Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Operations Technician

IE-Roscommon-Athlone
1 month ago(12/14/2017 8:50 AM)
ID
2017-3327
# of Openings
1
Category
Manufacturing

Overview

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.


Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.


We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

Purpose Statement

This is a key role in the achievement of Jazz business objectives for the Jazz Development and Manufacturing facility. This role operates within a small cross-functional manufacturing team and is integral to support routine commercial manufacture while complying with regulatory standards. The incumbent needs to be flexible, hard-working and prepared to carry-out the full remit of operator duties as well as technical responsibilities.

Key Responsilbiities

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Updating and writing of operational and maintenance SOP’s
  • Assist in development of maintenance and calibration routines to ensure all manufacturing and utility equipment is maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration schedules on all manufacturing and service equipment as specified in the maintenance procedures.
  • Manufacture, fill and package products as required by the business
  • Complete Batch Records right first time
  • Keep accurate records of calibrations / maintenance/ preventative maintenance and traceability.
  • Accurately follow maintenance and production schedules
  • Undertake further training as required to enhance skills.
  • Collaborate with the Quality Control and Quality Assurance departments ensuring that all production, maintenance and calibration are in compliance with GMP directives.
  • Lead the training, retraining and cross training of fellow Operations Technicians on the set up and operation of all machines and equipment.
  • Proactively contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Provide support for receipt of material from suppliers into the warehouse, including sampling and securing of said material.
  • Provide support for shipment of product to various distributors
  • Report to and be directed by the Operations Manager.

Key Attributes

  • Highly flexible, works well in a team environment, and has necessary skills to organize, communicate, influence and lead.
  • Demonstrated capability in establishing collaborative working relationships at all levels, regardless of seniority
  • Possess fundamental scientific thought processes and demonstrated ability to apply this to overcome problems
  • Recognize areas for improvement, and use initiative to implement change programs in support of progress
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and to deliver objectives on time, every time, while meeting all compliance and cost targets
  • Through leading by example, cultivate and nurture culture of collaboration and participation among the team.
  • Foster a culture of change, innovation and self- improvement to maximise achievement of overall site goals
  • Be flexible in respect of overtime and shift changes and to participate in on-call procedures as required
  • Proven ability to accept change and an attitude that supports producing top quality products for the benefit of patients.
  • Willingness to perform a multitude of tasks with varying levels of complexity, from material movement to process manufacturing, equipment maintenance and facility housekeeping

Quality System Requirements

  • Ability to work in a GMP, Regulated environment
  • Must comply with Company policies and procedures

Qualifications and Experience

Qualification

  • Qualified Trade electrician or toolmaker preferred. Other relevant qualifications/experience will be considered
  • Additional Third level qualification in a relevant engineering or science discipline will be highly regarded

Experience

  • A number of years’ experience which suitably demonstrates the required skill for the position.
  • Experience in fill finish and packaging plant in a controlled environment (GMP, or Food and Beverage will also be applicable)
  • Experience in a start-up environment will be highly regarded
  • Excellent knowledge of materials and trade.
  • Flexible with broad skill set.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be PC literate, with emphasis in Microsoft word and Microsoft Excel

Other

  • Willingness to work in a truly multifunctional role
  • Diligent and thorough.
  • Maintain a high level of hygiene and housekeeping.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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