Operator - Flu Vaccine Manufacturing

Last updated 22 days ago
Location:Parkville
Job Type:Full Time

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~ 22,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma , one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is the second largest influenza vaccine company in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

Responsibilities:

As we prepare to commence our northern hemisphere flu vaccine season, we are seeking experienced manufacturing operators to fill multiple permanent positions in our flu vaccine manufacturing facility located in Parkville (Australia). Reporting to the area team leader, the Production Operator will perform a range of tasks required in the pharmaceutical production process in one of the following areas:

  • Monovalent Pooled Harvest (MPH)
  • Zonal
  • Inactivation

Key activities will include, but are not limited, to:

  • Using aseptic practices to complete manufacturing work sessions for relevant processes;
  • Completion of Batch Documentation and documentation of in-process quality checks;
  • Prepare equipment used in the process such as intermediate bottles, fittings, filters and machine parts;
  • Routine cleaning of plant and production work areas including automated and manual washing of equipment;
  • Operation of laboratory equipment including autoclaves and centrifuges and perform simple equipment maintenance.
  • Using aseptic practices to complete manufacturing work sessions for relevant processes;
  • Prepare equipment used in the process such as intermediate bottles, fittings, filters and machine parts;
  • Operation of laboratory equipment including autoclaves and centrifuges and perform simple equipment maintenance

It is expected that all tasks will be completed in accordance with cGMP, Seqirus Quality Management System, TGA/FDA/DAWR/OGTR regulatory requirements, as well as Seqirus Environmental Health and Safety requirements and CSL Values.

Other important things to note:

  • All employees working in the Influenza Manufacturing facility are required to be immunised against any relevant influenza virus. It is an inherent requirement of the role that all employees maintain an up to date immunisation status.
  • Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment (PPCE) is required for many of the activities listed above.
  • The position requires 73.5 hours per fortnight. Weekend work will be required and some overtime and shift work may also be required. These shifts will vary according to the business requirements and may involve rotating shifts across morning, afternoon or night shifts. Availability for shift work is an inherent requirement for the role.

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have completed VCE or equivalent, however tertiary qualifications in science are preferred;
  • Possess a satisfactory level of numeracy and literacy;
  • Minimum 12 months experience in a cGMP environment, ideally in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Possess experience in working in a team environment to achieve targets and meet deadlines;
  • Have a working knowledge of the following IT applications: Word, Excel, Email, SAP, LIMs. & PCS7 or similar systems;

Aseptic manufacturing experience and grade A or B qualifications will be highly regarded;

In addition, the ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to carefully and accurately follow policies and procedures;
  • Have excellent attention to detail, specifically experience in completing in-process checks and batch documentation;
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude;
  • Be an effective communicator;
  • Demonstrate initiative and be flexible and adaptable.

If you are looking to develop your skills and shape the health of Australians, please apply with your resume and cover letter, which must address the selection criteria above, and include the reference number R-119667.

Applications will close on Sunday 2nd August 2020