Bioprocess Manufacturing Technician, Upstream (Night Shift)

Oceanside
California, United States of America


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The Position

Responsible for producing innovative biotherapeutic 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • A good working knowledge of biopharm 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.
  • All employees with jobs that require access to the Warehouse must be able to pass the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA).
  • 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 fermenters, centrifuges, other harvest systems and protein purifications 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 batch feed fermenters; 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.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering and 1 year related experience, or Associate degree and 3 years experience, or High school and 5 years experience.
  • Biotech certificate from approved program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 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.
  • Schedule could include a non-rotating 12 hour shift, one weekend day, evening or night hours, or full off-shift hours. Must be flexibly to work any shift.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.

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