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Processing Technician - Christchurch

  • GE Healthcare
  • Entry-Level
  • Posted 8/16/2017 11:49:43 PM
  • 2957310
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Global Supply Chain
Location(s): New Zealand; Christchurch


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Role Summary:
The Christchurch Processing Technician is responsible for all functions and associated tasks that Technicians perform at GE Healthcare Manufacturing Operations, Christchurch. To consistently produce high quality, cost effective serum products in accordance with SOPs/WIDs and CGMP requirements, whilst maintaining traceability for all products.

Essential Responsibilities:
Key responsibilities/essential functions include:
 Processing of Blood/Serum
 Carrying out all tasks in a conscientious and timely manner
 Ability to work unsupervised at times
 To consistently produce high quality, cost effective serum in accordance with SOPs/WIDs, MPI and cGMP requirements whilst maintaining traceability for all products
 Comply with EHS (Health & Safety) regulations and policies
 Cleaning and maintaining of Belfast Facility (Daily, weekly and Monthly)
Intensive detailed cleaning core/non-core areas
Chiller, Storeroom and Freezer cleaning and maintenance
Bait station and drain sanitation maintenance
 Completing documentation accurately, Reviewing and scanning records
 Participate in communication meetings.
 Maintaining hygiene and dress standards as per SOPs/WIDs
 Must maintain the facility at a defined cleanliness
 Ensuring full traceability for all products is maintained at all times
 Perform day to day work tasks as instructed by the Co-Ordinator
 Other duties as assigned, and may be asked to be included in quality activities, training sessions, and employee activity teams, weed control, grounds work, cleaning of buildings etc

Quality Specific Goals:
1. Aware of and comply with the Hyclone Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position
2. Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines
3. Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required
4. Training: Aware of and comply with GEHC training requirements
5. Knowledge and understanding of production process, work instructions, documentation configuration control, non-conforming & rework documentation requirements and operates within them to ensure that a device conforms to it’s specification.
6. Aware of and comply with Calibration, Preventative Maintenance, Material Identification & Segregation, and Good Documentation Practices, as associated with this job type/position
7. Spinning blood to serum for production processing, sampling and storage
8. Accurately completing and maintaining documentation and Log books neatly in accordance with “CGMP” requirements
9. Cleaning all areas as required in accordance with Work Instruction Documents
10. Prepare and email weekly Abattoir reports
11. Identifying and reporting all maintenance issues to your Coordinator

12. Computer Skills
receiving/updating incoming documentation (MPI)
Production forms (Master control)
Training databases (Master control, GE Learning)
Enter timesheet (request leave)
Batching data entry into Oracle
Raising and exhausting ED’s MPI website



13. Compliance – able to uphold company requirements by:
Understanding and following strict Food Safety, and EHS requirements
Notifies Coordinator of any non-conformances
Consistently produces high quality, cost effective serum in accordance with SOPs/WIDS, MAF, and CGMP requirements
Identify and report any hazards, discomfort (Gensuite)

14. Packaging and transport of frozen serum
15. Order and maintain adequate levels of supplies for processing
16. Operational demands can require some heavy lifting and repetitive work

Hours of Work
 Flexible working hours
 Minimum 30 hours per week. During seasonal demands hours will increase
 Typical working week between the days of Tuesday – Saturday
 During seasonal demands typical week will be between the days of Tuesday - Sunday

Qualifications/Requirements:
Required Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or local equivalent
2. Excellent communications skills in English, both written and verbal.
3. Accuracy and articulation with all documentation
4. Must have a good grasp of aseptic techniques e.g. nursing, food handling, laboratory
5. Food industry experience an advantage i.e. a good approach to hygienic practices
6. Experience in a regulated cGMP manufacturing environment preferred
7. Ability to work well in an isolated, tidy controlled and regulated environment
8. Computer literate to Intermediate level (Word/Excel)
9. Flexible working hours

Preferred Qualifications:
1. 1 + years of related manufacturing experience
2. Prior experience working in a similar manufacturing environment
3. Previous experience in GMP work environment

Desired Characteristics:
N/A

Locations: New Zealand; Christchurch
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