and High School Diploma acceptable with 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.