Manufacturing Bioprocess Technician - Biotech (S. San Francisco, CA)

Manufacturing Bioprocess Technician - Biotech (S. San Francisco, CA)

We are proud to offer an exciting temp. opportunity to work as a Manufacturing Bioprocess Technician at an innovative, entrepreneurial and well-known Pharmaceutical company located in the South San Francisco.  Join this team of employees who are helping to improve healthcare by developing and manufacturing pharmaceutical products that positively affect the lives of patients.

 

Temporary Assignment for 6 months (this role will most likely extend up to 3 years)

Pay Rate: $25.00/hour

Full-Time Role

Candidates must be flexible to work any shifts (day or night shifts), including weekends!  Requires overtime as needed.

  • Shifts are 13 hour shifts, alternating 3 days and 4 days a week and can be either be day (7 am to 8 pm) or night shift (7 pm to 8 am).  Flexibility is a must!

 

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for producing innovative bio-therapeutic medicine by interfacing with highly automated production systems and controls in cGMP manufacturing environment, and maintain areas in high state of inspection preparedness. Operates production equipment for cell culture or purification that may include culture growth, process monitoring, sampling, harvesting, purification, formulation, freeze thaw and transfer. Performs media/buffer solution preparation operations. Maintains records and clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices cGMP and Standard Operating Procedures SOP. Responsible for being proficient in one functional area. Understands and applies biological, chemical and mechanical principles and techniques.

  • Operate systems that clean and sterilize tanks and filtration systems.
  • Prepare solutions for the production process.
  • Review documentation and check all calculations e.g. tickets, labels, equipment reading . Trouble shoot equipment and process problems.
  • Comply with safety requirements, cGMP, SOP and manufacturing documentation.
  • Use of automation to perform production operations.
  • Provide support to Manufacturing to meet production demands.
  • Operate automated systems for equipment operation.
  • Assemble and prepare equipment for production.
  • Exhibit detail oriented documentation skills
  • Communicate effectively and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Exhibit professional interpersonal skills.
  • Work with coworkers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot minor equipment and process issues.
  • Follows established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed.
  • Immediately reports safety and environmental incidents including injuries, illnesses, near misses, and safety suggestions.
  • Fosters a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt.

Supplementary Responsibilities

  • Operate bioreactors, centrifuges, other harvest systems and protein purification units.
  • Operate and clean fixed tank and filtration systems Operate large scale column chromatography systems.
  • Operate small-scale cell culture areas and systems by operating cleaning, set up, and maintaining 20L bioreactors; inoculating and maintaining spinner seed cultures using aseptic techniques, maintaining cell banks; and performing general seed lab operations.
  • Perform Solution Preparation activities media and buffer make-up
  • Clean, assemble, and sterilize equipment using glass washers and autoclaves.
  • Perform automated CIP and SIP of fixed equipment.

 

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Safety Considerations

  • Schedule could include a non-rotating 4-day (10 hour shift), one weekend day, evening or night hours, or full off-shift hours.
  • Expected to be on feet for 8 to 10 hours a day.
  • Climb upwards of 6 flights of stairs a day to maneuver within the manufacturing facility.
  • Lift up to 25 lbs may be required. Environment requires approved gowning based on QS38 standards, gloves and steel toe boots to be worn.
  • No make up or jewelry can be worn when working in the clean room environment.
  • Work in clean room environment with large mechanical equipment, piping, and pumps connecting to tanks serviced by high-pressure steam, water and air together this creates a loud environment.
  • Work with hazardous materials and chemicals.

Job Matrix

  • A good working knowledge of bio-pharm technology and processes. 
  • Trained and skilled in all operational procedures of at least one manufacturing department.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently document and record information related to the process.
  • Occasionally makes routine decisions based on experience.  Identifies and suggests solutions to common basic problems.
  • Recognizes non-routine problems, investigates and suggests potential solutions.
  • Judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. 
  • Ability to recognize deviation from accepted practices is required. 

 

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Life Sciences or engineering and 1 year related experience
  • Associate Degree and 3 year experience
  • High school and 5 years experience
  • Biotech certificate from approved program
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity of computer-based systems
  • Background in fermentation
  • Ability to receive, interpret and provide basic information and materials involved with the day to day activities of performing the job.

 

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