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Upstream Manufacturing Technician

Posted 20 Oct 2017

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 153123


Who We Are:

MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

The Upstream Manufacturing Technician position will be a primary entry point for GMP Manufacturing of biologics at the Carlsbad site. Differentiation on Tech levels based on experience levels in GMP Manufacturing at both the Carlsbad site and at external locations. These positions do not have supervisory responsibility. 

Employees support projects in conjunction with other GMP Manufacturing personnel (Leads, Supervisors, Managers). Employees will have limited decision-making authority as they are asked to follow GMP batch records. Employees are expected to prepare suites for manufacturing, to document deviations, and to operate in a safe manner for the employee, others in the GMP Manufacturing suites, and for the Product being manufactured.

Who you are:


Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent work experience.

Minimum of 4 years of directly related experience.

Essential and Critical Skills:

Knowledge of biology and chemistry
Knowledge of relevant unit operations.
Sterile cell Culture
Disposable bioreactors / viral vector manufacturing
Disposable clarification / filtration (pharmaceutical unit operations)
Ultrafiltration / Diafiltration
Skid operation / column chromatography
Bulk Drug Formulation and dilution
Sterile Fill / Finish
Working knowledge of desktop computers and technical equipment

What we offer:

There are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!
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The Company 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.


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