Senior Manufacturing Tech- Downstream

Location
Oceanside, CA
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Ref
2394188
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manufacturing Tech- 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

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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.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Senior Manufacturing Technician reports to the Manufacturing Manager in Downstream Manufacturing, and must be flexible to work day, swing, or night shifts, and/or weekends.

Responsibilities for this role include:
  • Comply with safety and environmental rules and regulations applicable to the operations.
  • Submit environmental, safety, and property damage near miss and incident reports and participate in investigations and corrective action identification.
  • Assists in manufacturing product.
  • Has daily interaction with department members to ensure production proceeds as scheduled.
  • Works in conjunction with other manufacturing technicians under the guidance of a Team Lead.
  • Monitors and controls weights, volumes, temperatures, pressure, and pH.
  • Participates in Downstream Manufacturing production processes, including but not limited to:
    • Protein Purification by means of column chromatography, Viral Filtration, UFDF, and Buffer Preparation.
    • Clean in Place (CIP) and Steam in Place (SIP) of fixed tanks/vessels and portable equipment and Clean out of Place (COP) of miscellaneous parts and equipment.
  • Updates SOPs and Master Production Batch Records.
  • Interacts with QA/QC and Supply Chain to ensure that all raw materials and components are available for production usage.
  • Interacts with outside vendors on productions supplies and materials.
  • Consistently adheres to cGMPs.
  • May aid in the training of newer employees in standard operating procedures and processes.
  • Has daily interaction with department members to ensure production proceeds as scheduled.
  • Works to demanding production schedules and strict compliance/quality requirements.
  • Supports continuous improvement and process reliability through involvement in process improvement teams.
  • Assists in analysis of recurrent troubles or breakdowns, and recommends improvements and cost savings ideas to management.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • HS diploma, a Certificate and minimum 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is required, within Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Demonstrates good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Works on non-routine to somewhat complex problems, requiring evaluation of multiple factors before taking action.
  • Must be flexible and open to various shifts, weekends, holidays, and longer hours as business needs dictate
  • Must be able to stand continuously for 4 hours at a time
  • Must be comfortable observing aseptic gowning procedures, and able to change work attire as required for the task.
  • Occasionally lift 50 lbs
  • Routinely lift 25 lbs


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.avature.net/Gilead

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical 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.


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