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Senior Manufacturing Engineer I

United States - Maryland - FrederickManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer in our state-of-the-art commercial manufacturing facility in Frederick, MD.

Under minimal supervision, we will ask you to take on a leadership role during the manufacturing ramp up phase.  You will work closely with the OE, Site IT, technical services and QC. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for identifying for equipment, process and logistical issues on the floor. 
  • Lean and operational excellence champion for manufacturing on the floor.
  • Develop tools for issue identification and resolution in a timely fashion.
  • Provide solution to identified issues or escalate as appropriate.
  • Provide operational expertise to cell therapy specialists and supervisors on the floor.
  • Implement solutions to reduce idle time between steps.
  • Work closely with MTS, MSAT, IT and QC teams to solve the problems.
  • Optimize manufacturing process, KANBAN and sample management.
  • Simplify SOPs and batch records working with CTS and MTS staff.

    

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 4+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing in biotech/pharma industry Or
  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing in biotech/pharma industry Or
  • High School degree with 10+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing in biotech/pharma industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possesses good communication skills to promote cross function discussions and communications
  • Experience working on cross functional teams to obtain project deliverables
  • Experience with OE and Lean principles and investigation/root cause analysis tools
  • Experience with MES, CMMS, EBS and cell therapy process.