Manufacturing Associate I/II - Upstream

Product Supply Operations Bothell, Washington



The North Creek Manufacturing Facility at Seattle Genetics is seeking a Manufacturing Associate II to participate in cGMP activities in upstream production. The Associate will use their training and knowledge of biopharmaceutical manufacturing to execute operations in a cGMP facility. 
Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Primary areas of responsibility include raw material dispensing, assembly and movement of raw materials and equipment into staging or production areas, preparation of media and buffers, preparation and sterilization of parts and assemblies, stocking of materials and supplies 
  • Perform bioprocess operations such as filtration, cell culture and or harvest described in standard operating procedures and manufacturing batch record 
  • Train other technician/operator in group and individual settings 
  • Setup, maintenance, and use of cGMP equipment as directed by standard operating procedures and manufacturing batch records 
  • Escalate equipment or process issues as necessary to ensure appropriate corrective action and resolution 
  • Participate in shift updates and provide support to Manufacturing team(s) to meet production demand 
  • Familiarity of process automation and business quality systems (QMS, Maximo, and ERP software) 
  • Participate and support a culture of continual improvement. Effectively collaborate with cross functional partners such as Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Supply Chain, and Facilities 
  • Perform review of cGMP documentation 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Life Sciences or Engineering, or Associate’s degree preferably in Life Sciences or a technical program, or High School Diploma with Biotech certificate from an approved program desirable 
  • Manufacturing Associate I: 0-2 years of cGMP experience, Manufacturing Associate II: 2 plus years of cGMP experience 
  • Must be able to work weekends, off-shifts, and overtime as required.  Applicant must be willing and able to work reliably on a flexible schedule, Monday – Friday and some weekends, to meet the demands of the project 
  • Must be able to don gowning in the form of hospital scrub, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, coveralls and safety toe footwear with shoe covers multiple times per shift 
  • Handle and work with hazardous materials and chemical per standard operating procedures and OSHA guidelines 
  • Good organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to prioritize competing tasks 
  • Ability to interact constructively with peers and support groups 
  • Engages in and supports a culture of continual improvement; is attentive and approachable 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cGMP regulations 
  • Hands-on experience operating and maintaining cGMP equipment 
  • Excellent track record in aseptic technique at different process scales 
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work well on teams and cooperate across organization to solve problems 
  • Experience in preparing data for reports and presentations and some experience in technical report writing 
  • Ability to lift at least 20kg 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in a scientific discipline (life sciences / engineering) 


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit  

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