Technician, Manufacturing

Sarasota, FL
Jul 21, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Akron Biotech is continuing to transform and further its rapidly growing capabilities and is now seeking highly motivated professionals to join our expanding team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role within our organization that is driving advanced therapy development and commercialization with high quality industrial scale solutions. We manufacture and distribute components and raw materials for cell therapy discovery, development, and commercialization to meet industry needs worldwide. We offer an array of highly competitive benefits and perks to our valued associates.

General Responsibilities
  • Provides manufacturing operations support in either upstream (suspension culturing utilizing large-scale bioreactors) and/or downstream (TFF, HPLC, depth and sterilizing-filtration).
  • Assists with the development and scale up of manufacturing processes.
  • Performs aseptic processes and testing in a cleanroom environment.
  • Executes and maintains documentation related to manufacturing procedures.
  • Assists with the authoring/revision of manufacturing batch records, SOPs, work instructions, forms, logbooks and technical reports.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable regulations and industry standards (e.g. FDA 21CFR, cGMP, ISO13485).
  • Assists Scientists/Supervisors with process validation and equipment qualification where required.
  • Performs general equipment upkeep and preventive maintenance.
  • Supports deviation investigations and implementation of change controls, CAPAs and other QMS-related documentation as assigned. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • BA/BS or AA/AS in Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering or a related field; 1-2 years’ experience working in a life science manufacturing role highly preferred.
  • Detailed-oriented with good time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments in a multi-task position. 
  • Motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a growing manufacturing team.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and Software Programs. 
  • Requires a strong adherence to cGMPs, regulatory compliance and safety requirements, SOPs and work instructions.