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Manufacturing Associate (Bioscience) - 3rd Shift

Walkersville, MD
Start date
Apr 1, 2024

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Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Walkersville is hiring a Manufacturing Associate I who will be responsible for participating in upstream and/or downstream aseptic manufacturing of Endotoxin Testing products in a ISO 5 environment according to company and departmental SOPs. Successful candidate will also perform set-up and operate production equipment in the Filling and Finishing areas. Performs product inspections and final kit packaging of finished goods.

The work schedule for this 3rd shift position is Sunday 11:30 PM - Friday 8:00 AM at our Walkersville, MD site. 

Eligible for 15% 3rd shift differential and an additional 10% once gown and APS qualified

Key responsibilities:

  • Understand basic level of Endotoxin Operations process flow
  • Completion of Endotoxin Operation Cleanroom General Training
  • Aseptic processing/gowning
  • Cleanroom Equipment Set-Up and Usage
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Completion of Endotoxin Operation Finishing General Training
  • GMP Documentation practices
  • Inspection Proficiency Testing
  • Perform job functions with minimal operator related deviations
  • Maintain training compliance to meet yearly target
  • Must be able to demonstrate GMP documentation practices (minimal
  • document errors)
  • Comply with all safety policies and general regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED or equivalent required. Associate degree in Science or similar, preferred
  • Experience working in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment, a strong plus
  • Solid Communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Results driven
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal Supervision
  • Knowledge/understanding of Inventory management, desired
  • Familiarity with Environmental & Personnel Monitoring, desired
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced, high workload environment, and be able to manage multiple projects and objectives for on-time event closure
  • Must work well on a team, and be able to trouble shoot and problem solve in across-functional team setting

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without


Lonza is a preferred global partner to the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets. We work to enable a healthier world by supporting our customers to deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. We achieve this by combining technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence. Our unparalleled breadth of offerings enables our customers to commercialize their discoveries and innovations in the healthcare industry.

Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, today, Lonza operates across five continents. With more than 17,000 employees (full-time equivalent), we comprise high-performing teams and individual talent who make a meaningful difference to our own business, as well as to the communities in which we operate. The company generated sales of CHF 3 billion with a CORE EBITDA of CHF 987 million in H1 2022. Find out more at


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