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Title: Workplace Realities Getting a Job and Getting Ahead


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Workplace Realities Getting a Job and Getting
Ahead

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • What skills are needed to compete for jobs in
    biomanufacturing?
  • 1. The appropriate level of education and
    relevant job or military experience
  • 2. Mastery of basic skills
  • 3. Technical knowledge and skills
  • 4. Employee success skills

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • 1. Education and experience
  • At least a high school diploma or GED
  • Companies rarely hire workers directly out of
    high school they prefer workers who have matured
    outside of the high school environment.
  • Companies want employees with prior work or
    military experience.
  • Companies value one to two years of college and
    an associate degree.

4
Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • Ways to obtain valuable experience
  • Fieldwork or internship in the pharmaceutical
    industry
  • Undergraduate research in a laboratory
  • Employment in another type of manufacturing

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • 2. Mastery of basic skills
  • Basic skills include
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Calculation
  • Problem-solving
  • Computer literacy (general office software)

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • Applying your reading, writing and math skills
  • Reading status reports from previous shifts
  • Reading SOPs, equipment manuals
  • Writing reports
  • Using formulas to make solutions
  • Applying your computer literacy skills
  • Using computers that control equipment
  • Writing reports using word processing software

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • 3. Technical knowledge and skills
  • Applying scientific principles and technical
    skills
  • Growing cells
  • Operating process equipment
  • Analyzing production samples
  • Interpreting lab test results
  • Controlling the flow of gases and liquids
  • Purifying products
  • Identifying microbial contamination

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • 4. Nine employee success skills
  • A successful applicant demonstrates the ability
    to
  • A. manage time.
  • B. maintain a safe and orderly work environment.
  • C. keep learning new skills.
  • D. follow procedures exactly.
  • E. keep precise records.

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • 4. Nine employee success skills
  • A successful applicant demonstrates the ability
    to
  • F. communicate effectively.
  • G. work as a team member.
  • H. solve problems, troubleshoot and improve the
    process.
  • I. understand and apply the principles of good
    business.

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • A. Manage time
  • Shows up for work regularly and on time
  • Is willing and able to adapt to shift work
  • Manages personal schedule to meet shift schedules
  • Plans and organizes work and sets priorities
  • Can attend to several tasks at once
  • Completes tasks on time keeps production on
    schedule

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • B. Maintain a safe and orderly work environment
  • Complies with health, environmental and safety
    regulations
  • Follows dress and protective clothing policies
  • Assumes responsibility for safety of self and
    others
  • Sets a good example for others
  • Handles and maintains equipment and materials
    with care
  • Follows good housekeeping practices

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • C. Keep learning new skills
  • Shows interest in learning new knowledge, skills
    and tasks
  • Is resourceful and can work with minimal
    supervision
  • Accepts that continuous learning is part of the
    job

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • D. Follow procedures exactly
  • (Do what you say)
  • Follows directions exactly as written every time
  • Takes no shortcuts

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • E. Keep precise records
  • (Say what you do)
  • Keeps records that are accurate
  • Keeps records that contain required details
  • If it isnt written down, it doesnt exist.
  • If it isnt written down, it never happen.

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • F. Communicate effectively
  • Communicates clearly and shares information with
    others in a timely manner
  • Communicates effectively in person, through
    devices (telephones, radios, e-mails) and in
    writing

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • G. Work as a team member
  • Recognizes individual contributions toward a goal
  • Accepts responsibility for teams success or
    failure
  • Accepts own mistakes is receptive to corrections
    and suggestions

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • G. Work as a team member
  • Shares concepts, ideas and problems with others.
  • Coordinates own work and the work of others
  • Can conduct meetings and help groups make
    decisions
  • Is eager to assist and teach others

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • H. Solve problems, troubleshoot and improve the
    process
  • Is willing to learn the manufacturing process and
    how different units in the plant work together
  • Is sensitive to anything unusual in surroundings
    (sights, sounds, smells) and responds with
    appropriate action and communication to identify
    causes and solutions

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • H. Solve problems, troubleshoot and improve the
    process
  • Suggests ways to improve the manufacturing
    process, even when production is progressing
    without problems
  • Knows and can apply a variety of problem-solving
    approaches and methods to determine causes and
    recommend solutions

20
Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • Understand and accept the principles of good
    business
  • Understands the need for profit in the
    manufacturing process
  • Can identify factors within the manufacturing
    process that determine cost

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Getting a Job and Getting Ahead
  • Understand and accept the principles of good
    business
  • Can identify possible barriers to profit in the
    manufacturing process
  • Can explain why pleasing internal and external
    customers is critical to a companys success
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