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Sanofi Group Equipment Specialist - Vaccines in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

This will be a 2nd position in B79.

WHO WE ARE:

Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of Sanofi. We believe in a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. The Swiftwater site is located in northeast Pennsylvania and is home to the production of over 120 million doses of vaccine each year.

At Sanofi Pasteur’s Swiftwater site, we manufacture and market vaccines to help prevent diseases —some of which have a seasonal demand. Given this seasonality, peak manufacturing periods require greater levels of labor and it is important that we have the optimal number of employees to meet the demand. At the same time, we must adjust staffing during non-peak times.

Performs production in accordance with volume fluctuation, business needs, and effective procedures in in the manufacturing area. This position is responsible for manufacturing activities in the assigned area.  Also, possesses the ability to work independently to assist standard scheduled maintenance and perform minor equipment repairs.

During both Northern Hemisphere and Non-Peak periods technicians may be required to move to another department or location within the Swiftwater operations on a short term, long term, or permanent basis due to production needs. Technicians should expect to work in multiple buildings within the Biologics platform. Immunization against Influenza is required to operate within the manufacturing building. Some overtime work/off shift work hours may be required based on business needs. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the completion of sampling and corresponding documentation as required.

  • Ensures the completion of process order and bin to bin movements in an accurate and timely manner to ensure accurate inventory.

  • Participates in all aspects of inventory management (SAP, cycle counting, ordering, etc.).

  • Works to prepare assigned areas for the oncoming shifts and resolves production issues.

  • Completes tasks and corresponding documentation as required by cGMP.

  • Works with Lead Technicians as well as Managers to ensure a smooth operation.

  • Actively on the production floor and works to become trained on all assigned training modules and continues development by completing at least one developmental class annually.

  • Completes at least one developmental class outside of the core competencies annually.

  • Actively seeks out cross training in other areas whenever possible.

  • Trains and orients new team members (at any level) as assigned in multiple areas.

  • Understands next steps and works to guide others through the process to complete them.

  • Understands science behind process steps and technology.

  • Ensures all areas within the facility are adequately covered at all times.

  • May serve as processing room lead or provide leadership and strive to become experts in their assigned areas.

  • Follows all effective procedures to ensure personal safety as well as the safety of others.

  • Participates in monthly safety meetings and reports all safety issues, concerns, incidents and near misses to the team leadership.

  • Actively participates in safety walkthroughs coordinated by the safety team.

  • Provides input for potential safety issues as well as contributing ideas for corrective and preventative actions.

  • Works with the safety team to ensure that the resources required to address safety issues are secured in a timely manner and that the effective resolutions are put into place and trained upon.

  • Works with the safety and leadership team to implement all safety initiatives by actively and effectively communicating across all departments and the initiatives and by helping others to understand the initiatives.

  • Ensures training is completed on all safety implementations.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and makes repairs to production equipment or other area equipment according to instructions.

  • Assists maintenance with scheduled PMs and visually inspects and tests assigned machines and equipment for proper functionality.

  • May be required to order/requisition parts when assisting on duty maintenance technicians.

  • Perform minor repairs on production machines and/or equipment when a malfunction has been detected.

  • May discusses machine operation variations with area manager and maintenance technicians to diagnose problem and repair the machine.

  • Develop, coordinate and track equipment work orders to identify trends.

  • Ability to troubleshoot quickly upon startup of production equipment to rectify or propose timely solution to keep on time starts and production running continuously.

  • Follows effective procedures to ensure the production of a safe and efficacious products.

  • Has a thorough working knowledge of the cGMP’s and works to help others understand.

  • Identifies areas of deficiency and offers suggestions for improvements.

  • Identifies deviations and aids in investigations and root cause analysis.

  • Works to complete quality documentation (BPR’s, logbooks, etc) accurately in a timely manner.

  • Reviews quality documentation for completeness.

  • Understands the function of the quality group and works with them to maintain a positive rapport with teams supporting the manufacturing areas.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School or equivalent diploma with 3 years’ experience in cGMP or Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Associates with 2 years’ experience in cGMP or Pharmaceutical industry

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 1 years’ experience in cGMP or Pharmaceutical industry.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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