Sr Engineer II, Technical Services

Full Time Social Circle GA Shire Pharmaceuticals

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.


Lead execution of robust technology transfer strategies for successful, on-time commercial plant start-up.

Support commercial manufacturing operations to meet fulfillment targets (lot release timing). Complete CAPA tasks to ensure on time release of lots; product impact assessments, corrective and preventive actions and root cause investigations as needed.

Act independently with minimal supervision to initiate and/or conduct studies and improvement projects for product quality, process robustness, product yield and cycle time based on recent technical knowledge.

With minimal guidance, schedules and leads a team through the planning and execution of a study, interfacing with all stakeholder groups.

Devises new approaches to complex problems through adaptations and modifications of standard technical principles.

May Supervise/coordinate an engineer and/or technicians on assigned work.

Understand and integrate information from multiple disciplines and apply it to solving complex problems using Lean/Six Sigma and related variation reduction techniques. 

Draft and approve protocols and support documentation in order to support regulatory licensure of the facility.



1)            Knowledge of the basic principles in various engineering disciplines.

2)            Must have initial training in concepts of “Six Sigma” quality techniques.

3)            Knowledge of GMPs, FDA guidelines and process validation.

2)            Must be self-motivated, have good interpersonal skills, capable of analyzing and solving complex problems through innovative thought and experience. Must have good verbal/written communication skills.


B.S. in Engineering or related field and 8 – 10 years related experience

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