Team Lead, Manufacturing


Rockville, MD, US, 20850


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The primary role of this position is to provide technical support for all fill finish operations with strict adherence to cGMP compliance.  The candidate will be leading all aseptic fill operations, visual inspection, labeling, and packaging of bulk product with minimal supervision.  This position requires proficiency in aseptic technique, and extensive knowledge working with various isolators.  The candidate will be working closely with all cross-functional departments.  This position will be reporting to the Manufacturing Manager at the Emergent Rockville Site.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Extensive hands-on knowledge of Aseptic filling operations and dynamic monitoring/sampling inside various isolators.
• Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and company policies.
• Execute daily tasks such as washing/sterilizing vials and filling components for use in production operations. 
• Perform area clearance on equipment and rooms that involve cleaning, and integrity testing pre/post production.
• Foster team building and provide the necessary training to other staff members as required.
• Author and revise batch records and SOPs.
• Perform routine reviews on executed batch records and logbooks.
• Initiate deviations, CAPAs, and Change Controls.  Lead implementation of corrective actions and changes as directed by site management.
• Support Validation, Engineering and Facilities personnel in start-up, testing and operation of manufacturing process equipment.
• Generates Purchase requisitions and service receipts for consumables items within the MFG department.
• Comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental policies promoting a safe workplace to prevent or reduce injuries.
• Lead all on-floor daily activities as per the production schedule.
• Perform tasks under minimal supervision, and within tight time lines to meet production schedule.
• Inform manager on progress of projects, transfer of data, process details, etc.
• Communicate and suggest regular process improvement to management.  Provide and receive open communication to cross functional team members on a routine basis.
• Report any unexpected observations and suggest possible explanation and resolution.

Requires vaccination against different viruses including Vaccinia virus.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.

• BS/BA in Biology, Chemistry, or related discipline
• 4-6 years’ experience in a GMP facility or High School Diploma and at least 6 years’ experience in a GMP facility.
• Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
• Analytical, organized, self-motivated, and good at multi-tasking.
• Previous experience working with aseptic technique and good documentation practices is required.
• Must be able to follow cGMP regulations during operations including adherence to written procedure and contemporaneous documentation.
• Must be able to communicate effectively with management and staff.
• Must be able to record data accurately and legibly.
• Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and have manual dexterity.
• Ability to perform in a team setting in a controlled environment for long periods of time.



There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC