Sr. Manufacturing Technician

May 24, 2024

Job Description

Genentech

The Position

This position is located on-site in Oceanside, California.

Shift: 6:00 pm to 7:00 am, Wednesday through Friday, plus every other Saturday

The opportunity:

Responsible for producing innovative bio-therapeutic medicine by interfacing with highly automated production systems and controls in a cGMP manufacturing environment and maintaining areas in a high state of inspection preparedness. Operates production equipment for cell culture or purification that may include culture growth, process monitoring, sampling, harvesting, purification, formulation, freeze thaw, and transfer. Performs media/buffer solution preparation operations. Maintains records and clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Responsible for being proficient in two or more functional areas and applying expert knowledge of mechanical scientific principles, processes, and biopharmaceutical processing equipment.

Additionally, you will,
  • Provide coaching and training on best practices and compliance to SOPs.
  • Prepare solutions for the production process.
  • Participate in continuous operational improvement.
  • Provide reports to management summarizing goal unit attainment.
  • Work with coworkers and supervisors to effectively troubleshoot equipment and process issues.
  • Understands the theory, concepts, and regulations behind biopharm technology and processes.
  • A strong knowledge of at least one manufacturing department with an understanding of process impact in other areas.
  • Anticipates potential problems and takes preventative action.
  • Requires judgment to know when it is necessary to consult with supervisor and/or support groups.
  • Understands how own actions impact others and uses this information in decision-making.
  • Operate systems that clean and sterilize tanks and filtration systems.
  • Prepare solutions for the production process.
  • Review documentation and check all calculations (e.g. tickets, labels, equipment reading).
  • Troubleshoot equipment and process problems.
  • Comply with safety requirements, cGMP, SOP and manufacturing documentation.
  • Use of automation to perform production operations.
  • Provide support to Manufacturing to meet production demands.
  • Operate automated systems for equipment operation.
  • Assemble and prepare equipment for production.
  • Exhibit detail-oriented documentation skills.


Who You Are
  • You meet one of the following criteria:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences or Engineering and 3 years experience,
  • or Associate degree and 5 years experience,
  • or High School and 7 years experience. Biotech certificate from an approved program.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of writing detailed reports and summaries.
  • Must possess a high level of automation and technical process knowledge as related to prep and process within area of responsibility.
  • Familiarity with computer-based systems.
  • Background in Cell Culture/Purification.


Work Environment/Physical Demands/Safety Considerations

All employees with jobs that require access to the Warehouse must be able to pass the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment (STA). Follows established safety and environmental guidelines and procedures for all work performed.
  • Immediately reports safety and environmental incidents including injuries,
  • illnesses, near misses, and safety suggestions. Fosters a positive safety culture in which no one gets hurt.
  • Expected to be on feet for 8 to 10 hours a day.
  • May climb upwards of 6 flights of stairs a day to maneuver within the manufacturing facility.
  • Lifting up to 25lbs may be required.
  • Environment requires that gowning in the form of hospital scrubs, bunny suits, gloves and steel toe boots be worn. Also, no makeup or jewelry can be worn when working in the clean room environment.
  • May work with hazardous materials and chemicals.


Relocation benefits are not available for this job posting.

The expected salary range for this position, based on the primary location for this position in California, is $47,600-$88,400. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. This position also qualifies for paid holiday time off benefits.

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.