Simtra BioPharma Solutions (Simtra) is a world-class Contract Development Manufacturing Organization, partnering with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to bring their sterile injectable products to market. With facilities in Bloomington, Indiana, US and Halle/Westfalen, Germany, we offer a wide range of delivery systems including pre-filled 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, there is a strong emphasis on quality and continuous improvement at Simtra.  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.  Our teams are driven to help clients scale, innovate and bring life-changing medicines to patients worldwide.

 

Why join Team Simtra? Because we:

Make it HAPPEN – We bring a growth mindset to every opportunity, developing new skillsets and exceeding our expectations and those of our customers.

Make it TOGETHER – We work as one, respecting each voice and tapping into our unique strengths across teams—so we can solve problems in new ways.

Make it RIGHT – We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence, fulfilling our commitments to the customer, their patients, and our team members.

Make it COUNT – We take pride in our day-to-day work, knowing the impact we make – taking on challenges big and small to improve patient health.

 

This role:

The Prep Group Lead 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 Preparation Operators who perform in the manufacturing areas.  The Prep Group Lead 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 responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Assemble and operate filtration systems
  • Operate general production equipment (such as autoclaves, vial washers, depyrogenation ovens, scales and balances, etc)
  • Monitor and record critical process parameters
  • Complete all relevant paperwork following GDP/GMP guidelines
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of production equipment to maintain in GMP fashion
  • Perform sampling using aseptic techniques
  • Participate on Continuous Improvement Teams
  • Train and mentor other team members
  • Write, revise and review pertinent documentation as appropriate
  • Troubleshoot process problems and respond to process alarms
  • Assist with process/equipment validation and data analysis
  • Work with other groups such as maintenance/metrology and calibration to ensure preventative maintenance completion.
  • Required to maintain attendance in accordance with the Bloomington Attendance Policy
  • Scheduled weekend overtime will be required

 

The work environment:

Classified pharmaceutical environment including wearing required gowning as shown in attached document.  Occasional work with water and pharmaceutical product while wearing applicable Personal Protective Equipment.  Must be able to work safely with materials required to produce pharmaceutical products, including chemicals, compounds, glassware and sanitization solutions. 

Desirable qualifications:

    • 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 
    • 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 

 

Physical / safety requirements:

  • Occasional (0-33%) 

    • Sitting, climbing stairs and ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, operating controls 
    • Lifting and carrying up to 52 lbs 
    • Pushing and pulling up to 22 lbs 

    Frequent (34-66%) 

    • Standing, walking, reaching forward and overhead 
    • Lifting and carrying up to 35 lbs 
    • Pushing and pulling up to 24 lbs 

    Constant (67-100%) 

    • Object handling, fingering, fine hand coordination, simple hand grasping, firm hand grasping 

 

Additional requirement(s):

    • High school diploma or GED required
    • 6 months of previous Pharmaceutical or Manufacturing experience preferred
    • 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.
    • Final candidates for Preparation 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.

In return, you’ll be eligible for[1]:

  • Day One Benefits
    • Medical & Dental Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Supplemental Life Insurance
      • Spouse Life Insurance
      • Child Life Insurance
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
    • Time Off Program
      • Paid Holidays
      • Paid Time Off
      • Paid Parental Leave and more
    • Adoption Reimbursement Program
    • Education Assistance Program
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Community and Volunteer Service Program
  • Additional Benefits
    • Voluntary Insurance Benefits
      • Vision Coverage
      • Accident
      • Critical Illness
      • Hospital Indemnity Insurance
      • Identity Theft Protection
      • Legal and more
    • Onsite Campus Amenities
      • Workout Facility
      • Cafeteria
      • Credit Union

[1] Current benefit offerings are in effect through 12/31/24

 


 

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This job description is intended to provide the minimum knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job.  It may not be inclusive of all the duties and responsibilities of the job.  Simtra reserves the right to make modifications based on business requirements.

 

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