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Process Technical Specialist

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Cork
  • Sector: Science
  • Date posted: 19/06/2018
  • Job reference: J387104A

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Process Technical Specialist

Process Technical Specialist required to join a leading biopharmaceutical company in Cork. This is a great opportunity to join during a start-up phase where you can develop in-depth knowledge that only a start-up will afford you.

The role will be responsible for providing technical & equipment support to the Vaccines team. You will ensure on-going optimisation of the process and manufacturing support to ensure the continued manufacture and supply of quality pharmaceutical products in meeting the company's Manufacturing Division Priorities

As a Process Technical Specialist, you will work with the Operations team to ensure the effective and efficient on-time delivery of batch production within the manufacturing area. This requires the delivery of process excellence and reliability across all areas.


  • Lead and participate in problem solving teams across all areas of vaccines manufacturing (e.g. reliability, Safety, Quality (e.g. CAPA/DN/MDNs etc).
  • Lead and close process related deviations and reports.
  • Support Operations team to consistently deliver on specific area Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), e.g. EHS metrics, Production Plan, OEE, compliance and team training.
  • Provides frontline technical EHS support & coaching to the operational team and be first point of contact for safety related concerns (e.g. Entropy actions/MOC/Permits/Risk assessments).
  • Protocol/report authoring/execution/oversight/approval as appropriate
  • Ensure highest Quality, Compliance and Safety standards.
  • Participate and comply with the Manufacturing Division Quality Management Systems (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to cross functional team members, to share process, engineering and maintenance best practices.
  • Provide coaching and development to all technicians.
  • Tactical Implementation & Support for reliability equipment initiatives.
  • Ensure supply of high quality product through ensuring equipment availability; maximize team member performance through continuous process improvement initiatives.
  • Provide technical, process and engineering expertise within a wide range of projects within the IPT, such as the introduction of new equipment and processes.


  • Level 8 honours degree in a science or engineering discipline.
  • 3-5 years Engineering/Technical experience within a GMP Environment in a technical or manufacturing support role.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies, with an understanding of regulatory and validation requirements.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt desirable.
  • Demonstrated successes in a team environment, such as project teams, Lean Six Sigma team, etc.
  • Demonstrated problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders.
  • This role may require you to work shift in the future.


For more information contact Jack on 016455262 or email jack.conway-kenny AT

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