WuXi AppTec Technical Operations Specialist Co-Op in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Technical Operations Specialist Co-Op will work cross functionally to implement efficiencies in our Cell Banking and Cell & Gene Therapy manufacturing areas. The individual will lead and support improvement projects that will increase efficiency that leverage our staff, equipment, materials and other resources in manufacturing. This individual will collaborate and coordinate with manufacturing area management in coordination with other support functions such as testing, supply chain, facilities, and quality assurance.
Lead and support initiatives around process improvements to increase performance that ensures products and services meet quality standards.
Measure and analyze manufacturing information and data for the purpose of developing and executing improved performance processes.
Work as a team member with both internal and external resources to plan and execute improvement projects.
Manage changes that have GXP impact including process, equipment, and facility changes through WuXi’s systems.
Present to upper levels of management.
Adhere to cGMP and all other Quality standards
Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental goals
Perform job specific tasks in compliance with applicable Regulations, International Standards, and WuXi AppTec Policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
Thorough understanding of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices
Other duties as assigned
May be required to assist in other departments
Experience / Education
Pursuing Bachelors in Engineering or Science related field required
1 to 2 years of experience required
Experience related to working in a cGMP environment required
Training/experience in manufacturing practices strongly preferred; Lean manufacturing experience desired
Must have strong communication and complex problem solving skills
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Experience in aseptic processing techniques, culture of adherent and/or suspension cells. Experience in centrifugation, cell washing techniques, cell selection, transfection/transduction, filtration systems, tangential flow filtration, or chromatography.
Analytical focused: Experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular, virology, and/or biochemical characterization assays
Pursuing an Engineering or Business Degree. Preferably in Industrial Engineering or Industrial Management
Basic understanding of Lean and Continuous Improvement techniques/methodologies in the areas of Standardized Work, Kaizen, Problem-Solving, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, and Process Flow
Approachable and engaging manner with strong interpersonal and influencing skills
Capacity to communicate at all levels of the organization levels
Ability to effectively collect and analyze data
Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
Need to be able to read, write and understand English
Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)
Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
Must be able to work in Lab setting with Biohazards /various Chemicals
Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time
Ability to Lift 10 lbs routinely
Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
Ability to push/pull 10 lbs routinely/ often / occasionally
Clarity of Vision
Ability to identify and distinguish colors
Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding
Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing
Inside/outside working conditions
Integrity & Dedication, Working Together & Sharing Success; Do the Right Thing & Do it Right.
Our greatest asset is our people, WuXi is dedicated to providing opportunities for internal growth with direct access to a dedicated and accessible Human Resources team.
WuXi AppTec provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Job ID: 2019-5624
External Company Name: WuXi AppTec Inc
External Company URL: http://wuxiapptec.com
Street: 4751 League Island Blvd