Lab Technician - Microcleaner

Kite Pharma
El Segundo, CA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Biotech Beach
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Kite, a Gilead Company, is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? Come help us in our quest to cure cancer! Everyone at Kite is grounded by this common goal. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

Job Description

This position works in activities associated with the sanitation of controlled areas in accordance with company procedures and cGMP's. The incumbent will follow all applicable company procedures and policies to ensure aseptic conditions are maintained, that appropriate room and equipment records are accurate and that professional behavior is displayed within the controlled areas. The Lab Technician plays a critical role in assuring sanitary conditions of the controlled areas to manufacture sterile pharmaceuticals is maintained.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Performs sanitary cleaning activities as defined by established operating procedures and as directed by Manager/Supervisor.
  • Perform sterile and non-sterile stocking, staging and shifting (FIFO) of usable garments for multiple gowning rooms.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records.
  • Attend and complete all training required by Company SOPs, procedures and policies.
  • Maintains accurate and complete inventory of cleaning supplies ensuring supplies are never depleted.
  • Reviews and provides signatory signoff of documentation.
  • Provides accurate and complete assistance to other Departments as needed.
  • Works in a safe and effective manner in accordance with all company, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by management.
  • Must embrace the QUALITY culture.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Ability to strictly adhere to the Company's rules, regulations and operating procedures as they apply to the position and general employment.
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment where Biohazardous & Hazardous waste are handled and removed daily.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment.
  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend documents in Standard English such as Standard Operating Procedures, manufacturing schedules, operating manuals and company & safety policies.
  • Ability to work overtime and holidays as needed.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and demonstrate dependability and timeliness.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
Physical Environment and Physical Requirements:
  • Physically capable to don and wear cleanroom/protective gowning and equipment, including but not limited to gowning, goggles, face shields, and protective gloves. PPE are essential for the health and safety of employees.
  • Perform operations within an ISO Class clean rooms.
  • Employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to squat, bend, kneel, and or reach for 80% of a shift.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, and/or move about for 80% of a shift.

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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