Manufacturing Associate I

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


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. 



•The following list of physical movements maybe used on a daily basis: bending, reaching, climbing ladders, kneeling and making numerous equipment connections using hands.
• Be abile to regularly lift, dispense, push and/or pull items with an average weight of 25 pounds.
• The use of personal protective equipment will be required.
• Requires various shift based work and off hours


Display competency with process equipment
Basic knowledge of biotech manufacturing process/ability to learn use of analytical equipmentFamiliarity with compliance; adherence to standard operating procedures, batch record, good documentation practices


Understanding of process theory and equipment operation
Ability to learn biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes and procedures
Support initiatives for process optimization
Identify and elevate processing issues and support solutions

Provide feedback and/or suggested changes to operational procedures
Assist in the incorporation of new technologies, practices and standards into procedures

Understanding of cGMPs as related to Commercial Operations

 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

Basic  knowledge of biotech manufacturing process


      • Ability to understand, apply, and evaluate basic chemistry, biology and scientific principles as appropriate for the position


Bachelor’s degree in science related area or engineering


Associate’s degree in science related area


Biotech certificate with 2+ years of experience in a biotech manufacturing environment or other regulated industry

Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

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.