Senior Bio-Manufacturing Engineer (Nights), Plasmid Manufacturing

Arranta Bio
Watertown, MA
Mar 22, 2021
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time


Arranta Bio is a rapidly growing and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Our vision is to be the best in class CDMO providing development and GMP manufacturing services to microbiome innovators within the pharmaceutical industry. Therapies focused on the human microbiome are exhibiting incredible potential towards revolutionizing disease etiology and associated medical treatments. Arranta Bio’s mission is to build a world class organization which provides microbiome bio-pharmaceutical innovators with a single source of supply from early process development through clinical and commercial GMP finished product.


Arranta hires people who are committed and passionate to the goal of bringing life enhancing products to patients. We want top talent who will render ideas and a relentless desire towards accomplishing our mission; when a job becomes a passion, it makes you feel ALIVE.

Here at Arranta Bio, we embrace ALIVE – our core values that we live and breathe daily! We are Agile, Leading, Innovating, Value Creating, and Engaging.

We embrace our challenges as opportunities.

We are empowered to think and act.

We never settle; we strive to improve through purposeful creativity.

We build aligned teams who learn, grow, and deliver.

We are committed to building strong relationships.

Are you ready to come ALIVE with a daring and intrepid team?  Don’t wait another minute; Apply today!


 Arranta Bio seeks a night shift Senior Bio-Manufacturing Engineer who brings enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, scientific rigor, and a desire to help drive novel programs. The candidate must be independent, goal-oriented, flexible, and able to work efficiently across multiple projects. We are searching for enthusiastic, and innovative individuals with a good understanding of Change Controls, Quality Investigations, and familiar with Upstream and Downstream biomanufacturing principles.


  • Lead to completion of project milestones and organize own work to meet project task deadlines.
  • Provide written and verbal updates to supervisors or other department managers
  • Train and lead Manufacturing Associates
  • Use operational and technical expertise to assist in troubleshooting activities, technology transfer and start-up activities. 
  • Monitor the technical documentation for the production and processes approval.
  • Ensure all production equipment and systems are in compliance with (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Manage execution of relevant process activities by following established Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Perform process monitoring and data analysis, and data preparation for presentation in several forums including project team meeting
  • Effectively maintain good communication and collaborate with cross-functional colleagues and external partners for successful execution/completion of projects.
  • Participate in the tech transfer and scale-up of developed processes to pilot and/or GMP manufacturing.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope (bridging upstream and downstream processes, manufacturing) the development schedule 
  • Evaluate functional strengths and developmental areas a team with the ability to focused on continuous improvement


Experience and Skills


  • 4+ Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years Manufacturing experience with demonstrated progression from Associate I-III 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel required.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Mechanical knowledge and the use of hand tools
  • Demonstrated ability to train and coach others
  • Experience with Six Sigma or other operational excellence programs
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks while remaining focused
  • Reliable, dependable, and organized



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is required to work overnight 12 hour night shifts
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities


  • Phone reimbursement policy for qualified individuals
  • Free parking
  • Highly competitive healthcare with many plan options:
  • Medical (HMO/PPO/EPO)
    • Dental
    • vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Up to 10 weeks of 100% paid maternity leave
  • 2 weeks of 100% paid paternity, domestic partner, & adoption leave
  • Educational assistance program
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 100% match on first 5% deferred.
  • A suite of Arranta Bio paid insurance coverage, including life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • Employee Referral program
  • Competitive PTO plan, in addition to 10 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)