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The Senior Specialist IT Quality and Compliance Engineer, Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) role will provide support to the Digital Plant team in Devens CTF through leading, reviewing and approving of investigations, providing impact assessments for changes and change controls related to computerized systems. This position work closely with Digital Plant (IT/Automation) subject matter experts and other key stakeholders such as Manufacturing Science and Technology, Quality, Manufacturing Operations, Validation, and Site Engineering. May assist in other activities related to the CTF Digital Plant IT Quality and Compliance team such as Computer System Validation (CSV).
Major Duties & Job Responsibilities:
Gain a thorough understanding of computer systems deployed at Devens Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) at Devens campus.
Act as a lead investigator for deviations related to computerized systems (DeltaV, Syncade, PI, Benchtop IT Systems, etc.) at Devens CTF.
Provides IT quality support to Devens CTF Digital Plant team through quality review and approval of investigations or change controls.
Interact with Infinity (deviation management system) to enter investigations, Root Cause Analysis, supporting data, corrective action/preventative action (CAPA) and effectiveness reviews as needed.
Create power point presentations summarizing investigation findings for presentation at investigation forums.
Reviews and approves investigations, corrections and actions associated with Digital Plant scope of work.
Provide quality support of Digital Plant programs, and system maintenance activities.
Participates as requested in the response team for audits and inspections by world health authorities (FDA, EU, etc).
Review and approve qualification documents, before and after execution, as required.
Perform project audits as the needs arise.
Ensure that SOP’s and procedural methodologies employed to maintain the validated state are regularly reviewed and updated as needed.
Assist in development of appropriate validation methodologies in collaboration with Operations management and Quality Assurance for novel projects.
Provide CSV subject matter expertise (SME), to multi-function teams, advises operations on CSV matters, and defend their work before regulatory agencies.
Duties may include internal compliance or efficiency improvement efforts within department.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of science generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S., in science, engineering, biochemistry or related discipline, or its equivalent is preferred.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a regulated environment with at least 2 years focused on quality assurance, validation or compliance for computerized systems.
Knowledge of various Manufacturing IT systems such as: Process Automation System (DeltaV), Manufacturing Execution Systems (Syncade), Data Historians (OSI PI), ERP (SAP), LIMS (Celabs) is valued.
Knowledge of various GMP supporting systems such as Quality Management System (Infinity) and Document Management Systems (CelDox) is desirable.
Experience working in a team based environment with a diverse group of people.
High quality assurance mindset with Quality Assurance experience in the computer system and pharmaceutical computerized systems field, and understanding of quality risk management principles.
Understanding of SOPs, cGMPs and other compliance requirements including guidelines within a regulatory environment (FDA, EU).
Proficiency in project management, oral communication, and technical writing skills are required.
Exercises sound judgment in making decisions and recommendations. Routinely makes decisions and takes or influences action on typical and atypical cases. Works on assignments that are extremely complex in nature where independent action and a high degree of initiative are required in resolving problems and developing recommendations. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results will have significant financial implications, compliance implications or cause significant delays in schedules.
Coordinates with higher level IT Quality personnel on decisions and applies appropriate notification to management as appropriate.
Incumbent typically manages a complete function or process, either through staff, the coordination of a team, or individual efforts. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives. Work is measured based on meeting established objectives and schedules.
Receives assignments which require the application of a defined process to complete the assignment. As such, specific assignments are allocated based upon the recipient’s demonstrated capabilities with the degree of supervisory attention determined accordingly.
Work both independently and in a team environment at all levels of the organization, in particular Digital Plant, MS&T, Engineering, Quality and Manufacturing Operations.
Work within Site Facilities, which requires one to give a high attention to detail and on occasion to properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). May work on cross-site initiatives to drive policy.
Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
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Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.
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