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Manufacturing Associate III- 3rd Shift (Bioscience)

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 III 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. Train others to perform cross-functional tasks.

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:

  • Demonstrate in-depth awareness of the Endotoxin Operations processes and machinery
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the execution of priorities on the production floor 
  • Understanding of production timelines, constraints, and workload management 
  • Provide manufacturing support to MSAT, QA, and QC  
  • Participate in Trackwise to complete CAPAs, Deviations and EENs  
  • Train others on the majority of  Filling and Finishing processes 
  • Train others the basic use of Trackwise (CAPA, Deviations and EEN)
  • Able to be Subject matter Expert (SME) on 3-4 Department Specific Tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED or equivalent required. Bachelors degree in Science or similar, preferred
  • Must have at least 5 years of experience working in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) environment
  • Solid Communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Functional/Technical Learning of GMP Fill-Finish Operations
  • Results driven
  • Self-motivated, requiring minimal Supervision
  • Working knowledge of Lean Concepts and Methodology – Area 5S, Kanban Systems, Kitting/Staging
  • General Fill-Finish Production Machine operations and troubleshooting capability
  • Knowledge/understanding of Inventory management
  • Familiarity with Environmental & Personnel Monitoring
  • Prior experience with document editing/review
  • Ability to serve as an SME and Trainer on systems/equipment/processes
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)
  • Ability to influence and lead others during unit operations

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 regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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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1978 W Winton Ave

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