Senior Laboratory Engineering Specialist
Follow Your Genki to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB)
The work we do at FDB has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We are growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. Join FDB and help create the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. We are proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy and drive - what FDB call Genki
Summary: Senior Lab Engineering Specialist is senior-level position in the Laboratory Engineering department of FDBT. The primary purpose of this position is to provide day to day technical support for the analytical equipment within Manufacturing, Quality Control, Analytical and Process Development organizations. In addition, this position is a major contributor to implementation of new technology and equipment life cycle monitoring.
Under minimal supervision, the Senior Laboratory Engineering Specialist is responsible for the day to day operational, maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting support for analytical equipment in Manufacturing, Quality Control, Analytical and Process Development. Additional responsibilities include supporting the design, procurement, installation, and start-up of new analytical equipment in accordance with FDBT standards and cGMP regulatory requirements. This position may require support outside of normal business hours.
This position requires a sound working knowledge of pharmaceutical analytical/processing equipment and will provide support and ownership of the analytical equipment and systems including but not limited to Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy Plate Reader, Densitometry, Cell Counting, and various analytical data collection systems, i.e., Empower, SoftmaxPRO, and Unicorn. The Senior Laboratory Engineering Specialist will maintain working knowledge for all such systems allowing for effective technical support. Additionally, a basic understanding of PC troubleshooting, networking, and Microsoft Active Directory is a plus.
Support validation protocols execution.
Provide hands-on and effective diagnostics/troubleshooting functions
Support the design and implementation of sound engineering solutions for mitigating existing operational issues, drive continuous improvement, and introduce new technology in accordance with FDBT standards and cGMP regulatory requirements
Provide laboratory engineering support for capital projects concurrently with a dynamic workload based upon site priorities
Troubleshoot technological issues and solve problems quickly to ensure our business operations run smoothly.
Review technical equipment operating manuals for recommending routine maintenance, calibration, spare parts, and other systems as needed.
Act as a subject matter expert for the development of engineering and validation documents, i.e., User Requirement Specification, Functional Specification, Design Specifications, and Guidelines for new and existing analytical/process equipment systems.
Develop, mentor, and train coworkers as well as peers on analytical equipment functionality, troubleshooting, and diagnostic techniques to enhance the overall capability of the organization.
Develop and revise laboratory engineering SOPs.
Support investigations to properly identify root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventative actions to prevent reoccurrence.
Interface and build collaborative partnerships with key site functions including Manufacturing, Analytical and Process Development, Technical Operations, Engineering, and Quality to deliver site goals and objectives.
Lead tasks with minimal or no guidance and supervision.
Interface with IT to ensure GMP and GLP compliant integrations.
Prepare, assist, and participate in system, specification development, and design.
Support data integrity initiatives.
Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry codes.
Actively manage contractor activities to ensure work quality and safe practices to facilitation of contractor training
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Skills & Abilities:
Familiarity with GAMP and other approaches to System Development Life Cycles (SDLC).
Good understanding of cGMP industry standards for analytical test equipment, systems quality test requirements, and 21 CFR Part 11.
Understands change control and CAPA.
Effective organizational, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate within cross-functional teams and to management.
Working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
Desire to work in fast-paced, state of the art, research and customized manufacturing facility.
Proficient computer skills with experience using Windows based operating systems with an understanding of installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools.
Strong technical aptitude for problem solving and data driven decision making.
Basic understanding of site initiatives and the impact on regulatory guidelines.
Experience with analytical methods supporting biopharmaceutical processing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team-based environment.
Maintains effective relationships across functional units gaining their trust and respect.
Openly shares knowledge/information needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
Exhibits professionalism and sets an example for others to follow.
Self-starter and detail oriented.
Ability to manage commitments while displaying an eagerness to learn and continuously improve.
Effective presentation skills with the ability to clearly articulate sound reasoning and data for recommended courses of action.
Ability to discuss normally encountered technical issues, both verbally and written, in a manner that is understood by non-technical personnel
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
Experience prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.
Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.
The ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Working on ladders.
Be exposed to noisy environments.
Attendance is mandatory.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Technical discipline with a minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant technical experience; OR
Associates Degree and nine (9) years’ relevant technical experience; OR
High School Diploma or GED and eleven (11) years’ relevant experience.
Must include a minimum of five (5) years in the bio-pharmaceutical industry in a role requiring hands on experience with analytical/process equipment covering Quality Control and Process Development organizations.
Master’s Degree in a Science or Technical discipline.
A+ Certification or equivalent training is a plus.
Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail FDBTHR@fujifilm.com or call 979-431-3500.
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