Biologics Manufacturing Technician (Shift Work Role based in Westport, Co. Mayo)

    • Abbvie
  • Westport, MO
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


New product introduction
Project management
Regulatory Compliance
Standard operating procedure
Research and Development
Supply chain management
Medical devices
Quality management
Technical writing
Problem solving

Job Details

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas - immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care - and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

There are many ways to be a difference maker. Find yours.

We are now recruiting experienced Manufacturing Technicians to join our NPI Pharma Tech Operations team in AbbVie Westport, Co Mayo.

As our new Manufacturing Technician, you will be responsible for all manufacturing activities necessary to support a tech transfer of a NPI to accommodate clinical manufacture of small and large molecule products.

Your new duties will involve (1) Manufacturing, (2) Biologic Drug Product commercial support, and (3) New Product Introduction/Project Management.

As part of a team, you will be responsible for ensuring that drug product manufacturing is performed in compliance with site and GMP procedures, and that scheduling and manufacturing meets global request timelines.

Flexibility around shifts is required, as this is a 12 hour shift based role, with monthly rotational shift pattern, covering days and nights and weekends.

If great benefits, a defined career path, and work-life balance are important in your next career move, then read on to find out more:

Key activities you will perform in the role:
  • Manufacturing of pharmaceutical products at different stages of lifecycle including clinical, non-clinical and pre-clinical material.
  • Batch preparation activities (vial washing, load sterilization, area preparation).
  • Work aseptically or as required by the classification of the production area(s)
  • Perform compounding, sterile filtration and sterile filling activities
  • Work with various vendors on the development/improvement of new and existing systems regarding single use technologies.
  • Prepare components and equipment for processing into Grade A environments
  • Aid in running a multi-product suite, changing between different product campaigns without issue.
  • Perform environmental monitoring
  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Review and contribute to technical documents, including protocols, reports and batch manufacturing documents
  • Participate in cross-functional teams with other functions, including R&D, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Operations and Validation
  • Adhere and support all EHS standard procedures and policies.


The educational background and preferred experience we look for:
  • 3rd level qualification in relevant discipline and/or
  • 12-18 months minimum experience in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry
  • Experience working in cleanroom environments essential.
  • Prior knowledge of aseptic practices desirable
  • Strong knowledge of GMP regulatory guidelines, quality systems, drug product manufacturing and validation is desirable
  • Understanding of autoclave sterilization, depryogenation, and filter integrity testing is desirable.
  • Knowledge of lyophilization and freeze dryer operations is desirable.
  • Experience with single use technologies is desirable.
  • Well-developed technical writing, organisational, and communication skills are essential.
  • Experience working in project and team-based environments is essential.
  • Pro-active approach with proven problem-solving skills is desirable

Are you ready to join this ambitious and diverse Pharma Tech Operations team?

Apply today!

Additional Information

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