Shift Process Technologist - (Biotechnology)
Reed Scientific are currently working with an Industrial Biotechnology company based in the UK, who are looking for a Shift Process Technologist to add to their current team. Reporting to the Production Manager as the Shift Process Technologist, you will be responsible for managing a small shift and being part of a highly motivated operations team. You will be someone who is customer focused with a desire to learn and develop into this role, is flexible, proactive with an ability to undertake problem solving and make decisions. Role & Responsibilities Preparation, start up and monitoring of enzyme plant production process. Scale up and commercialisation of fermentation and downstream processing for new enzyme products. Diagnostic enzyme production. To undertake problem solving and decision making within a self-managed, continuous improvement environment. Working closely with Operations, Quality and New Product Development teams when developing new process/technical capabilities. Trouble shooting, solving process problems and exploring innovative solutions. Ensure effective communication on handover between shifts. Work within shift to ensure delivery of individual and team responsibilities and targets. Lead and supervise a small team. Deploy resources effectively. Providing input and support to gross margin improvement and cost reduction initiatives. Ensure maintenance of plant and equipment is carried out to agreed schedules. Execute basic mechanical and preventative maintenance tasks to minimise unplanned downtime. Report and track any maintenance issues or safety issues found during the shift. Respond positively and effectively to changing customer needs. Stock control of raw materials and finished goods. Write GMP work instructions and batch records. Programming of fermentation equipment. Produce reliable, accurate data and keep accurate records of work undertaken and results. Working with your team on continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives. Be conversant with and adopt the procedures stated in the Quality, Environmental Management System (QEMS) Manual and its supporting documents. Carry out the responsibilities stated in the Managing Director's Health & Safety Policy. Qualifications & Experience Degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry/Biology/Biochemistry or related Life Science subjects Experience in a GMP environment (FMCG/Pharmaceutical/Chemical), working in accordance with HACCP principles. Knowledge of lab and production scale equipment for fermentations and downstream processing. Operating manufacturing equipment. Leading, managing and developing a small team. Following standard operating procedures. Maintenance of production equipment. Basic engineering/scientific/chemical process skills. Working in controlled areas e.g. GMP, clean room. Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety Management systems. Aseptic techniques. Hours: 08:30 - 16:30 during training period and then you will be required to work 4 x 11 hr shifts 07:00 - 18:00 (4 on, 4 off shift rotation) Reed Specialist Recruitment is an Employment Agency and an Employment Business for permanent and temporary recruitment. In response to your application Reed will contact you by phone, email or SMS to discuss it and related opportunities. You can opt out at any time using the links provided.