Skills Framework for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) together with industry associations, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector.

Click here to download the Guide to Occupation and Skills for the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing.


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Four (4) tracks, (i) Process Development/Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T), (ii) Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA&QC), (iii) Production, (iv) Engineering and Maintenance, which encompass 27 job roles.

Click to download the Career Pathways for the Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing sector. [PDF/Word]

The Skills Maps covers a total of 27 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks.


(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

Process Development/Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T)

  1. Process Development/MS&T Engineer [PDF/Word]

  2. Process Development/MS&T Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  3. Process Development/MS&T Manager [PDF/Word]

  4. Process Development/MS&T Director [PDF/Word]

  5. Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA&QC)

  1. Quality Assurance Assistant [PDF/Word]

  2. Quality Assurance Specialist [PDF/Word]

  3. Quality Assurance Senior Specialist [PDF/Word]

  4. Quality Assurance Manager [PDF/Word]

  5. Quality Control Assistant Laboratory Analyst [PDF/Word]

  6. Quality Control Laboratory Analyst/Chemist/Microbiologist [PDF/Word]

  7. Quality Control Senior Laboratory Analyst/Senior Chemist/Senior Microbiologist [PDF/Word]

  8. Quality Control Manager [PDF/Word]

  9. Quality Assurance and Quality Control Director [PDF/Word]

  10. Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

Production

  1. Production Senior Technician/Production Technician/Assistant Biotechnologist [PDF/Word]

  2. Production Engineer/Biotechnologist [PDF/Word]

  3. Production Executive [PDF/Word]

  4. Production Team Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  5. Production Manager [PDF/Word]

  6. Production Director [PDF/Word]

  7. Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

Engineering and Maintenance

  1. Engineering and Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]

  2. Engineering and Maintenance Senior Technician [PDF/Word]

  3. Engineering and Maintenance Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  4. Engineering and Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]

  5. Engineering and Maintenance Engineer [PDF/Word]

  6. Engineering and Maintenance Principal/Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  7. Engineering and Maintenance Director [PDF/Word]

  8. Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]


(iii) Skills and Comptencies

The Skills and Competencies identified for each of the job roles fall under two broad classifications: (i) Technical Skills and Competencies, and (ii) Generic Skills and Competencies.

(a) View the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing

Technical Skills and Competencies comprise occupation/job-specific knowledge, skills and abilities that a person needs to have to perform the various tasks.

Click here to download the Overview of Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing.

Click below to view the Technical Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing. 

Engineering and Maintenance

  • Automated Equipment and Control Systems Configuration [PDF/Word]

  • Automated Operation Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Automated Process Design [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering Drawing [PDF/Word]

  • Equipment and Systems Repair [PDF/Word]

  • Equipment and Systems Testing [PDF/Word]

  • Equipment Qualification [PDF/Word]

  • Facility Maintenance [PDF/Word]

  • Installation and Assembly [PDF/Word]

  • Maintenance Strategy Development [PDF/Word]

  • Preventive Maintenance [PDF/Word]

  • Test Planning [PDF/Word]

  • Utilities Management [PDF/Word]

General Management

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Biorisk Management [PDF/Word]

  • Chemical Risk Management [PDF/Word]

  • Emergency and Crisis Situation Management [PDF/Word]

  • Hazards and Risk Identification and Management [PDF/Word]

  • Health, Safety and Environment Procedures Implementation [PDF/Word]

Process Development/Manufacturing Science and Technology

  • Big Data Analysis [PDF/Word]

  • Biological Product Introduction [PDF/Word]

  • Facility Design [PDF/Word]

  • Green Manufacturing Design and Implementation [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Process Design [PDF/Word]

  • Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Product Introduction [PDF/Word]

  • Pharmacovigilance Integration [PDF/Word]

  • Process Analytical Technology Implementation [PDF/Word]

  • Process Modelling [PDF/Word]

  • Process Monitoring [PDF/Word]

  • Process Optimisation [PDF/Word]

  • Product Improvement [PDF/Word]

Production

  • Automated Process Control [PDF/Word]

  • Bioreactor Operation and Control [PDF/Word]

  • Cell Culture [PDF/Word]

  • Chromatography Equipment Operation and Control [PDF/Word]

  • Cleaning and Sterilising [PDF/Word]

  • Emergency Shut-down and Restart [PDF/Word]

  • Filtration Equipment Operation and Control [PDF/Word]

  • Flexible Facilities Implementation [PDF/Word]

  • Good Manufacturing Practices Implementation [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Equipment Operation and Control [PDF/Word]

  • Manufacturing Systems Operation and Control [PDF/Word]

  • Materials Management [PDF/Word]

  • Production Optimisation [PDF/Word]

  • Production Planning [PDF/Word]

  • Production Resource Management [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance

Quality Control

 

(b) View the Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing

Generic Skills and Competencies are employability/transferable skills and competencies.

Click here to download the Overview of Generic Skills and Competencies for the SFw for Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing.


(iv) Training Programmes

The Training Programmes provide information on skills acquisition that are available for new entrants and in-service personnel to acquire skills and competencies required for various job roles in the Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing sector.

 

(a) View the Training Programmes for new entrants

These are programmes that equip new entrants with skills and knowledge for the specific job roles in the sector at their respective entry level. 

Click on the tracks below to download the respective training programme for each job role. 

  • Process Development/Manufacturing Science and Technology [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control[PDF/Word]

  • Production [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance [PDF/Word]

 

(b) View the Training Programmes for in-service employees

For in-service employees who work in the Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing sector and who aspire to take on more challenging roles at work, you can identify and enrol in the training programmes listed here to acquire the relevant skills.

Process Development/Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T)

  • Process Development/MS&T Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Process Development/MS&T Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Process Development/MS&T Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Process Development/MS&T Director [PDF/Word]

  • Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

  • Quality Assurance Assistant [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Assurance Specialist [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Assurance Senior Specialist [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Assurance Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Control Assistant Laboratory Analyst [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Control Laboratory Analyst/Chemist/Microbiologist [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Control Senior Laboratory Analyst/Senior Chemist/Senior Microbiologist [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Control Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Director [PDF/Word]

  • Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

Production

  • Production Senior Technician/Production Technician/Assistant Biotechnologist [PDF/Word]

  • Production Engineer/Biotechnologist [PDF/Word]

  • Production Executive [PDF/Word]

  • Production Team Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Production Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Production Director [PDF/Word]

  • Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

Engineering and Maintenance

  • Engineering and Maintenance Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance Senior Technician [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance Supervisor [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance Manager [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance Principal/Senior Engineer [PDF/Word]

  • Engineering and Maintenance Director [PDF/Word]

  • Site Director/Head [PDF/Word]

 

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.