AbbVie

Senior Manufacturing Associate

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Worcester, MA, United States
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Ref
2008430
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

  • Transfers methods into Production instructions to allow for successful performance of scheduled campaigns.
  • Schedules work tasks, without assistance, to support project and campaign timelines.
  • Drafts broad scope and complexity documents. Circulates the documents to reviewers and without assistance responds to comments and questions. Manages document review and approval to meet project timelines.
  • Directs changeover activities with limited assistance.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Tracks ongoing problems and gathers information for analysis. Uses analysis to develop solutions to broad-level problems. Presents potential solutions to management and senior personnel, and with limited assistance creates an implementation plan.
  • Evaluates data for trends, which may impact other systems, projects, or areas.
  • Applies knowledge, experience, and technical skills to understand production objectives and evaluate potential changes, implement production initiatives. Executes systems and procedures efficiently and compliantly and evaluates systems for improvement potential. Develops and uses standard practices to ensure inter-group consistency.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required.
  • At least 8 years' experience in all aspects of manufacturing and production processes.
  • Knowledge of media and buffer preparation, cell culture and purification of biological drugs is required; Computer expertise and scheduling proficiency; In-depth knowledge of safety, quality systems, and current Good Manufacturing Practice is required; Expertise with tech transfer process and familiarity with equipment, facilities validation, and regulatory filings.
  • Must be flexible to handle multiple tasks including ability to handle pressure in a professional and positive manner; Effectively works in a team environment; Maintains high level of energy and professionalism on the job; Builds effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, cross-functioned groups, and management.
  • Uses problem solving skills when working on complex problems, where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Uses discretion and works under general supervision; Follows established procedures. Decisions are reviewed for soundness of technical judgment. Independently decides when to make minor adaptations or modifications.
  • Coordinates the completion of daily operational activities across a unit or sub-unit. Decisions, recommendations and actions contribute to the development of suite schedules and personnel allocation.
  • Provides technical direction and training to less senior personnel; Coordinates activities of sub-group and actively works with other sub-groups. Acts as advisor to unit or sub-unit becomes actively involved as required. Provides technical direction and training to less senior personnel. Participates in technical investigations and provides on the floor technical expertise; Provides a motivational and team building atmosphere. Acts as a mentor.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinates or functional peer groups at various management levels. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects, schedules, etc. Regularly discusses progress, problems, and proposed solutions with colleagues and senior personnel.
  • Detailed understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices as applied to equipment and process steps in area of responsibility. Able to make recommendations for improved compliance at plant level. In-depth knowledge of pertinent regulatory filings.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
No
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
IC
Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.