NGS Manufacturing Formulation Operator - Carlsbad, CA

Date Posted: 04/07/2021


Equity Staffing Group has an excellent opportunity with one of our life science clients as a Manufacturing Operator 2 in the Carlsbad, CA area! This position will be working in the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) department handling Filling and Assembling reagent kits, used in DNA Sequencing.

2nd shift - Monday - Friday - 2::00pm - 10:30pm.

Job Description
Pay rate: $22.00

Job title: NGS Manufacturing Formulation

Position Summary:

Work in a team based environment and formulate molecular biology reagents for use in research and commercial scientific products for the life sciences industry. The formulations range in scale from 1 mL to 1,500 L, they are manufactured using controlled protocols, and data is recorded on batch records following good documentation practices.

Key Objectives of the role:

Executes on formulation of reagents and solutions in a fast-paced manufacturing environment following a controlled documents and procedures.
Utilize specialized technical knowledge and skills to make detailed observations and analyze data within operating parameters. Actively participate in troubleshooting for specific processes or activities as assigned.
Maintain equipment, product inventories and related records as assigned. Note variances on manufacturing documents; audit and evaluate process documents and propose revisions.
Identify manufacturing procedures intended to optimize existing processes and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Advise the team lead/manager of factors that may affect quality of the product, initiate problem reports for deviations and non-conforming materials, and suggest options and ideas for corrective actions and preventive actions (CAPA).
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, or other related discipline and 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing or research laboratory or combination of experience and education in Biotech relevant to a role in large scale formulation or solutions manufacturing area.
Proficiency in the use of scientific laboratory techniques, equipment and materials:
Aseptic techniques
Scales and balances
pH/Conductivity meters
Mixers and stir plates
Pipetting
Spectrophotometer operation (Nanodrop)
Large scale solution formulation in fixed and mobile tanks with built in scales
Walk in fume hood
Snorkel dust collectors
Good documentation practices
Safety awareness and identification of potential safety issues.
Bench work in a lab environment and manufacturing facility with specialized equipment.
Ability to carry out scientific procedures and make recommendations for improvement.
Excellent documentation and communication skills.
Lifting up to 25 lbs will be required on a frequent basis.
Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.
Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
May intermittently sit at desk/lab bench for a long period of time to perform experiments, write, and use a keyboard to communicate through written means.
Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work independently/in a group setting with direct supervision.
Works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.
Experience in ISO 90001, ISO 13485 and/or GMP manufacturing environment.
Displays positive attitude toward job and others.
Good problem solving skills.
Good knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and experience with cGMP documentation and Microsoft application is preferred.




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