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ZOETIS US LLC Process Specialist in CHARLES CITY, Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY Provide the first line of response to address technical/process issues within Manufacturing, coordinating the engagement of the Global Manufacturing Technology (GMT) organization as needed. Identify and drive continuous process improvements. Take manufacturing lead in introduction of new/modified processes and product transfers as well as provide technical support in conducting investigations and preparation of QARs. Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies and SOPs, Zoetis Values, and global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES * Take the manufacturing lead in the introduction of new processes or modifications to existing processes as supported by Global Manufacturing Technology (GMT). Assist in performing technical evaluations and implementation of GMT initiatives to ensure robust process improvements and transfers. * Take the manufacturing lead in continuous improvement efforts. Be proficient in leading change, writing change control documents and managing /coordinating all aspects of project implementation. * Author QAR investigations and reports, utilizing Right First Time (RFT) tools and scientific reasoning. * Ensure corrective actions are identified and implemented to eliminate the root cause of the problem, partner with other Zoetis colleagues within the network when needed. * Examine the process and review data, to identify best practices and take action to reduce contamination, increase efficiencies and increase potencies. * Provide technical and biological expertise to Process Team process improvement discussions (e.g., as part of Gemba walks) to improve process reliability, robustness, cost, and efficiency. * Review production data in order to identify opportunities for yield improvement, collaborating with the Production Controller. * Responsible for identifying and implementing delivering Cost Improvement Projects (CIP). * Collaborate with QA and Regulatory to Review manufacturing directions and associated documents (this includes reviewing OOPs, Dossiers, PMs, SOPs and representation at Change Control and Dport). * Communicate and work with the Equipment Engineer and/or Maintenance on process improvements of equipment and new projects. * Collaborate with area Team Leader and cell leads to train and lead colleagues in the performance of best practices. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE * BA/BS with 2-4 years of experience OR MBA/MS with 0-2 years of experience OR Minimum of 8 years relevant experience. Bachelor s Degree in Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Biological Systems Engineering, Engineering BSE or related technical field. * Must have strong technical/analytical skills and possess a high degree of personal motivation. * Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact across divisional boundaries. TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS * Must have strong technical/analytical skills and possess a high degree of personal motivation. * Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact across divisional boundaries. * Strong technical experience specific for this role. * Strong technical writing skills. * Preferred experience in biological antigen production systems, biological product formulation (blend/fill/lyophilization), packaging, and/or testing. * A working knowledge of vaccine production methods and experimental design and experience in GLP or cGMP. * Demonstrated ability to lead investigations by performing technical evaluation followed by implementation of initiatives to ensure robust process improvements. * Knowledge of APHIS, VMD, FDA, USDA regulations applicable to the Pharmaceutical/Biological industry. * Preferred experience in Lean/Six Sigma. Green Belt certification if currently doesn t have Green belt certification, commitment to obtain green belt certification within 1 year of training. PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS * Able to become qualified to