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Mfg Associate I – Operations Scheduler

Worcester, Massachusetts Req ID 2212337 Category Manufacturing & Operations Division AbbVie



The Operations Scheduler will be responsible for driving operational efficiency through both equipment and human resource optimization.  They are responsible for development and maintenance of production area scheduling tools to execute the area throughput plan while maintaining high quality customer service.


Schedule and Resource Management:

  • Develops and manages detailed BU3 scheduling for all 5 process areas by maintaining weekly resource reviews, vacations/OT Tracking, maintenance, and training schedule, NPI and NCR resource needs.

  • Create upset response plans for disruption in resource schedules and unplanned activities resulting from Firm Zones.

  • Works on resource/scheduling problems of moderate complexity, where analysis of situations requires evaluation of several factors.

  • Applies knowledge, experience, and technical skills to understand ABC production objectives, to provide support to production initiatives, to execute procedures efficiently and compliantly, and use standard practices to ensure inter-group consistency.

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Discusses action with senior staff.

Continuous Improvement: 

  • Assist in the development, maintenance, and report out BU3 metrics around scheduling and help establish meaningful KPIs to identify and enable continuous improvement.

  • Drive continuous improvement of area scheduling and resource tools.

General Manufacturing:

  • Works within established systems to improve Good Manufacturing Practices, GMP) compliance.

  • Works on problems of moderate complexity, where analysis of situations requires evaluation of several factors.

  • Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Decisions are reviewed for soundness of technical judgement.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.

  • At least 2-5 years relevant experience with good writing skills.

  • Working knowledge of media/buffer preparation, cell culture or purification of biological drugs is required.

  • Computer proficiency. A working knowledge of safety, quality systems, and current Good Manufacturing Practices is required. Familiarity with tech transfer processes.

  • Must be flexible to handle multiple tasks including ability to handle pressure in a professional manner. Effectively work in a team environment. Maintain a high level of energy and professionalism on the job. Build effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, cross-functioned groups, and management.

  • Basic understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices as applied to equipment and process steps in area of responsibility.

Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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