Manufacturing Associate - 3rd shift in Fremont, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

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    Fremont, CA
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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking a Manufacturing Associate to work on an overnight position Wednesday through Saturday


  • Performs production processes for GMP manufacturing operations.
  • Operates large-scale and small-scale bioprocess equipment for purification processing.
  • Executes routine unit operations in Purification related to the manufacturing of bulk drug substance in a multi-product facility, as assigned. This may include tank CIP/SIP, transfer, harvest, chromatography, and tangential flow filtration.
  • Performs duties under limited supervision and according to standard operating procedures and batch records.
  • Executes routine unit operations in Purification such as chromatography, tangential flow filtration, Clean-In-Place (CIP), and Steam-In-Place (SIP) operations.
  • Practices ergonomic safety and uses appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in all operations.
  • Performs in-process analytical instrument measurements e.g. pH, conductivity, temperature, pressure, among others.
  • Documents execution of operations through the Bio Manufacturing Execution System (BioMES), batch record and equipment use logbook using Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Performs internal support duties including stocking consumables/materials, updating controlled SOP binders, appropriately discarding expired reagents, recognizing and reporting process and equipment anomalies.
  • Escalates to the team lead or Manager any manufacturing performance, process, or safety issues to ensure safety, regulation compliance, and to facilitate continuous process improvement.
  • Adherence to GMP training schedule and responsible for achieving all training requirements within acceptable timelines.
  • Performs routine housekeeping of the manufacturing plant using the appropriate equipment safety signage, labeling of in-process parts & equipment, squeegeeing liquids to the floor drains, and picking up parts that have fallen on the floor.
  • Performs unit operations described in standard operating procedures and batch records.
  • Recognizes and proactively corrects errors in bioprocess operations prior to failure.
  • Recommends and executes projects and changes to bioprocess operations to reduce risk and increase efficiency.
  • Performs review of GMP documentation.
  • Completes required processing documentation, including product change over and other documentation.
  • Reviews and signs executed process and solution MBRs.
  • Ensures acceptable quality and quantity of work executed.
  • Ensures that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are followed and are correct for bioprocess operations and equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with company quality systems, safety procedures, and other company policies.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in applying industry practices and company policies to daily operations. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 1+ years of experience in a biotech manufacturing environment or other regulated cGMP manufacturing facility and a Bachelor’s degree in science related area or engineering or Associate’s degree in science related area or Biotech certificate or in lieu of Education requirements 3 years of experience in cGMP manufacturing environment.
  •   Competency with process equipment and automated control systems
  • Working experience with GMP manufacturing regulations.  
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing equipment and technology
  • Knowledge of biotech manufacturing process and equipment including cell culture, depth and tangential flow filtration, column chromatography, protein purification and formulation
  • Experience in trouble shooting activities and repairs to production equipment under the guidance of more experienced technicians.
  • Ability to understand, apply, and evaluate basic chemistry, biology, and scientific principles as appropriate for the position.
  • Communication abilities:  to read, speak, and write legibly in English.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including work with spreadsheet programs (Excel) and word processing (Word).
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Detail orientation with the ability to complete written and verbally assigned tasks following specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to interact constructively with peers and support groups.
  • Organizational and communication skills necessary to ensure daily work plan is executed

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