Sr. Manufacturing Technician

NPS Pharmaceuticals

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The position will support the development of a new, state-of-the-art plasma processing facility that will bring Shire additional cGMP capacity for fractionation, purification, filling, and packaging for its biologic medications.

The SR Manufacturing Technician position is responsible for executing commissioning and validation activities in addition to other facility start-up support activities, as needed, then the role will transition to an operational manufacturing shift lead position where it is expected that the incumbent conducts all manufacturing department processes and assists the supervisor as needed. In addition to making routine revisions to documents, this position may rewrite complex procedures or initiate new procedures as applicable.  The incumbent has enough applied technical knowledge to perform moderate trouble shooting tasks and will assist in the execution of technical transfer activities.  This position has sufficient technical and administrative competence to organize and lead production activities, including demonstrating leadership in state-of-the-art cGMP compliance, and environmental health and safety skills. 

Drive schedule adherence on the Manufacturing floor.

Coordinate activities across the shift.

Escalate issues or decision effectively.

Containment of issues as they arise on shift.

Involved in hands-on execution of manufacturing operations.

Assist supervisor as needed on shift.

Accountability for results.

Support a perfect equipment culture, by assisting maintenance team during implementation of programs such as Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM), equipment reliability, Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) programs, etc.  

Contribute toward authoring SOPs and Job aids, associated to manufacturing processes.

Support process technical transfer activity execution.

Support the implementation of Kanban and 5S systems to assist from CQV to Full production environment.

Contribute to a culture of safety first in compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) through all manufacturing associates and production engineers. Understand and follow Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) packets.

Train and explain process to others and ensure execution of processes in production while strictly adhering to cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations which could apply.

Stay current with biopharmaceutical industry best practices and technologies

May perform other duties as assigned.




Education and/or Experience:

Must be able to read and follow detailed written/electronic instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.

In depth process understanding of primary work areas and manufacturing techniques (e.g. Buffer preparation, fractionation, purification, fill, finish).

Troubleshoot and identify atypical processing conditions and how to respond to them.

Basic Knowledge of Delta V, PLC based process control systems.  Human Machine Interface (HMI) configuration.

Basic Knowledge of instrumentation and mechanical equipment such as controllers, indicators, control valves, PLC, analyzers, sensors, pumps etc.

Understanding of supplier/customer process streams and interdependencies.

Must have customer services and leadership attitude to take ownership of any maintenance related problem.

Must be able to read, write and converse in English.

Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions and have good verbal/written communication skills.

Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and US standards of measurement.

Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area.

Must demonstrate importance of working in a regulated environment.

Must have the knowledge and ability to use a personal computer, electronic mail systems and navigate and conduct searches on the intranet.

Must have and display the following personal attributes:  Integrity and trust, work ethic, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, pragmatism, courage and conviction.

Experience in a regulated production

environment desirable:


 Bachelor’s degree in science /

engineering with 1+ years of or

 AA or equivalent and 6+ years of

experience or

 High School diploma with 8+ years of



Must have working knowledge of

scientific principles. Scientific or

technical degree preferred.

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Executive / senior industry position


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Executive / senior industry position