Changeover Production Specialist

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Changeover Production Specialist 

Biopharma in Dublin West 

CPL in conjunction with our client - a World leading Biopharmaceutical company based in Grange Castle Dublin is looking for a Changeover Specialist to join them.

Permanent role with a competitive salary and package. 

Position Reports to: NPI Operations Lead

Job Purpose:
The purpose of this role is to represents the Drug Substance Operations function by providing
Multiproduct Changeover oversight to the ongoing NPI requirements of the Drug Substance
Operating Unit. The breadth of this role includes all current and future New Product Introductions in the DS building (excluding SSF) acting as SME for the Drug Substance Multiproduct Manufacturing Strategy and PCO (Product Changeover) Processes.


  • Leader of CI efforts to deliver clear, robust, efficient and effective PCO processes and systems for LEWA, Inoculum Laboratory and Cryovessels using a Zero Defects approach.
  • High level of understanding of NPI cleaning validation programme.
  • SME on product specific equipment and materials (column resins) for outgoing and incoming
    products to ensure all necessary equipment is PCO complete and/or prepared for subsequent
  • Plan Co-Ordination and Execution of PCO activities with Operations, Operations Support, Technical Operations, Technical Services, QA Operations and QC.
  • Plan Co-Ordination and Execution of Column Packing Activities with Operations, Operations Support, Technical Operations, Technical Services, QA Operations and QC.
  • Assessment of new processes and equipment during NPI for impact to PCO processes and identify any unique elements to ensure PCO can be executed RFT.
  • Participate in Operational Readiness Activities related to PCO and column packing.
  • Responsible for right first time creation of PCO SOP, batch record (electronic and paper) and other documentation.
  • Training of colleagues in new processes and equipment.
  • Completion of activities detailed within the Project schedule.
  • Raise execute and manage change controls relating to PCO as required.
  • SME for bio-processing operations providing expertise and insight to ensure that facility design
    enables safe and efficient operation and rapid product changeover to maximize facility utilization.
  • Development of innovative, new and lean method of moving from one product to another.
  • Liaise with Tech Services, Engineering, EHS, Quality, Automation and external parties regarding aspects of operating a Multi-Product Facility.
  • Support and lead key meetings on behalf of Operations.
  • Lead/participate in risk assessment activities.
  • Develop PCO standard work model to align with existing operations.
  • Team leadership and management of NPI System Specialist Contractor(s) working within NPI & PCO scope.
  • Plan and manage campaign start up and wind down activities associated with each product



  • 6+ years biopharmaceutical manufacturing experience.
  • Diploma / Bachelors or Equivalent.
  • Familiarity of systems such as MCS, Orchestrate, MES, QTS, SAP, LIMS and PDOCs.
  • In-depth working knowledge of Biopharmaceutical processing.
  • Knowledge of cleaning validation/verification execution.
  • Experience of DS product specific equipment and materials (column resins) would be beneficial.
  • Experience writing technical documents such as SOPs and batch records.
  • Experience with standard work, 5S and structured problem solving would be beneficial.
  • Excellent communications skills essential.

Working Patterns and Duration:
Day based role Monday to Friday

In order to be considered for this position you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland.

If you match the requirements, please send in your CV to . Apply today! 

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Shyni Fernandez

Talent Partner - Pfizer +353 1 614 6053
  • Salary:Negotiable
  • Location:Grange Castle
  • Type:Permanent
  • Category:Engineering