Manufacturing Associate

Location:  Novato, California Category: Manufacturing Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary

Description

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 
 

Duties


Schedule NotesPositions may be 5 x 8 hour shift, 4 x 10 hour shift, or 3 x 12 hour shift. Operations are 24/7, so position may be for any one of several shift schedules. Shifts will be discussed at interviews. Please note candidates will receive weighted overtime for the 2nd shift (10% extra) and the 3rd shift (15% extra). Manufacturing Associates must have a degree or 1-2 years of manufacturing experience and the pay rate is firm at (USD)22.75 for all candidates to ensure internal pay equity.

 

 

PROCESS KNOWLEDGE:
Understanding of process theory and equipment operation
Ability to learn biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes including mammalian cell culture, depth filtration, tangential flow filtration, column chromatography, protein purification and formulation of bulk drug substance
Support initiatives for process optimization
Identify and elevate processing issues and support solutions
Demonstrated proficiency Gain experience with automation systems (LIMS, MES, PI, etc.)

 


TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION:
Provide feedback and/or suggested changes to operational procedures
Assist in the incorporation of new technologies, practices and standards into procedures
Capable of writing and reviewing process documents

 


QUALITY AND COMPLIANCE:
Understanding of cGMPs as related to Commercial Operations
Ability to utilize Quality systems (Deviations, CAPAs, Change Requests, Action/Alert Reports, etc.)

 
BUSINESS:
 Ability to participate on projects and contribute to outcomes
Capability to learn and support new business systems (Track wise, ERP, etc.)
Support trending of defined department metrics

 WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Consists of strenuous, repetitive work. The following list of physical movements may be used on a daily basis: bending, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling and making numerous equipment connections using hands.
• Independently have the ability to regularly lift, dispense, push and/or pull items with an average weight of 25 pounds.
• May require work around loud equipment.
• The use of personal protective equipment will be required.
• Requires various shift based work and off-hours

 Skills


  • Strong communication skills—verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team environment which includes good conflict resolution and collaboration
  • Displays good initiative to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions

Education


• Bachelor’s degree in a science-related area or engineering
• Associate’s degree in a science-related area or Biotech certificate with 2+ years of experience in a biotech manufacturing environment or other regulated industry


 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.