Here at The BBI Group, we are recruiting for roles to support its work as part of a UK Government consortium, tasked with developing and manufacturing a Covid-19 Point of Care antibody test to support the government strategy on COVID-19 testing.
This test would be used by people in their homes to determine if they have an antibody response to COVID-19, which would confirm previous infection. The test, together with the UK Government’s overall strategy on testing and vaccination, support a move towards detecting and eradicating the virus.
This is a unique opportunity for you to join a progressive and growing organisation, which is contributing to South Wales and the UK’s resistance to the pandemic.
We are proud to be an integral part of this project and looking for talented individuals to join us, we are currently hiring Assembly Operators on a fixed-term basis at our Global Headquarters in Crumlin, South Wales.
BBI Solutions has served the global diagnostics industry for over 50 years, as a leading developer and manufacturer of raw materials and finished test platforms for the in-vitro diagnostics market. Product ranges include antigens, antibodies, enzymes, serums and plasma’s as well as renowned labels for lateral flow and ELISA assays.
Our mission is to deliver exceptional products and technologies that people rely on to enjoy a better quality of life. Through innovation, partnership, effective delivery and the collaboration of our people, we constantly strive to help set industry standards, engender trust and build our reputation for excellence.
Recognising that our people are our strength, we offer an attractive benefits package to our employees:
5% Contributory Pension Scheme
Life Assurance (4x Annual Salary)
Private Health Care Scheme (Including Access to Digital GP, Physiotherapy, Stress Helpline)
Global Employee Wellbeing Programme
Generous Annual Leave Package
Cycle to Work Scheme
Refer A Friend Scheme
Free Onsite Parking (Including Electric Charging Points)
On Site Cafeteria (Including Free Tea and Coffee Facilities)
As a Production Scientist you will be responsible for the bulk production of lateral flow immunoassays. You will also be trained on all things relating to the production of LFIs, to include gold conjugation and scale optimization. Additionally, you will provide assistance to the development team with development projects being validated and transferred into manufacturing. To ensure product quality, the Production Scientist is also responsible for maintaining the Production Laboratory in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the practices adopted on-site.
Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to;
Supervision of and Manufacture and assembly of Rapid Test components.
Compliance with BBI’s quality system requirements.
Completing non conformances, deviations and CAPA within BBI’s quality system.
Keeping and reviewing GMP compliant records.
Training of all Production employees in your team in new documents, document updates and new processes
Liaison with other departments to ensure the smooth functioning of manufacturing.
Meet daily production targets
Production Scientist checks for all products in manufacture, including the Kitting process.
Spot checks on all processes.
Ensuring batch record completion is up to date and accurate.
Adherence to all SOPs, EPs and relevant documents and verification that Production Technicians are adhering to these procedures.
Operating various pieces of production equipment associated with the manufacture of Rapid Test Components
Maintenance, calibration and cleaning of designated equipment and production areas.
Labelling and reconciliation of Rapid Test Components.
Packing and finishing of Rapid Test Components.
Adhering to Health and Safety regulations
Change control – Review and update of documents and or processes currently within the Production Department
Responsible for maintaining individual Training Record
Participation in Validation Activities i.e. review of new Prep production procedures and manufacture of Pilot and Validation batches of product.
To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate your ability to work as part of a team, with great organisational skills and a ‘right first time’ attitude. This role is best suited to an individual who holds a Batchelors degree in a scientific discipline who has previous laboratory experience and a good understanding of GMP.
If you are an internal employee applying for this vacancy you and your manager are required to complete an internal transfer form. This needs to be completed in full and attached to your application along with your CV and cover letter.
Production Scientist (Fixed Term)