Posted to MedZilla on 7/26/2017


United States, Manufacturing Technician SC_EF_12796-MZ


A leading US biopharmaceutical organisation with a solid commercial portfolio of life-saving drugs within a number of therapy areas have a new Manufacturing Technician job opportunity at their offices in La Verne, CA. The company has a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and approximately 5,000 employees in offices across four continents. This Manufacturing Technician role is a contract position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works on basic to routine assignments following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Performs moderately complex tasks associated with aseptic processing, dispensing, compaction, granulation, milling and coating.
  • Reports to Team Lead on a regular basis on line performance and reports any issues that need to be resolved.
  • Performs more complex troubleshooting unassisted
  • Works on more complex manufacturing processes and assignments
  • Assembles, disassembles and operates aseptic filling equipment and lyophilizer autoloading equipment in classed cleanroom environments.
  • Prepares equipment and components for sterilization.
  • Operates processing equipment including autoclaves, ovens, vial washers, and depyrogenation tunnel.
  • Cleans (manually and clean-in-place) and assembles equipment for production.
  • Performs clean-in-place and sterilization-in-place of tanks.
  • Performs annealing and sterile filtrations of products.
  • Operates vial capper, unloads product from lyophilizers, and packs off unloaded vials from lyophilizers and liquid fill line.
  • Performs detailed /Oracle (computerized software) and MES transactions in resolving inventory discrepancies.
  • Cleans manufacturing areas, including walls, ceilings and floors.
  • Creates purchase orders for consumables.
  • Completes and maintains documentation related to assigned work, including logbooks, batch records, etc.
  • May act as point of contact for a compliance audit.
  • Operates drum coater and compression equipment.
  • Dispenses ingredients for batches.
  • Performs MBR Manufacturing batch report updates.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Demonstrates good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, and detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Follows written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Master Batch Records and must be able to take variant action only with approval of department management.
  • Independent action and initiative in resolving issues.
  • Previous experience operating a forklift or powered industrial truck.
  • Demonstrates strong safety orientation, with strict adherence to established safety practices and standards.
  • Takes independent action and initiative in resolving issues.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, HS Diploma, and a Certificate to FETAC level 6 (GSL)
  • Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is required.
  • Must be able to work on a rotational shift schedule alternating between day shift and grave shift.
  • Must be able to work 12-hour shift schedules.
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Must be able to work holidays
  • Must be able to operate and qualify for respirator usage
  • Must be able to see and distinguish all colors and shades
  • Must be able to stand for a continuous 4 hours
  • Occasionally lift 50 lbs
  • Routinely lift 25 lbs

To Apply:

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