Biologics Manufacturing Services Technician

Biologics Manufacturing Services Technician

Job Title: Biologics Manufacturing Services Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Worthing
Salary: £18,000 pro rata
Start Date: 2019-07-24
Reference: J16309 AP
Contact Name: Adrienn Prezenszki
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2019 09:43

Job Description

Are you a motivated, versatile person who takes real pride in your work? A new position has been created for a Manufacturing Services Technician, to provide support to a team which manufactures Pharmaceutical products in a sterile clean room setting. This is a temporary position for 6 months, to cover maternity leave until around February 2020.
You will be paid an hourly rate that is equivalent to a salary of £18,000 per year. You will work 7am-3pm Monday to Friday, apart from during busy periods when you may be required to start at 6.30am and work slightly longer hours in peak season (not every day and no more than 1 hour).
We are looking for someone with a positive and supportive manner, precision and attention to detail, who takes pride in their work and is happy to be in a regulated production environment. You will need to wear full protective clothing (mob cap, gloves and safety glasses). If you have worked in a regulated setting (e.g. GMP, ISO, sterile / aseptic etc) and are used to following SOPs precisely, we would love to hear from you.
Your primary duties will be:
  • Setting up vaccines ready for manufacture within a strictly controlled sterile GMP clean room environment
  • Checking batch record documents to ensure they are filled out correctly
  • Providing operators in the clean room with products and vials for manufacture
  • Operation of VHP (vaporized hydrogen peroxide) to decontaminate/sterilize work stations and equipment
  • General support tasks
The Company
A pioneering Pharmaceutical organisation working with biological substances to assist drug development and produce innovative new treatments for people worldwide. The company is well known in the local area for its positive and supportive working environment. You will be joining a small, collaborative team that forms part of the Primary Production department, preparing substances that will be used in the development and manufacturing of vaccines for patients across several countries. The company is easily accessible by car or train.
The Role
This is a unique position that supports the production of liquid vaccines. You will be based in the busy Sterile Production area, where a variety of liquid vaccines are manufactured by hand for individual patients. You will be supporting the manufacturing operators with providing them the necessary ingredients & equipment (vials & component) ready to manufacture the vaccines. Following strict regulations, you will assist with preparing, cleaning and sterilizing equipment as well.  You must have good hygiene standards, as the whole production area operates with strict GMP and Health & Safety policies and follows Sterile / Aseptic guidelines.
You will spend a lot of the day on your feet and there will be some lifting (not heavy) involved. Your role will involve setting up vaccines for manufacture, checking documentation, using state-of-the art machinery (autoclaves, balances etc) and ensuring that all work in the Production area meets high standards. You will be working in a friendly, welcoming team of people who are genuinely passionate about what the company is doing.
We are looking for a committed, hard-working individual who has some experience from a regulated clean room environment and is keen to learn all about the highly controlled manufacture of patient-specific drugs, made to order by hand. You must have a service and support mentality, able to follow instructions and self-motivated. Candidates will be considered from industries such as Food, Medical Devices, Precision Engineering, Lab Testing (including microbiology testing), Diagnostics etc. If you have worked in a GMP clean room environment, or a sterile area, it would be a very strong advantage, but this is not essential. Above all else, we want someone with excellent communication skills, ability to work in a methodical, clean and tidy way and follow strict guidelines with a strong attention to detail and the ability to get on well with people at all levels.
This is a temporary position until around February 2020. You will be paid an hourly rate that is equivalent to an annual salary of £18,000.