Mes recipe author

London  ‐ Remote
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Mes Author to work for a Pharmaceutical company

The role is as follows
Mes Author role
Remote - There is a chance of 2 weeks onsite anywhere in the world (this will be fully expensed)
Outside ir35
Rate - TBC
1 stage interview process next week
Start - Late June/Early July
6 months contract

-To maintain the POMSnet environment; to author & maintain recipes & worksheets for API & DP manufacturing; and also author and maintain the recipes & BOMs in SAP.
- To operate as a team member within the MES team in the implementation and maintenance of the MES & SAP system for the API & DP buildings.

  • Liaise with Manufacturing and Quality to close out MES execution exceptions.
  • Troubleshoot and provide solutions for all MES & SAP problems in recipe execution and recipe authoring.
  • Liaise with quality to provide approved documentation for all MES system changes.
  • Design, create, write and execute system and test documentation to a high quality standard.
  • Design, create, write and/or make all required changes to MES & SAP Recipes, worksheets, equipment and material spec's including phase transition logic to a high
    quality standard.
  • Design, create, write and/or make all required changes to ensure cleaning, equipment and product procedures (CIs, CIRs, MIs, MIRs and SOPs) are aligned to MES processes and vice versa.
  • Design, create, write and provide training for all other site personnel on their related MES roles.
  • Participate in MES knowledge exchanges, MES Governance meetings, GMES Technical Review Board (TRB) Meetings, and manage issues, work-around and fixes identified.
  • Work closely with IT regarding upgrades, patching, hardware support, security and system access.
  • Liaise with GMES on Sligo required system improvements.
  • Provide support to other MES system users as required to ensure business continuity.
  • Participate in NPI projects from initiation to ensure MES system or hardware requirements are taken into consideration.
  • Keep other recipe authors up to date on MES changes.
  • Documentation of all activities in line with cGMP requirements.
  • Cross training within the team and training of new team members.
  • Participation in continuous improvement programs to implement improvements in the quality, safety, environmental and production systems.
  • Adheres to and supports all EHS & E standards, procedures and policies.

Supervision Received
-The position will report directly to the Global process owner,
- Goals are reviewed on a regular basis and formal performance reviews are carried out once per year.

Supervision Provided
- No direct reports.
- Maintains regular contact with support functions on site.

Diploma qualification in suitable science/engineering course and/or suitable experience.

Job/Technical Skills
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in Batch processing operations in an FDA/HPRA regulated industry.
  • Strong knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements relating to the pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • Experience in the operating in a highly automated environment and safe handling of dangerous chemicals is required for this role.
  • A good knowledge of IT systems/MES is required for this role.

Cognitive/Business Skills
  • The position requires a high level of attention to detail and mental concentration, to ensure total compliance with procedures at all times.
  • The position requires proven problem solving skills, and the ability to adapt to new manufacturing process on a regular basis.
  • The position requires proven technical skills, to ensure the person can cope with the technical demands of the position at all times.
  • Requires innovative thinking, where new and untested solutions are proposed, demonstrated and implemented on a regular basis.
  • Must be results driven striving to meet all targets and metric standards as set by site/department and division leaders.
  • Requires total commitment to quality and maintaining a high standard of work at all times.
  • Demonstrates the highest levels of integrity and a strong work ethic at all times.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written are required for the execution of this role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required.
  • Understands and Supports the principles of Perfect Performance.

  • This position is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the MES system and ensuring availability to manufacturing at all times.
  • The position has a high level of autonomy and individuals are expected to work on their own initiative.
  • Shows a high level of tenacity to ensure closure of issues.
  • This position is crucial in maintaining the compliance of validated systems ensuring that any changes or modifications are documented and actioned.
  • Demonstrates an ethos of Right First Time at all times.
  • Adheres to and follows all procedures policies and guidelines ensuring compliance with cGMP and HPRA/FDA regulations and company policies, procedures and guidelines.
Start date
6 months
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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