Associate Manufacturing Technician – Biotech (Pleasanton, CA)
Full Time Temporary Assignment for 1 year (can possibly extend longer)
Possible shifts available:
Day shift – Pay Rate: $19.00/hour
Sunday to Wednesday & Wednesday to Saturday, 5:00 am- 3:30 pm
Monday to Friday, 5:30 am – 2:00 pm
Swing shift – Pay Rate: $20.90/hour
Sunday to Wednesday & Wednesday to Saturday, 3:45 pm- 2:15 am
Monday to Friday, 2:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Essential Functions: Manufacture Oligonucleotides/Custom Primers for use in the biotech industry by following established protocols and SOPs.
- Operate semi-automated and automated basic lab equipment.
- Regularly evaluate non-routine test results and either fail the product or allow it to continue through the production cycle.
- Highly repetitive tasks for prolonged periods of time.
- Understand scientific principles in order to problem solve, troubleshoot test results, evaluate alternative choices and exercise independent judgment in selecting the best solution.
- Provide multiple decision options and corresponding logic/data behind the decisions.
- Proactively identifies production problems.
- Provides feedback and contributes ideas and suggestions to new and/or improved lab techniques, protocols, processes, special handling of the product and equipment.
- Balance multiple tasks.
- Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic lab techniques and basic computer knowledge.
- Demonstrate the ability to meet standards as defined by the manufacturing process.
- Thoroughly and accurately complete documentation completes BR, get necessary verifications, document problems, bring deviations to the attention of the Leads/Supervisors.
- Continuously strive to improve output goals.
- Demonstrate good time management resulting in efficiency.
- Support cost improvement initiatives by reducing failures, improving capacity and using supplies wisely.
- Reduce work in process, queues and cycle times. Inform appropriate people about problems/questions; be prepared to discuss problems/questions clearly.
- Work in a safe manner.
- Work with team members to overcome obstacles.
- Collaborate, support and consult with other team members as necessary.
- Give and receive constructive feedback.
- May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
- Nature and Scope Position: occupies a significant role in mainstream oligonucleotide production. Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
- 1 year of lab experience required may be obtained through work or school.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and willingness to cross-train in multiple areas within the manufacturing work cells.
- Degree preferred but willing to consider candidates with relevant experience.
- Strong computer skills including familiarity with relevant software Excel and Word are required.
- Works in a team-based laboratory environment.
- Is required to lift up to 20 lbs.
- May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
- Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.
- Must be able to work outside of regular work hours.
- The above position will require you to work a flexible shift pattern.
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