Manufacturing Technician III - Downstream

Location
Oceanside, CA, United States
Posted
Jan 20, 2021
Ref
2108255
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Manufacturing Technician III - Downstream
United States - California - Oceanside

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company's five core values. That's because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Manufacturing Technician III- Downstream

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Department:

Downstream Manufacturing, Oceanside

Job Responsibilities
  • The Manufacturing Technician III is responsible for the operation of large and small scale chromatography columns and skids, viral filtration and ultrafiltration/diafiltration skids, as well as all related equipment and systems necessary to clean, configure, sanitize/sterilize and maintain said equipment.
  • Operation and practical knowledge of glass washers, autoclaves, filters, pumps and analytical equipment to support and monitor the process is expected.
  • Safety and Compliance are the two primary objectives of manufacturing operations.
  • Reports to Team Lead on a regular basis on line performance and reports any issues that need to be resolved.
  • Expected duties also include planning and executing the safe and efficient operation of assigned processes, Good Documentation Practices, timely communication of deviations, incidents and/or safety concerns and all relevant housekeeping duties to ensure the work areas are kept to a high level of cleanliness and inspection readiness.
  • Involvement in planning and full execution/proper documentation of all operations associated with:
    • Buffer preparation
    • Protein Purification by means of column chromatography, Viral Filtration and UFDF
    • Clean in Place (CIP) and Steam in Place (SIP) of fixed tanks/vessels and portable equipment and Clean out of Place (COP)/Glasswash of misc. parts and equipment
    • Proficiency and routine maintenance of analytical equipment including but not limited to: pH/conductivity meters, bioanalyzers, osmometers, benchtop centrifuges, cell counters and microscopes
  • Experience with DeltaV Automation Systems and Unicorn System Control or equivalent
  • Aseptic Processing experience and knowledge required.
  • Knowledge of quality systems, validation principles, regulatory and ICH guidelines and multi-product controls required
  • Background or understanding of Lean concepts (Kaizen, 5S, KanBan) desired
  • Works under demanding production schedules and strict compliance/quality requirements
  • Coordination with support groups including, but not limited to: Process Development, Quality Assurance and Control, Calibration, Maintenance, Validation, and Materials Management as a Manufacturing representative
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, proactive and self-managing, proven problem solving as well as a detailed and organized approach are key components to the success of this candidate.
  • Must be flexible to work day, swing, or night shifts, and/or weekends


Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:
  • Knowledge of written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Master Batch Records
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications and administrative policies
  • Ability to follow direction and work under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates capability in organizing more complex activities in a manufacturing process


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A minimum 3 years of relevant experience, HS Diploma and a Certificate to FETAC level 6 (GSL)
  • 0 - 2 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors degree in engineering or scientific discipline
  • Prior experience in a Biologics cGMP related industry is required.
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