For over 65 years, pharmaceutical and biotech companies have partnered with Simtra BioPharma Solutions (Simtra) to bring their sterile injectable products to market. 

Simtra is a world-class Contract Development Manufacturing Organization with facilities in Indiana, US and Halle/Westfalen, Germany.  We offer a wide-range of delivery systems including prefilled-syringes, liquid/lyophilized vials, diluents for reconstitution, powder-filled vials, and sterile crystallization.  Our product types include biologics and small molecules, cytotoxics, highly potent compounds, diluents for reconstitution and vaccines – which are all directly injected into patients worldwide.  As such, at Simtra, there is a strong emphasis on quality and continuous improvement.  We hold ourselves to the highest quality and regulatory standards.

While our primary focus is cGMP manufacturing, we offer many support services including formulation and development, lyophilization optimization, global regulatory support, and secondary packaging.

In addition to unmatched expertise and experience, we offer a uniquely collaborative approach.  Clients look to Simtra as an extension of their own companies.

It is very rewarding industry to work in.  Our teams are driven to help clients scale, innovate, and bring-life changing medicines to patients worldwide.


Summary

 

The Filling Group Leader is a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Team reporting directly to the Manufacturing Supervisor.  They provide direct support to manufacturing to ensure that finished products meet the required specifications by coordinating activities of Filling Operators who perform in the manufacturing areas.  The Filling Group Leader provides decision-making and oversight to ensure compliance to all regulatory agency regulations and guidelines and to Simtra Standard Operating Procedures.  This position fully supports and drives quality operations on the production floor and communicates effectively with production team members, multiple levels of management, and other customer support departments.  The Filling Group Leader creates an environment where teamwork, productivity, safety, identity, strength, purity, and quality (SISPQ) are reflected in the finished product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delegate, coordinate, and schedule activities of assigned team members.
  • Recommend measures to improve performance and increase efficiency
  • Train and mentor other team members.
  • Troubleshoot process problems and respond to process alarms.
  • Participate on Continuous Improvement teams.
  • Assist in developing/reviewing batch records of new and existing projects.
  • Assist in establishing and orienting new projects for production
  • Review project plans and batch records prior to operations; monitor assigned team’s documentation in logbooks and batch records.
  • Organize and coordinate general cleaning and sanitizations throughout all filling suites.
  • Identify potential causes and verify/eliminate each one to determine the true root cause behavior
  • Required to maintain attendance in accordance with the Bloomington Attendance Policy
  • Scheduled weekend overtime will be required

 

Work Environment:  Classified pharmaceutical environment wearing required gowning. Must be able to work safely with materials required to produce pharmaceutical products, including chemicals, compounds, glassware and sanitization solutions.  Must be able to occasionally (1-33% of the time) work in a confined/clustered work space.

 

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Good documentation skills, including legible handwriting
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Knowledge of aseptic manufacturing practices
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures, specifications, and job-specific training materials/Subject Matter Expert
  • Requires the operations of multiple types of equipment related to the manufacturing operations as well as hand operated equipment including, but not limited to, such things as calipers, scales, gauges, and other measuring devices

Education and Experience:  High school diploma or GED required, 6 months of previous Pharmaceutical or Manufacturing experience preferred.

Language Skills:  Must be able to understand, speak, read and write English in order to comply with necessary SOP’, job-specific training materials, GMP’s, and other manuals.

Physical Demands

  • Occasional (1-33%)
    • Sitting, climbing stairs and ladders, balancing, kneeling, operating controls
    • Lifting and carrying up to 70 lbs
    • Pushing and pulling up to 35 lbs
  • Frequent (34-66%)
    • Standing, walking, reaching forward and overhead, stooping, crouching,
    • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Constant (67-100%)
    • Object handling, fingering, fine hand coordination, simple hand grasping, firm hand grasping

Additional Requirement:  Final candidates for Filling Group Leader will be required to pass a post offer/pre-employment job placement examination which will test the physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


 

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Simtra is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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