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Manufacturing Technician

Cork, Ireland
Operations (Generalist)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905709747W

Role: Manufacturing Technician
Location: Ringaskiddy Cork, Ireland
Reports to: Operations Team Lead

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100 acre site with an investment of €500 million. For more than 25 years we have been a global leader in the field of biomedicines, in particular pioneering monoclonal antibody technology a cutting-edge approach to producing medicines that launched a new generation of products to treat immune related diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis. 
The facility in Ringaskiddy is operational producing biomedicines for both the treatment of immune related diseases and new and innovative cancer treatments. 

In 2017, Janssen Sciences Ireland UC announced that it is to invest more than €300 million in the expansion of its manufacturing plant that will create more than 200 new jobs. 

We require a number of Manufacturing Technicians for the expansion in 2019.
We will commence the recruitment process in January 2019.

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Job Purpose

A Manufacturing Technician supports manufacture of quality biomedicines in accordance with cGMP and EHS requirements. Reporting to the Operations Team Leader, this position is responsible for day-to-day activities within the Operations department. These activities include (but are not confined to):
As a Manufacturing Technician, your typical day may include:

General Activities
•Working assigned shift patterns to meet business needs and Operations schedule.
•Use of DCS (e.g Delta V), MES and PLC control systems to execute processing steps.
•Assembly and Disassembly of processing equipment.
•Integrity testing of process filters.
•Sampling of product streams, clean utilities and performance of environmental monitoring (routine and batch specific) according to site procedures.
•CIP/SIP of processing equipment.
•Cleaning and sanitization of Operations facility.
•First line maintenance and calibration of equipment.
•Support of Commissioning and Qualification activities.

There are 3 specific areas during the manufacturing process and each area has individual responsibilities and requirements outlined below:

Cell Culture Activities
•Media Preparation, filtration and storage.
•Assembly and disassembly of the Bioreactor vessels.
•Assembly and disassembly of cell culture recovery equipment (ATF/Biomass systems).
•Employ strict aseptic technique to all cell culture activities.
•Monitor and control, media harvest hold area.
•Continuous monitoring of cell culture process.

Purification Activities
•Chromatography processing of biopharmaceutical product using Unicorn control system.
•Filtration, Ultrafiltration and Virus filtration of purified product.
•Final filtration , filling and finishing of purified product.

Bioprocess Supply Activities
•Assembly and disassembly of Operations equipment for cleaning and sterilization.
•Operation of washers and autoclaves to clean and sterilize equipment.
•Operation of COP and SOP booths.
•Buffer and media preparation.

What we’re about:

We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each:

•Passionate about doing what’s right and work on own initiative.
•Be familiar with daily activities in all areas of Manufacturing.
•Facilitate an environment of continuous improvement, open communication, collaboration and teamwork to ensure that work targets for shift are met.
•Lead investigations in work area as necessary and work as a strategic partner with cross-functional teams as necessary to support site goals.
•Support training of other Operations colleagues and new team members.
•Foster and environment of knowledge sharing across the team and continuous improvement procedures.
•Demonstrate values and behaviours consistent Johnson & Johnson Credo and value of integrity.
•Deputize for Operations Team Leader as necessary.

Be vital:

To be part of this high performing team you will have great attention to detail, alongside:

Qualification and Experience:
•Leaving Cert combined with appropriate GMP Experience (2 Years minimum/GMP specific Qualification).
•Leaving Certificate with Scientific or Technical 3rd level Qualification.
•Ability to adhere to batch records, SOPs and work instructions.
•Ability to understand rationale behind tasks being performed.

•Operations experience within a GMP regulated environment.
•Operations experience within a Life Sciences or Biopharmaceutical environment.
•Experience of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
•Experience with automated systems and PLC controls.
•Experience in an SOP, ISO, or similar regulated environment strongly desired.

Make a unique mark in your career

If you want to be seen for the talent you bring to your work, be the driver of your own career, and work with others who share your real passion for caring and success, then we invite you to join the Johnson & Johnson Talent Community by visiting

If you decide to apply for the position, any personal data which you provide shall be processed by Johnson & Johnson Medical, a Johnson & Johnson company. Your personal data shall be processed for the purposes of recruitment, recruitment policy and selection.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Additional Information

General Scope and Responsibilities:
•Execution of Operations activities as necessary to meet operational needs and strive to perform to the highest operational standards always.
•Prioritize and schedule activities to support business needs and to meet requirements of Master Production Schedule.
•Carry out all activities in compliance with corporate and cGMP/EHS regulatory requirements reporting any deviations promptly to the Team Lead.
•Carry out routine and non-routine tasks delegated by Team Leader according to appropriate procedures, values and standards.
•Completion of all documentation in compliance with site procedures and GDP.
•Ensure Operations areas are appropriately set-up to complete process steps and enforce good aseptic techniques always. Performing in process testing to support batch manufacture.
•Sampling of raw materials, product streams, clean utilities and performance of environmental monitoring (routine and batch specific) according to site procedures.
•Maintenance and calibration of Operations equipment, support in commissioning & qualification activities, and assist with generation, review and revision of Operations documentation.
•Support ongoing studies by Validation and other support functions.
•Segregation, processing and staging of Operations waste for off-site disposal and support investigation and resolution of problems and participate in Emergency Response/Fire/First Aid teams as necessary.
•Ensure that personal training requirements are completed when required with potential travel to other J&J sites and other external sites for training as required.

Primary Location
Janssen R&D Ireland (7566)
Job Function
Operations (Generalist)
Requisition ID