Manufacturing Tech II (Night Shift)

Location
College Station, TX
Posted
Jul 19, 2021
Ref
2021-14765
Hotbed
Lone Star Bio
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Spherion Staffing has partnered with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies to recruit for the Manufacturing Technician positions. To apply for this position, please apply on Spherion's website by clicking on the follow link: https://www.spherion.com/jobs/manufacturing-technician_college-station_37311934/

 

 

This position requires working 2nd shift.

The Manufacturing Technician II work directly with a range of technologies. Dependent upon assignment, the range of technologies may include any of the following:

  • Upstream Unit:
    • Single-Use Cell Culture Vessels/Bioreactors up to 2000L
    • Bacterial Fermentation Culture Vessels up to 2000L
    • Alpha Wasserman Continuous Flow Centrifuges
    • Disposable Magnetic Mixing Bags and Totes
    • Cell Expansion and Propagation
    • Banking/Cryopreservation of Cell Lines and Viruses
    • Hyperstack, Cellstack, and other Adherent Cell Technologies
    • Plate counting, microscopic examination
    • Monitor cultures, take samples, turn-around of bioreactor and fermenters, sterilization, and inoculation
  • Downstream Unit:
    • Medium to Large-scale filtration systems including Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF), Hollow Fiber Tangential Flow Filtration (HFTFF), Nanofiltration and depth filtration
    • Medium to Large-scale Chromatographic systems (ÄKTA).
    • Pre-Packed Columns from 1L to 100L
    • Single use mixing systems (Pall & GE)
    • Single Use connectivity types such as GE DAC and Colder AseptiQuik
    • Bulk filling
    • Aseptic process simulation and drug product filling
    • Plate counting, microscopic examination
    • Monitor cultures, take samples, turn-around of bioreactor and fermenters, sterilization, and inoculation
  • Buffer Preparation Unit:
    • Preparation of medium from stock raw materials including the compounding, mixing, testing and filtration for further process needs
    • Preparation of buffers from stock raw materials including the compounding, mixing, testing and filtration for further process needs
    • Weighing of raw materials per batch record specifications and assignment of appropriate expiry per procedures
    • Integrity testing of filters

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Essential Functions Include:

  • Write and review standard operating procedures, buffer formulation records and batch production records.
  • Assist senior staff in implementing project safety and quality assurance programs in accordance with SOPs.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of proprietary company information.
  • Document and maintain activity records according to cGMP regulations and ensure junior team members are trained.
  • Operate general production equipment such as Autoclaves, Glass washers, Incubators, Analytical Scales, pH/conductivity meters, etc.
  • Perform daily cleaning and sanitization of the laboratory and manufacturing areas.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with others.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Ability to train others to perform to cGMP standards.
  • Good self-discipline and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work flexible work hours, and be willing to work outside of normal, scheduled hours; as necessary. Must be able to work alternative shift hours and weekends as required.
  • Excellent math and computer skills.
  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment with full clean room gowning and good aseptic technique.
  • Must have good planning and time management skills and be willing and able to interface with colleagues in many different roles and functions throughout the manufacturing facilities.

 

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

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.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Experience prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching above shoulders and stretching.
  • Hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.
  • Potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals, gases, fumes, odors, mists, and dusts, and other hazardous materials.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coat, safety shoes and gloves.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Attendance is mandatory.

Technician II Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree preferably in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, or other related field, and 1 year of relevant experience; OR
  • High School/GED with 2 years relevant experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a GMP environment
  • Biotechnology Certificate

 

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

If an accommodation to the application process is needed, please e-mail FDBTHR@fujifilm.com or call 979-431-3500.