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Production Technician - Vaccines | Full Time | All Shifts

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

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Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Our Sanofi Pasteur Swiftwater, PA site, where we both research and manufacture vaccines since 1897, has had a tremendous impact on global health and the quality of human life. Nestled among the Pocono Mountains in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, Sanofi Pasteur is home to state-of-the-industry facilities—and a rich and unique history. Our Swiftwater campus is more than 500 acres, housing 44 buildings and encompassing more than one million square feet of building space. Many of our facilities, while bright and modern, still retain the rustic charm of the original stonework.

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LUCAS GEORGE Director of Viral Manufacturing - Biologics

Responsibilities

This will be a 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift position with a 40hr work schedule

Who We Are

Sanofi is the vaccines division of Sanofi Inc. 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 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.

Who You Are

You are a detail-oriented person who thrives in a fast-paced team environment.

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

Like all production positions at the Company, this position may be required to be moved or temporarily flexed to another department or location within the Biologics platform due to business needs. This is a 40-hour work week.  Additionally, candidates should expect to work in multiple buildings including Building 79, Building 59 and Building 37.  We will attempt to provide as much advance notice as possible if any such change is needed. Some off-shift work may be required based on business needs.  The Technician is responsible for production in accordance with volume fluctuation, business needs, and effective procedures. 

Performs production

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

  • Responsible for Manufacturing activies in assigned area. Ensures all materials required for production are available prior to need. 

  • Completes sampling and corresponding documentation as required. Completes move tickets and picklists in an accurate and timely manner to ensure accurate inventory. 

  • Participates in all aspects of inventory management (SAP, cycle counting, ordering, etc.). Identifies all production issues and relays them to the leadership team. Works to prepare assigned areas for the oncoming shifts.

  • Completes tasks and corresponding documentation as required by cGMP.  Works with Senior Technicians and Managers to ensure a smooth operation.

Continues development

  • Works to become trained in all assigned training modules. 

  • Trains and orients new team members (at any level) as assigned

Safety

  • Follows all procedures put into effect to ensure your safety as well as the safety of others.  Participates in monthly safety meetings. 

  • Report all safety issues, concerns, incidents and near misses to the team leadership. 

  • Actively participates in safety walkthroughs coordinated by the department’s safety team. 

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

Follows all procedures   

  • Follows effective procedures to ensure the production of a safe and efficacious product.  Works to understand cGMP’s. 

  • Identifies areas of deficiency to the leadership team and offers potential suggestions for improvements. 

  • Participates in both deviation investigations when appropriate and implementation plans to ensure a quality product.

  • Works with the leadership team to complete deviation investigations and root cause analysis.  Works to complete quality documentation (BPR’s, logbooks, etc) accurately in a timely manner.  CFR (code of federal regulations) / PAI inspection readiness. 

  • FDA audit understanding and awareness.

Participates in team meetings. 

  • Participates in team meetings. 

  • Actively communicates improvement ideas, issues, concerns, etc to team members. 

  • Participates in cross functional teams where necessary to complete projects in an effective and timely manner

  • Completes picklists and move tickets for all tasks completed on any given day.  This may require inputting data into SAP, along with entering work orders and reagent orders. 

  • Ensures proper process area operation by pre and post run set up and maintenance of lab and equipment. 

  • Recommends changes to BPRs, SOPS and SWIs when warranted.  Write and edit documents under supervision. 

  • Seeks out cross training in other areas whenever possible. 

  • Responsible for assisting in writing and assisting incident investigations, CAPA's, change controls, along with assisting the higher tech levels and Principle Investigators with projects. 

  • All other duties as assigned

Key accountabilities:

  • Ensures all materials required for production are available prior to need

  • Ensures completion of sampling & corresponding documentation as required

  • Participates or leads in all aspects of production process (SAP, cycle counting, LIMS, material ordering, Labwatch, Phenix, Medasys, DeltaV, Etc.)

  • Works to resolve all production issues, and relays them to their leadership team

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

  • Ensures that the team is thinking and working ahead whenever possible 

  • Completes tasks and corresponding documentation as required by cGMP

  • Identifies deviations and aids investigations and root cause analysis 

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

  • Becomes trained in all assigned training modules

  • Follows all procedures put into effect to ensure safety and the safety of others. 

  • Reports all safety issues, concerns, incidents and near misses to area management.

  • Based on department assignment, may be required to participate in the execution on the floor of Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation activities of production equipment and production processes.  Responsibilities include equipment set-up, operations and troubleshooting, environmental monitoring, etc.

What You Will Do

Delivery

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

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

Communication

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 and Managers to ensure a smooth operation.

Systems

Basic knowledge of business applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Use of SAP

Quality & Safety

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

FDA audit understanding and awareness

Training

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

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

THE FINE PRINT:

  • This position may be required to be moved or temporarily flexed to another department or building within the Biologics 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 to 25 lbs., bend/lift/move objects as part of the job.

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

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. All US based roles require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

According to the CDC, an individual is considered to be “fully vaccinated” fourteen (14) days after receiving (a) the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or (b) the single dose of the J&J vaccine. Fully vaccinated, for new Sanofi employees, is to be fully vaccinated 14 DAYS PRIOR TO START DATE.  

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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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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