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Pharma/Biologics Manufacturing Technician(Abbvie)


Posted: 4 months ago

Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Job Title

Pharma/Biologics Manufacturing Technician(Abbvie)

Job Descriptions

Welcome to AbbVie!
AbbVie employees work every single day to discover and address many of the world's most pressing health challenges. Our work helps people live better lives. When you have patients depending on your solutions, you look for the best people, and when we find them, we make it our business to treat them well.

We are now recruiting experienced Manufacturing Technicians to join our NPI Pharma Tech Operations team in AbbVie Westport, Co Mayo. 

As our new Manufacturing Technician, you will be responsible for all manufacturing activities necessary to support a tech transfer of a NPI to accommodate clinical manufacture of small and large molecule products.  Your new duties will involve (1) Manufacturing, (2) Process Development, (3) Biologic Drug Product commercial support, and (4) New Product Introduction/Project Management. As part of a team, you will be responsible for ensuring that drug product manufacturing is performed in compliance with site and GMP procedures, and that scheduling and manufacturing meets global request timelines. Flexibility around shifts will be required.

If great benefits, a defined career path, and work-life balance are important in your next career move, then read on to find out more:

Key activities you will perform in the role:
•    Manufacturing of clinical, non-clinical and pre-clinical material.
•    Batch preparation activities (vial washing, load sterilization, area preparation
•    Compounding, sterile filtration and sterile filling
•    Work with various vendors on the development/improvement of new and existing systems regarding single use technologies.
•    Aid in running a multi-product suite, changing between different product campaigns without issue.
•    Support process development and technology transfer of products for clinical supply and successful regulatory approval of new product submissions
•    Provide strong scientific leadership for ongoing marketed commercial products providing technical support and expertise to troubleshoot and lead investigational enquiries where necessary.
•    Review and author technical documents, including protocols, reports, batch manufacturing documents and CMC sections of regulatory dossiers.
•    Participate in and lead cross-functional teams with other functions, including R&D, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Operations and Validation

The educational background and preferred experience we look for:
•    3rd level qualification in a technical/scientific discipline
•    2+ years in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry is preferred.
•    Prior knowledge of aseptic practices in clean room environments is essential.
•    Strong knowledge of GMP regulatory guidelines, quality systems, drug product manufacturing and validation is essential.
•    Understanding of autoclave sterilization, depryogenation, and filter integrity testing is essential.
•    Knowledge of lyophilization and freeze dryer operations is desirable.
•    Experience with single use technologies is desirable.
•    Well-developed technical writing, organisational, and communication skills are essential.
•    Experience acting as an individual contributor and working well in project and team-based environments is essential.
•    Pro-active approach with proven problem-solving skills is desirable.

So, are you ready to join this ambitious and diverse Pharma Tech Operations team? Apply today!

AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

Travel: No

Job Type: Experienced

Schedule: Full-time


Bachelors Degree

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