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Manufacturing -Readiness Coordinator I

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
College Station, TX
Start date
Mar 6, 2023

Job Details

  The Manufacturing Readiness Coordinator I assist the Manufacturing team to ensure right-first-time execution on the GMP manufacturing floor and on time starts by coordinating and delivering readiness milestones. 

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Essential Functions

Responsible for participating in the following activities within the Manufacturing Support Services function


  • Familiar with drafting and finalizing process consumables list for new client programs
  • Work with Supply Chain, Process Development, Manufacturing Operations, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance to identify materials and consumables appropriate for GMP manufacture.
  • Familiar with preparing material specifications to enable purchasing and release of materials/consumables for use in GMP manufacture.
  • Coordinate purchase order creation for client owned/client delivered materials
  • Deliver inputs and outputs necessary for SAP recipe creation
  • Works with Manufacturing and Supply Chain to follow-up on material ordering and receipt status for GMP manufacturing.
  • Generate PO for consumables as applicable


  • Create standard work for manufacturing readiness, execution, and disposition activities for new customer programs
  • Author batch records
  • Generate SOP's and applicable forms for new equipment and route them in document control system
  • Generate WR for changes / service as needed.
  • Generate, route and close Change Controls for equipment as required
  • Familiar with drafting Batch Production Records from Process Specs, update per client review and route for approval
  • Review Unicorn Methods and DeltaV recipes with Process Engineer
  • Review product sample plans
  • Generate Intermediate and Final product labels and client approval forms as necessary
  • Review Process Specification
  • Create tier 2 placards for each new client program.
  • Review campaign summary report
  • Support Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) risk assessments.
  • Support Potential Problem Analysis (PPA) events

Equipment and Readiness Coordination

  • Coordinate room/equipment changeover
  • Ensure all equipment is in the room prior cleaning and room release.
  • Coordinate room release
  • Coordinate with facilities any service or Preventive Maintenance/Corrective Maintenance that needs to be performed to the room or system/equipment in the room.
  • Identify availability and schedule equipment usage as necessary.
  • Review Unicorn methods
  • Assist Process Engineers with room layouts
  • Induct new/updated equipment into Blue Mountain asset management system
  • Ensure equipment location data is current in Blue Mountain
  • Generate work requests for changes/service as required
  • Assist Manufacturing Techs to identify / request / retrieve needs prior to process e.g. Post-use sanitization buffers, AKTA calibration buffers and materials, etc.
  • Provide PIP support
  • Originates and tracks manufacturing work orders as necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Continuous Learning and Improvement

  • Participates in team projects relating to Operational Excellence such as Problem Analysis and Prevention

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Good oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Practical understanding of equipment used in bioprocessing (downstream and/or upstream)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good self-discipline and attention to detail.
  • Must have flexible work hours – must be willing to work outside of normally-scheduled hours as necessary; including opportunities for alternative shift-hours and weekends as required.
  • Experience working in clean room environments.
  • Must have good planning skills and must be willing to interface with and support team members 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.
  • Use hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds, on occasion.
  • Attendance is mandatory


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering or other related field with 1 year of relevant manufacturing experience in GMP or regulated industry; OR
  • Associate degree / Technical certification in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering or other related field with 2 years of relevant experience, 1 of which should be in manufacturing, GMP or regulated industry; OR
  • High School/GED with 4 years of relevant experience 2 of which should be in manufacturing, GMP or regulated industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with both Upstream and Downstream cell culture processes
  • Experience with material control and testing requirements

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 or call 979-431-3500.



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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