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Manufacturing Tech II (Night Shift)

Employer
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
Location
College Station, TX
Start date
Nov 24, 2022
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Job Details

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

 

External US

  • 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

 

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences discipline; OR
  • Bachelor's degree outside of Life Sciences with some related work experience; OR
  • Associate degree / Technical certification with 1 year of related Life Science work experience with at least 6 months in a manufactuing environment; OR
  • High School/GED with 2 years related work experience, 1 of which would be in a manufactuing environment.

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 email FDBTHR@fujifilm.com or call 979-431-3528.

Company

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies is an industry leading cGMP Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) supporting our partners in the biopharmaceutical industry with the development and production of their biologic, vaccines and gene therapies.

With over 30 years of experience in process development and cGMP manufacturing, a dedicated staff of over 2,000 and a reputation for excellent customer service, flexibility and responsiveness, we’ve become a trusted partner to some of the most prominent biotech developers and pharmaceutical companies in the industry.

Our Process Development experience includes the development of processes for molecules expressed via fermentation (e.g., E. coli, P. pastoris), cell culture systems including CHO, HEK, Vero, MDCK, EB66 and insect cells, and from transgenic sources.

Our network expands within five development and manufacturing facilities located in Teesside, United Kingdom; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA; College Station, Texas, Thousand Oaks CA USA and Hillerød, Denmark.

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