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The Process Improvement Technologist is responsible for all technical activities within processing areas across site to support current business. Key to the role is a can-do approach to meeting the needs and expectations of their internal customers: Quality Assurance, Operations and Regulatory functions. This includes the resolution of processing issues affecting current business from Safety, Quality, Service and Cost perspectives, training out technical process and procedural changes to operations personal, as well as closing out areas of outstanding validation to support regulatory compliance.
In addition, the role is responsible for delivering site bottom line growth by flawlessly executing continuous improvement projects. The role is responsible for identifying a pipeline of projects within site processing areas across three categories: reducing site stock write off (SWO) & waste, reducing conversion costs (X-Trim), and reducing raw material costs (Squeeze). The Process Improvement Technologist will be responsible for delivering in-year savings targets for each category.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Support resolution of issues affecting current business
2. Reduce site stock write off (SWO) & waste
3. Deliver processing X-Trim plan
4. Deliver processing Squeeze plan
5. Ensure all equipment and processes within processing areas are fully validated, including cleaning
Additional information on all of these duties is available upon request from our preferred recruitment consultancy Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS).
1. Degree in Engineering (preferably Chemical Engineering) or Science
2. Proven industry experience of developing / troubleshooting manufacturing processes, i.e. Engineering / Technical functions
3. Demonstrated expertise in three or more of the following fields: (organic / inorganic chemistry, suspension chemistry, solution chemistry, emulsion chemistry, chromatography, solvent phase separation chemistry, rheology, liquids mixing, solids handling, solids mixing / segregation, granulation, agglomeration, fluid bed drying, tabletting, sterile filling, purified water, cleaning validation, process scale-up).
4. Experience above to be within FMCG environment, preferably pharmaceuticals.
5. Project management experience âEU proven track record of delivering projects requiring alignment from stakeholders across multiple departments, working to tight deadlines and cost constraints.
6. Track record of using knowledge and experience to troubleshoot and resolve operational issues (EH&S, Quality, OEE, Cost) within liquids or solids processing environments.
7. Validation experience âEU track record of validating new packaging processes, components and procedures. Knowledge of adopting risk and science based approach to validation (risk assessment tools such as FMEA), identification of acceptance criteria, authoring, executing and writing up validation documentation
Knowledge of UK, FDA and global GMP standards and legislation.
Operations experience âEU real knowledge of operational challenges and practices, and understanding of technical departmentâEUs internal customer.
Engineering experience âEU as above.
Six Sigma experience âEU accredited to Yellow Belt or above.
Statistical sampling experience âEU knowledge of development of statistically sound sampling plans.