Job Details

Manufacturing Associate

Req ID: R0006797
Category: Operations
Location: Social Circle, GA US

Posted Date: April 25, 2017

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.


Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

  • Process understanding of primary work areas (e.g. Buffer preparation, fractionation, purification, fill, finish).
  • Troubleshoot and identify atypical processing conditions and how to respond to them.
  • Provide a moderate level of troubleshooting, diagnostic, and assist with repair of critical equipment including but not limited to; Roller Thaw, Teardown Machine, Filter Presses, Centrifuges, Precipitate Vessels and CIP/COP systems. May also include simple preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Train others and explain process to others.
  • Work with other departments to ensure adherence to production schedule.


  • Basic Knowledge of Delta V, PLC based process control systems. Human Machine Interface (HMI) configuration.
  • Basic Knowledge of instrumentation and mechanical equipment such as controllers, indicators, control valves, PLC, analyzers, sensors, pumps etc.


  • Experience in a regulated production environment desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree or AA or equivalent and 1+ years of experience or High School diploma with 3+ years of experience.

Must have working knowledge of scientific principles. Scientific or technical degree preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call +1-484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.