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Production Technician - Vaccines

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

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Overview

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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  • Health & Wellness

    Comprehensive coverage including medical, dental, vision, and health and wellness programs.

  • Financial

    Sanofi wants to ensure employees are equipped for financial health, Sanofi provides a competitive 401K Match program and Financial Wel-Being Tools and Programs.

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    Sanofi provides significant Work/Life benefits to help you excel beyond the workday. Including Workplace Flexibility through part‑time, remote work, flex‑time and job share options.

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Responsibilities

THIS IS A ROTATING 3RD SHIFT POSITION

Key Accountabilities

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

  • Works to support production units by consistently providing required materials in a timely manner. 

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

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

  • Ensures all required paperwork is complete, accurate and done in a timely manner to ensure accurate inventory. 

  • Completes tasks and corresponding documentation as required by cGMP.

  • Works to prepare assigned areas for the oncoming shifts. 

  • Completes at least one developmental class annually focused on one of the four core competencies. 

  • Works to become trained in all assigned training modules. 

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

  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

  • May participate in completion of quality documentation (BPR's, logbooks, etc.).FDA audit understanding and awareness. 

  • Participates in team meetings.  Actively communicates improvement ideas, issues, concerns, etc to team. 

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

  • Lead Operator, 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 were 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 Principal Investigators with projects.

  • All other duties 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

  • Prior or related cGMP or Pharmaceutical experience recommended

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

THE FINE PRINT 

Must successfully pass Aseptic Gown training to be considered for this position.

  • The candidate must be able to receive the influenza vaccine which is required for building access.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to train and work in multiple production areas in the Filling umbrella including material movement, prep, and the aseptic corridor.

  • Must ensure training and gowning status is acceptable all time to ensure agility to work in aseptic production areas.

  • Must be able to complete training in all areas as required this includes aseptic filling and machine operation.

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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Our people are responsible for managing their career
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