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Senior Manufacturing Technician

Date:  Aug 6, 2022
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

The role of a Senior Manufacturing Technician is to perform all tasks associated with formulation, preparation, assembling, and packaging of components, according to cGMP Guidelines to meet production demands.  The Senior Manufacturing Technician will have advanced knowledge of the manufacturing process and serve as one of several lead technicians while coordinating work within the standard operating procedures (SOP’s). 

 

Work Schedule: Sunday - Thursday 2:00 am - 10:30 am

Essential Functions

  • Ensure strict adherence to quality, safety, regulatory and written procedures in the manufacture of products in accordance with OSHA and CFR (cGMP) guidelines.
  • Ensure vigilance to the production schedule to meet customer demands and reduce overtime (ensure most effective and efficient use of personnel, materials and time).
  • Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the department and business.
  • Takes ownership and is an active member with continuous improvement activities including:  reliability team meetings, root cause analysis, SOP and Batch record improvements, Kaizen events, and Customer Complaints.
  • Ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of department, premises and equipment.
  • Perform Batch Record calculations (including complex calculations) and maintain all documentation according to SOPs and cGMP Guidelines. Review documentation, make corrections, and sign off as required by SOPs and cGMP Guidelines.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Participate and perform effectively in a team environment and interact with multiple departments to ensure the operational success of the team.
  • Follow all written procedures and verbal instructions and communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Inspect in-process and finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
  • Ability to identify and verify appropriate materials, area conditions, process for production and address any abnormalities in the process, with materials or in area conditions in collaboration with Quality and leadership.
  • Take full ownership and accountability of equipment, process and area assigned to or related to production process.
  • Use logical methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions and is able to makes sound decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick quality decision.
  • Must be willing to attend additional training/schooling when required.

Requirements

  • Bachelor or Associates degree with classes in chemistry, biology, or biotechnology is preferred. Technical certification or working experience in lieu of education will be considered.
  • Three or more years of work experience required in a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Proven high performer capable of meeting or exceeding goals on time as well as meeting objectives of the team.
  • Exemplary team building behavior and a proven collaborative attitude.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude as well as scientific background.
  • Able to provide front line troubleshooting of equipment/process issues.
  • Thorough understanding of the needs of internal/external customers and ensuring customer satisfaction a top priority.
  • Capable of adjusting to changes and dealing effectively with uncertainties in the workplace.
  • Experience generating new and valuable ideas and effective solutions to difficult problems; connecting previously unrelated notions.
  • Strong motivation and ability to achieve work goals and quantifiable business results.
  • Willingness to help outside your department and within your department outside your normal or assigned responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to the needs of the department and business.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices c(GMP)’s and applicable Quality System Standards.
  • 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 handle average to heavy weight materials by hand.  Material handling devices (e.g., hand truck, fork truck, and conveyors) are used when possible, and use of proper lifting and movement techniques is necessary to prevent injury.
  • Must be able to physically negotiate stairs and evacuation ladders with or without accommodation, to wear and operate safety equipment, enter vessels, inspect equipment, drive forklifts.
  • Must be able to wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as deemed necessary by EH&S, leadership team, corporate, or safety guidelines.
  • Willingness to work in a team based environment. 
  • Close attention to detail required. 
  • May be required to stand or sit for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be able to stand 8+ hours a day.
  • Responsibilities also include the ability to lift heavy objects (50 to 70 pounds), kneeling, crouching, twisting the upper body, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reach, and climbing stairs and ladders with or 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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