Senior Manufacturing Tech

La Verne, CA
Nov 26, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manufacturing Tech
United States - California - La Verne

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

Senior Manufacturing Tech

Job Description

This is a more experienced position requiring sound knowledge of manufacturing systems, methods and procedures, and regulatory affairs.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works on more complex, non-routine projects/assignments where analysis of procedures or operations requires a review of identifiable factors.
  • Exercises judgment within well-defined and established procedures and practices to determine appropriate action - identifies problems and generates alternatives and recommendations within defined processes.
  • Coordinates planning, organization, and implementation of projects within specified objectives.
  • Writing skills are refined and participates in writing of communications, procedures and protocols.
  • Acts as a point of escalation for junior staff.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma skills.
  • Demonstrates capability in covering for Team Lead Activities during absence (except Human Resource Management).
  • May fill in for basic shift supervisory roles.
  • Highly proactive in the identification and implementation of improvement activities
  • Assists in manufacturing product
  • Has daily interaction with department members to ensure production proceeds as scheduled
  • Responsible for the processing of product hydrations.
  • Monitors and controls weights, volumes, temperatures, pressure, and pH.
  • Participates in production processes, including cleaning and set-up.
  • Updates SOPs and Master Production Batch Records.
  • Interacts with QA/QC and Inventory Control 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.

Knowledge and Skills
  • 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.

Typical Education and Experience
  • HS diploma, and minimum 6 years of relevant experience.

Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is required, within Biopharmaceutical or Pharmaceutical industry preferred.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.​

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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