Bioprocess Manufacturing Technician

South San Francisco
California, United States of America


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The Position

This position is responsible for producing innovative biotherapeutic medicine by interfacing with highly automated production systems and controls in cGMP manufacturing environment, and maintaining 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).

  • 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).
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems.
  • Comply with safety requirements, cGMP, SOP and manufacturing documentation.
  • Use automation to perform production operations.
  • Operate automated systems for equipment operation.
  • Assemble and prepare equipment for production
  • Work with coworkers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot equipment and process issues.
  • 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).
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems.
  • Comply with safety requirements, cGMP, SOP and manufacturing documentation.
  • Use 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
  • Work with coworkers and supervisor to effectively troubleshoot equipment and process issues.
  • Follow established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed.  Immediately report safety and environmental incidents including injuries, illnesses, near misses, and safety suggestions.  Foster a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Life Sciences or engineering with 3 years of relevant experience, or Associate's degree and 5 years of experience, or High School diploma and 7 years experience.
  • Biotech certificate from approved program desirable.
  • High level of automation and technical process knowledge as related to prep and process within area of responsibility.
  • Background in fermentation or purification operation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Capable of writing detailed reports and summaries.
  • Familiarity of computer-based systems.
  • Detail oriented documentation skills.
  • Communicate effectively and ability to work in a team environment.
  • Professional interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Safety Considerations

  • Schedule could include a non-rotating 3 or 4-day (12 hour shift including 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 40 lbs, Carry 40 lbs, Push/Pull force of 50lbs with full body, and Push/Pull force of 24lbs with arms only may be required.
  • The clean room environment requires: Gowning in the form of hospital scrubs, coveralls, gloves and steel toe boots must 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.

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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