Manufacturing Associate - Cell culture operations in Fremont, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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Job Description


Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a variety of media and stock solutions that are transferred from tank to bag or tank to tank in order to support cell culture main operations to facilitate proper cellular growth per SOP.
  • Follow SOPs to perform routine cleaning activities of parts and equipment using manual cleaning methods, designated parts washers, Clean-In-Place (CIP) and Clean-Out-Of-Place (COP) systems.
  • Collect rinse water samples and performing swabs on required equipment for testing.
  • Execute proper documentation and measures to initiate changing over of parts and equipment to be released for use.
  • Performs a majority of operations in a cGMP clean room environment.
  • Practices ergonomic safety and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in all operations.
  • Documents execution of operations through the Bio Manufacturing Execution System (BioMES), batch record and equipment use logbook using Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Interchange between electronic and paper documentation procedures.
  • Performs internal support duties including stocking consumables and materials, updating controlled SOP binders, appropriately discarding expired reagents, recognizing and reporting process and equipment anomalies.
  • Reports any issues related to manufacturing performance, process and safety to the team lead or Manager in order to ensure safety and compliance with regulations and cGMPs and to facilitate continuous process improvement.
  • Participates in training and development opportunities in order to gain an understanding of SOPs, GMPs, regulatory compliance requirements and departmental policies.
  • Performs routine housekeeping of the manufacturing plant using the 5S organization methodology by using appropriate equipment safety signage, labeling of parts-in-process, sweeping water pools to the floor drain, and picking up parts from the floor.
  • Collaborates within team and department in order to follow best practices and meet department goals.


Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED plus 4 years closely related technical experience required, experience in a pharmaceutical or chemicals manufacturing environment preferred
  • An Associates Degree with 2+ years closely related technical experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or chemicals manufacturing environment desired
  • Bachelors degree in a Science or Engineering field with 1+ years of GMP experience preferred
  • Experience working with established GMP procedures and bulk manufacturing.
  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing systems, methods and procedures, and understanding of cell culture processes.
  • Must possess effective troubleshooting skills with equipment or processes
  • Ability to be organized and work well in small work groups.
  • Must be able to assist in trouble shooting activities and repairs to production equipment under the guidance of more experienced technicians.
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills, including the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversions.
  • Must be detail oriented with demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, and follow written instructions.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Experiences in related biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Must be able to learn and perform basic computer operations such as MS Office and Outlook and other computer based software
  • Experience in Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Mammalian cell culture, Bio Manufacturing Execution System (BioMES), Process Control System DeltaV, and Laboratory Management Information System (LIMS) highly preferred

***For immediate consideration, please email your updated resume to bcharles@apexlifesciences.com with 'Manufacturing Associate CA' in the subject line.