Biology Laboratory Technician

Employer
Milliporesigma
Location
Temecula, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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*Please note, this is a temp-to-hire opportunity*
  • Location: Temecula, CA
  • Time: 40 hours a week
  • Shift: 1st shift - 7am or 8am start time
  • Looking for someone with a biology/ molecular science background, experienced in a laboratory.
  • This role requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to a valid medical or religious accommodation.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: Manufacture products for Life Science business unit resulting in customer satisfaction, compliance with applicable governmental and environmental health agency regulations and achievement of internal production objectives.

As directed, partner with R&D, Tech Transfer, and other departments to contribute to the successful development and manufacture of new products.

1. Successful manufacture of products
  • On time Manufacture of products as needed per Planning department
  • Perform standard and new operating procedures
  • Execution of complex laboratory methods.
  • Perform procedures involving calculations and material measurements.
  • Collect and prepare data for evaluation
  • Operating standard laboratory equipment
  • Preparation of routine solutions and reagents
  • Utilize software, LIMS and ERP, for data entry and record keeping in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards
  • Ensure compliance with all quality and regulatory specifications
  • Participate in production failure investigations as directed
  • Contribute to the overall manufacturing performance metrics (productivity, customer satisfaction and quality improvements)
  • Support activities to resolve process and testing issues
  • Conduct laboratory support functions such as stocking and distributing supplies
  • Filling, labeling and packaging of products

2. Improve manufacturing processes
  • Actively participate in the identification of processes for improvement
  • Assist in the implementation of manufacturing procedures intended to optimize existing processes, such as yield, time and cost, and ensure achievement of regulatory and customer requirements
  • Train on new SOPs, technologies etc. to support the manufacture of new products

3. Ensure compliance with all quality and regulatory specifications
  • Comply with applicable established cGMP, FDA, OSHA, EPA, and Quality System regulations

4. Perform additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelors degree in a Life Science discipline preferred but not required; 0-2 years related laboratory experience preferred.
  • Basic knowledge in the use of laboratory techniques such as chemical/buffer formulations, sterile and aseptic techniques, pH meter use.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • E. Coli fermentation experience (MUST HAVE)
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic scientific laboratory equipment such as pipettes, scales, pH meters, fume hoods, filters, cell counters, microscopes, CO2 incubators, BioSafety Cabinets and centrifuges
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Sterile / Aseptic technique required
  • Ability to handle biologically hazardous materials
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing ERP systems, Oracle and/or SAP preferred
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet manufacturing production schedules
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills including the ability create clear, concise written reports and accurate completion of batch records
  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures
  • Adherence to Quality and Regulatory requirements/programs
  • Ability to write and, or edit Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business circumstance and have the ability to thrive in a constantly changing business environment * Highly collaborative and team oriented

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF JOB: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job listed below.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:
  • Vision Must be able to video display images for extended periods of time up to eight (8) hours per day
  • Lifting and moving Up to 25lbs
  • Pushing Job requires pushing production materials and wheeled carts
  • Sitting Frequently as required by the process Standing Frequently as required by the process

MilliporeSigma is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $22.00 - $25.00 per hour

Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Education:
  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:
  • Laboratory Technician: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Cell culture: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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