Allergan Pharmaceutical Technology Engineer IV in Branchburg, New Jersey

Pharmaceutical Technology Engineer IV

Branchburg, New Jersey, United States at

Jul 23, 2018Post Date

181874Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

A Pharmaceutical Technology Engineer IVis responsible for identifying and driving innovative process and technology improvements to maximize process performance for LifeCell products in the areas of quality, cost and speed/service to market. Ensures business continuity by providing regular on-the-floor manufacturing support and prompt investigation and resolution of CAPAs, NCRs and Supplier Issues.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Continuous Improvement Projects – Identify opportunities, propose projects, gain approval for resources and lead initiatives using Lean and Six-sigma methodologies.

  • Provide technical evaluations and support for Engineering Change Orders, Supplier Changes and Specifications.

  • Innovation - Process Improvements and new technology development and implementation to drive increases in efficiencies, optimize processes and prevent product loss.

  • Develop design specifications for production related equipment.

  • Supervise construction, testing, installation and qualification.

  • Provide technical support related to visual standards, qualifications/validations, process maps, training subject matter expert, design control documents, etc.

  • Author, lead and execute study and validation protocols – including development of scientifically, statistically, and regulatory sound acceptance criteria and sampling plans.

  • Create and update Standard Operating Procedures, Master Validation Plans, Specifications and Visual Management Tools.

  • Execute root cause investigations associated with production and implement corrective actions.

  • Occasional travel required to support continuous improvement initiatives, including external porcine suppliers.

Minimum Requirements

The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • Statistical methods in experiment design, data analysis, validation, Statistical Process Control and process monitoring and Statistical software such as Minitab.

  • Demonstrated ability and effectiveness in assessing manufacturing and business processes for inefficiencies, bottlenecks and waste including collecting, monitoring, analyzing and reporting process data.

  • Ability to analyze issues, and develop and deploy solutions within a dynamic environment.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

  • Root cause analysis experience.

  • At least 5 years process development or operations experience within a regulated Medical Device, Biotech or Pharmaceutical industries.

  • Black Belt Six Sigma certification preferred.

  • Experience identifying and leading Lean initiatives preferred.

  • Experience with manufacturing biologic based products preferred.

  • Experience with process development using principles of Design for Manufacturability and Six Sigma in the medical device or pharmaceutical field preferred.

  • Strategic thinking and planning experience preferred.

Additional Requirements and Education:

The below skills are attributes that may not be mandatory, but are definitely desired in the ideal candidate.

  • Bachelors degree in Biology, Engineering or related technical field. (M.S. or PhD+ Degree in Tissue, Bio-Materials, Bio-Mechanical, Bio-Chemical, or Bio-Engineering, or other physical sciences, preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.