Manufacturing Technician 2

Posted 27 Feb 2019

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 187349


Who we are:

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Who you are:


The Technician positions will be the primary entry point for GMP Manufacturing of biologics at the Carlsbad site. Differentiation on Tech level will be based on experience levels in GMP Manufacturing at both the Carlsbad site and at external locations. These positions do not have supervisory responsibility.  Employees will support projects in conjunction with other GMP Manufacturing personnel (Leads, Supervisors, Managers). 


Employees will have no specific 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.

Purpose of the position

The Manufacturing Technician in the Operations department is responsible for performing cGMP biopharmaceutical cell culture, buffer and medium peroration, membrane clarification, membrane concentration and buffer exchange, column purification, terminal filtration, Fill and Finish, stocking supplies and raw materials, and cleaning process equipment.  They perform all their GMP operations with supervision as necessary.  Manufacturing Technicians are progressively developing competency in cGMP manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals and will be trained towards proficiency in all production unit operations. 


Essential Functions:


  • Compliance with safety guidelines

Use safety eyewear while inside a manufacturing area

Know appropriate emergency response procedures

Know locations of first aid kits, safety showers, spill kits

Know evacuation route and assembly area to be used in case of fire or earthquake

Know the location of MSDS binders and understand how the guidelines pertain to operations

Follow good chemical safety practices

  • Comply with all cGMP Documentation and procedures

    Record information accurately

Make corrections in a timely manner

Check all necessary calculations

Review pre-recorded data for accuracy and completion

Ensure all entries are neat and legible

Understand operator and verifier responsibilities

Review labels and equipment calibrations prior to use

Perform preliminary review of completed documentation

Keep logbooks updated and accurate

  • Comply with cGMP Practices and Regulations

Generate clear and concise labels for all in-process equipment and materials

Understand, observe, and practice proper gowning

Understand flow of materials and personnel in the manufacturing areas

Maintain clean and well-stocked labs

  • Compliance with Policies and Regulations

Compliance with 21 CFR - Parts 210 and 211


Preferred Qualifications:



Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent work experience.



Minimum of 3 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)

Ultrafiltartion / Diafiltration

Skid operation / column chromatography

Bulk Drug Formulation and dilution

Sterile Fill / Finish

Working knowledge of desktop computers and technical equipment




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The employee may frequently be required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The employee must be able to work off-shifts, weekends, and additional hours as required.


The employee must have the ability to perform moderately physical activity.


The employee must have the ability to perform very complex tasks with attention to detail.


The employee must be self motivated, work well in a group, and communicate well with all levels of the operations team

What we offer:

With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill 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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