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Manufacturing Technician, AO Line 3, Liquid (Contractor)

Hillsboro, Oregon


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The Position

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity, and diversity.  We believe every employee makes a difference. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are courageous in both decision and action, we believe that good business means a better world.

The focus of Hillsboro Technical Operations (HTO) is Drug Product manufacturing (Component Prep & Compounding, Liquid/Lyophilized Filling, Automated/Manual Inspection, Packaging/Finished Products and Distribution.) 

Shift/Days-Sunday to Tuesday, every other Wednesday, 6:00am to 6:30pm

Contract duration 6 months with possible extensions

Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for Roche’s mission of advancing and boldly championing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures and proactively identify unsafe conditions
  • Perform safety and housekeeping audits as required
  • Assist in set up, change over, and test run equipment for various-sized vials and packages as
  • required
  • Supporting the Operations Specialist, Maintenance, and/or outside services in the repair,
  • maintenance, and calibration of Genentech systems as required
  • Perform training of other Technicians
  • Assist in the development of plant SOP's and training materials
  • Learner and Practitioner of the Lean Production System and Agile Ways of Working
  • Execute production recipes, check-in equipment, and perform material movements using automated computer software applications (SAP and MES systems)
  • Operate all formulation, sterile filling, inspection, and final vial packaging equipment in the plant
  • Perform material handling in the plant as required
  • Perform preparation of sterile components
  • Assist in the cleaning, set-up, sterilization, and dis-assembly on a variety of processing equipment Perform bulk thaw, dilution, and formulation operations
  • Performing manual inspection of empty vials and filled product with a focus on quality and efficiency Conduct environmental monitoring activities in the manufacturing areas as required
  • Prior to start-up, during processing, and at the completion of the manufacturing process, perform all documentation and clerical functions to provide the proper accountability and traceability of components and finished product
  • At the start and finish of each shift, report and make recommendations regarding equipment,  supplies, required repairs, process concerns, safety concerns, and areas for improvement in reliability, yield, and efficiency
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team-oriented environment to ensure maximum and high quality output Perform cleaning and housekeeping duties as required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Proficiency in the English language - reading, writing, and communication
  • Must be able to work all shifts (1st, 2nd, or 3rd), required overtime as needed, able to lift 45 pounds, and stand for extended periods of time
  • In addition, all candidates must pass a vision acuity and color discrimination test
  • Must complete periodic physical examinations to identify medical conditions which pose a risk to Grade C or higher operation
  • Must have 1 to 2 years (within the last 7 years) experience in the operation of complex mechanical equipment used in the washing, filling, conveying, sealing, inspection and packaging of products/containers is highly desirable (target industries include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, electronic, chemical, food, cosmetics, and/or other medical industries)
  • Must be computer literate, including ability to interface with computer systems and PLC-based logic.
  • Must be comfortable working with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), navigating through web pages and e-mail. Must possess basic typing skills

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND
  • Graduate of a two-year Associate's Degree program in Electrical/Mechanical Technology (or equivalent) is a plus.

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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