Apprentice Production Technician

Torrance, CA
Jul 10, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Bachem has established an official apprenticeship program registered with the Department of Labor for the position of Apprentice Production Technician. Participants in the approximately year long program will be fully trained in all aspects of production. They will also be required to attend specific external classes to further enhance their knowledge in the field. Upon successful completion of the program participants will receive a Certificate of Completion to show they have mastered the necessary skills. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity to earn and learn at the same time. Those who remain with Bachem after the program will receive the current starting wage for a fully trained Production Technician.

Apprentice Production Technician (Torrance, CA)

Starting pay: $16.00 per hour

The Apprentice Production Technician, under supervision, will learn to perform all aspects of the role of Production Technician I. This role will be responsible for contributing to the safe and economic manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) products, such as peptide or related bioorganic compounds, as a member of a production team. Production Technician Apprentice, produce APIs from gram to multiple kg scale. The majority of responsibilities will include routine equipment setup for synthesis and downstream, the operation of manufacturing equipment, organizing and cleaning work area such as workbenches, tools, instruments, and equipment, material handling, performing CIP (IPC), housekeeping in general and keeping track of batch documentation according to cGMP regulations.

Your Tasks:

  • Manufacturing of active pharmaceutical products (APIs) by performing all stages of the process, such as the synthesis, cleavage, and purification
  • Carry out the necessary preparative steps self-dependent according to directions/instructions given by supervisor
  • Follow written procedures (e.g. SOP, BPR) and comply with cGMP guidelines
  • Perform proper documentation following cGMP guidelines
  • Set up, clean, operate, and maintain equipment used for manufacturing
  • Adhere to manufacturing schedules and timelines
  • Make safe, efficient, and conscious use of instruments, raw materials, products and other resources
  • Ensure manufacturing and personnel safety and security in the workplace
  • Propose and implement technical improvements
  • Be a team player and be highly flexible


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to comprehend GMP standard and quality control measures
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Capable of working methodically and accordingly adhering to rules and regulations
  • Ability to read, understand, follow written procedures (SOPs & BPRs) and instructions provided by the immediate supervisor
  • Flexibility and availability for shift work
  • Great oral communication and writing skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to effectively organize, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively with the ability to function well in a team environment
  • Flexibility of working hours based on business needs, may include some nights and occasional weekends


  • Previous experience in GMP manufacturing environment such as Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Dairy, Vitamins, Cosmetics, or medical devices
  • Knowledgeable and no fear of contact with any kind of technical equipment