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Manufacturing Technician

Shannon, Ireland · Manufacturing
At Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED) (UDC), we’re changing the way people see the world.

If you’re reading this on a smartphone, there’s a good chance UDC’s materials are producing the light and color shining from your screen right now. UDC’s OLED ingredients are key parts of stunning, energy-efficient displays used in everything from smartwatches to phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, TVs and automobiles. Virtually every OLED consumer electronics product around the world uses UDC’s phosphorescent OLED materials and technologies.

UDC is a publicly traded company and pioneer in the OLED industry. When you join our global team, you are embarking on a journey at the forefront of display technology and organic electronics that impacts the daily lives of people around the world. From engineers to chemists, Ph.D. scientists, technicians, lawyers and more, our UDC team is continuously advancing our field. With a focus on energy efficiency, UDC’s team is contributing to making a better, more sustainable planet. Please visit us at www.oled.com.

OM2 (OLED Material Manufacturing Limited) is located in Shannon, Ireland, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of its Irish parent company, UDC Ireland Limited (UDI), and, ultimately, Universal Display Corporation (UDC), a publicly- traded company headquartered in the United States (U.S.). UDC and UDI are world leaders in the development of state-of-the-art materials and technologies for use in organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays and lighting.

Manufacturing Technician

Job Summary:
As a member of UDC’s Chemical Business, based in Shannon, Ireland, this position will work closely with UDC’s chemical synthesis team, UDC’s contract manufacturing partner (PPG), and other UDC subsidiaries in the development and manufacture of UDC’s OLED materials. Responsibilities include manufacture of custom organic synthesis molecules under the direction of the lead chemist.

  • Purify and isolate synthesized molecules under the direction of a Chemist or Team Lead
  • Packages, weighs, samples, and labels finished and intermediate products following applicable procedures.
  • Assemble and clean reaction glassware as needed.
  • Monitor operation equipment conditions and make adjustments as needed to comply with production requirements.
  • Transport materials and equipment between warehouses, storage areas, and production area.
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment, such as reactors and large rotary evaporators.
  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory work area.
  • Maintains documentation associated with production activities, such as notebooks, production batch records, logbooks, reports, inventory and raw material lists, and databases.
  • Provide oral/written updates as requested.
  • Maintains current on all training curricula (Safety, Quality, Chemistry, and Administrative).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Management.
  • Proactively identify and escalate risks and potential areas of improvements to relevant stakeholders.
  • Keep job knowledge current with professional training opportunities.
  • Additional responsibilities as required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Previous process pharmaceutical or fine chemical manufacturing experience, especially in a regulated environment, such as ISO-9001/13485 or cGMP environment, a plus.
  • Must be able to read and follow detailed instructions and procedures, and effectively communicate in both verbal and written formats to managers and co-workers.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 kg.  Material handling devices (e.g., hand truck, for truck, and conveyors) are used when possible but use of proper lifting and movement techniques is necessary to prevent injury.  The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Great perception skills and attention to detail; excellent critical thinking and evaluation
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Full certification and training to operate pharmaceutical production machinery

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