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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc PFF-Filling Technician I/II/III in Clayton, North Carolina

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.

PFF-Filling Technician

Hours: During commissioning, shift will be first. Schedule may vary to meet the needs of the project.

Tech I

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for equipment setup and operation in a biologics processing environment for plasma derived pharmaceuticals

  • Class A/B gowning qualified for facility cleaning of fill suites

  • Operate support fill equipment such as the glass inspection stations, rinser/tunnel, VAM and over sealer. Load carts with vials or syringes

  • Perform SIP/PBC Operations and filter integrity testing

  • Prepare chemical solution for production use. Strict adherence to Dept. Safety Rules.

  • Perform material handling and glass inspection activities

  • Detailed, general facility housekeeping i.e. minor cleaning, keeping work and production area neat and free from clutter, etc.

  • Cleaning - Sanitization per procedures, documentation of sanitization, mopping, disinfecting (floors, walls, equipment)

  • Operate motorized (ie Fork truck, lift jack, etc.) transport equipment for moving supplies

  • Real time documentation (i.e. BPR) during production run and maintain accurate records/logs

  • Monitor and operate various computer control systems for production activities i.e. SCADA and Andover

Tech II:

Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties described at the Technician level

  • Fill room qualified with the ability to setup and operate fill equipment independently in an aseptic environment.

  • Demonstrates department specific aseptic techniques and capabilities.

  • May operate and monitor final container lyophilization, heat treatment, pasteurization, and cold box.

  • Operate filter integrity tester

  • Prepares and properly labels samples according to BPR and non-routine requests.

  • Independently interprets and utilizes information from company support systems

  • Assist with initial training responsibilities for the Technician level.

  • Trains less experienced Technicians in the use of applicable computer systems

  • Maintain their acceptable aseptic gowning qualification and media fill certification

Tech III:

Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties described at the Aseptic Filling Technician II level

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge, understanding, and application of GMP, GLP, safety, and housekeeping requirements.

  • Assist with changeover and set-up of Aseptic Filling Lines for vials of various sizes for production fills to meet production goals.

  • Serves as a liaison/SME on escalated filling equipment issues with Maintenance and Engineering partners.

  • Troubleshoot equipment and resolve routine mechanical issues. Provide recommendations on equipment preventive actions to increase efficiency and address issues.

  • Proficiently skilled in all process areas. Demonstrates the competence to perform all department process operations independently.

  • Capable of performing audits (i.e. housekeeping, facility, safety, documentation)

  • Provides proficient service to both internal and external customers.

  • Serves as a stand in for the Coordinator when necessary, demonstrating the ability to plan delegate daily assigned duties and structure work assignments.

  • Support Filling equipment and process improvement, including scheduling testing and other maintenance related tasks. Ensure all maintenance service requests are generated and resolved to closure.

  • Demonstrates considerable initiative in job performance so that close supervision is not necessary.

  • Exhibits collaborative skills to achieve mutual goals both within and outside of their department

  • Identifies/proposes alternative solutions to production and equipment problems. May be required to analyze unusual situations and recommend appropriate actions.

  • Maintaining all training responsibilities associated with the Technician III level

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Must possess a good math and mechanical aptitude with the ability to perform skills in an aseptic environment. Production work experience in a high volume manufacturing environment is desired. Must be able to function in an aseptic environment while maintaining the sterility of the product. Able to work effectively and efficiently as a member of a team. Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Continuous standing, walking and some bending is required. Off shift and overtime work may be necessary.

Requirements:

Tech I : High school diploma or equivalent plus Bioworks certificate or high school diploma or equivalent plus at least 1 year of experience in a regulated environment (i.e. FDS, USDA, NRC)

Tech II : In addition to the requirements listed above, the Aseptic Filling Technician II typically requires at least 1 year direct experience in an Aseptic environment to include gowning qualification and media fill certification.

Tech III: In addition to the requirements listed above, the Aseptic Filling Technician III typically requires at least 2 years direct experience in a Aseptic environment to include gowning qualification and media fill certification.

Work is performed in a manufacturing environment with rotating shifts. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to chemicals and to electrical manufacturing equipment and moving machinery. Exposure to high levels of noise. Occasional entry into confined spaces, requiring kneeling and squatting. Personal protective equipment required such as; protective eyewear, chemical suits, safety shoes and/or rubber footwear, gloves, hearing protection and a respirator. Work is performed sitting for 4-6 hours per day. Occasionally walks, stands and bends waist for 2-4 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of one hand with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Light to moderate lifting and carrying of 15-44lbs. for 1-2 hours per day with a maximum lift of 50lbs. May reach above and below shoulder height. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Frequently performs simple and routine tasks that vary little each day by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.

EEO/Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Req ID: 236429

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