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Manufacturing Technician III

Date:  Jul 21, 2021
Location: 

Maryland Heights, MO, United States

About Curium

Curium is the world’s largest nuclear medicine company with more than a century of industry experience. We develop, manufacture and distribute world-class radiopharmaceutical products to help patients around the globe. Our proven heritage combined with a pioneering approach are the hallmarks to deliver innovation, excellence and unparalleled service.

 

With manufacturing facilities across Europe and the United States, Curium delivers SPECT, PET and therapeutic radiopharmaceutical solutions for life-threatening diseases to over 14 million patients annually. The name ‘Curium’ honors the legacy of pioneering radioactive researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, after whom the radioactive element curium was named and emphasizes our focus on nuclear medicine. The tagline ‘Life Forward’ represents our commitment to securing a brighter future for all those we serve: An enhanced quality of care for our patients. A trusted partner to our customers. A supportive employer to our valued team.

 

Summary of Position

Performs all tasks associated with assembling, formulating, dispensing, and packaging of radioactive components Reactor Hot Products (RHP) Lab according to cGMP guidelines in order to meet production demands. 

 

Schedule

Monday through Friday, 5am – 1:30pm

Essential Functions

  • Ensure a safe and quality working environment through training, awareness, and compliance to safety guidelines and SOP’s.  
  • Ensure the maintenance of their department, premises and equipment.
  • Conduct room release to check for exceptions that would hinder effective production.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of department (structure of area), premises (facilities) and equipment (all equipment and tools), report any deficiencies to coordinator and/or supervisor.
  • Walk-through to check for irregularities that would hinder effective production.
  • Perform line clearance to ensure nothing left from the previous lot and that the room is clean.
  • Keep extensive log books to record important information in order to ensure compliance.
  • Set up, maintain, operate and clean equipment and work area according SOPs and cGMP guidelines. Immediate report any item not working or in proper cGMP condition.
  • Pick up and deliver raw materials from loading dock to production area using pallet jacks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to participate in the manufacturing process and understanding of the operation and associated documentation requirements for production in a reasonable period of time. 
  • Train on aspects of the manufacturing process in the  area(s) including but not limited to: overall process, individual task, trouble shooting, escalation plan, safety concerns, documentation, cleaning, cGMPs, SOPs, company policies, gowning and lean processes such as 5S and Kiazen.
  • Perform Batch Record calculations (including complex calculations) and maintain all documentation according to SOPs and cGMP Guidelines.
  • Accurately label selected products with tracking and the appropriate FDA labels.
  • Accurately count materials and labels to track used and unused raw materials for placement in the batch record.
  • Demonstrate the ability to participate in the production processes with supervisor and/or leadership support. Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Awareness of FDA, NRC, ALARA, and OSHA requirements.
  • Ability to identify and verify appropriate materials, area conditions, process for production and elevate any abnormalities in the process, with materials or in area conditions to coordinator and/or supervisor.
  • Assist and support (when appropriate), investigation, reliability team meeting, root cause analysis, SOP and Batch record improvements, Kaizen, Customer Complaints, data collection and downtime issue resolutions.
  • Prepare some chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Order and inventory materials to maintain supplies.
  • Participate and perform effectively in a team environment and interact with multiple departments to ensure the operational success of the team.
  • Develop and train personnel to ensure a cross functional operations culture.
  • Follow all written procedures and verbal instructions and communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Set up and verify the functionality of safety equipment.
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products.
  • Test products or subassemblies for functionality or quality.
  • Plan and lay out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
  • Start up and shut down processing equipment.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. College level course work in Mechanics, Engineering Technical trade, or Chemistry preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of manufacturing experience preferred (regulated environment, attention to detail and following detailed instruction).  
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices c(GMP) and applicable Quality System Standards.
  • Must be willing to work around radioactive and/or non-radioactive materials.
  • Willingness to work rotating shifts, weekends, and overtime, as necessary.

 

Working Conditions

  • Willingness to work in plant producing radioactive materials and requiring all employees to participate in safety programs designed to minimize potential and/or actual exposure levels.
  • Must be willing to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
  • Willingness to work in a team based environment. 
  • Close attention to detail required. 
  • May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time while performing duties. 
  • Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.  
  • Frequent handling of radioactive cyclotron components.
  • Frequent work around high voltages.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift, walk, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and climb stairs without accommodation.  
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Curium is an equal opportunity employer and believes everyone deserves respect, dignity and equality.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 


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