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Production Technician - Inspection - Vaccines

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

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Vaccine Production Technician – FFIP

This will be a X shift position.

Who We Are

Sanofi 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.

The Formulation, Filling, Inspection & Packaging (FFIP) team is comprised of highly skilled professionals who work to transform drug substances into finished products in vial or syringe presentations of the highest quality, ready for distribution around the world.

Who You Are

The production technician is the “heartbeat” of the Drug Product vaccine manufacturing and is primarily responsible for the high quality and efficient production of our vaccines in accordance with current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for all relevant regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA).

What You Will Do


Performs production in accordance with volume fluctuation, business need, and effective procedures.

Must be flexible to ensure staffing for changing business volume and needs.


Identifies all production issues and relays them to the leadership team.

Detail orientation

Works to complete quality documentation (batch production records, logbooks, etc.) accurately in a timely manner. 

Continuous improvement

Identifies and communicates deficiencies and opportunities for improvement to leadership.

Team environment

Works with Senior Technicians, Leads and Managers to ensure a smooth operation.


Basic knowledge of business applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and use of SAP for real time transactions related to batch production.

Quality & Safety

Understanding of the CFR (code of federal regulations) / PAI inspection readiness 

FDA audit understanding and awareness.


Works to become trained in all assigned training modules.  Trains and orients new team members (at any level) as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED with at least 6 months of manufacturing, warehouse or logistics work experience


  • Associate or Bachelors' degree in Life Sciences or other relevant fields of study with no prior manufacturing experience necessary.

  • Prior work experience in a regulated production environment (e.g., GMP - Good Manufacturing Practice)

  • Ability to use Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) to control industrial processes

  • Evidence of basic mechanical aptitude, computer skills, good comprehension skills, retention skills, manual dexterity, and ability to troubleshoot.


  • For influenza production roles (excluding FFIP roles): candidate must be able to be receive influenza vaccine which is required for building access

  • For aseptic area production roles (excluding Flu production tech roles): candidate must be able to obtain and maintain current aseptic gowning qualification

  • This position may be required to be moved or temporarily flexed to another department or building within the FFIP operation due to business needs. Additionally, candidates should expect to work in multiple buildings. Some over-time/off-shift work hours may be required based on business needs. We will attempt to provide as much advance notice as possible, two weeks where applicable if any such change is needed.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs., and bend/lift/move objects as part of the job.

  • Able to stand for up to 8 hours a day (with occasional breaks)

What We Offer

Sanofi provides a total rewards employment offer including, but not limited to, competitive pay, industry leading 401(k) match, immediate participation in comprehensive welfare benefits, tuition reimbursement (for associate and bachelor's degree programs) and generous paid time off. Successful incumbents in the Vaccine Filling Technician have grown their career to other opportunities like Senior Production Technician, Lead Production Technician or Principal Investigator, to name a few.

Become a member of the Swiftwater Industrials – the high-performing production team dedicated to the life-saving mission of Sanofi!

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.


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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