Manufacturing Scientist I

Posted 14 Feb 2019

Temecula, California - United States

Req Id 187600


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.

Your Role:

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. Specifically, molecular biology and bacterial fermentation techniques.
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to multi-task and meet manufacturing production schedules

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

Support new product development

  • Support R&D and Tech Transfer functions in bringing new products to manufacturing
  • Train on new SOPs, technologies etc to support the manufacture of new products

Ensure compliance with all quality and regulatory specifications

  • Comply with applicable established cGMP, FDA, OSHA, EPA, and Quality System regulations

Perform additional duties as assigned

Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology and 1+ years’ experience Molecular Biology
  • 1+ years using laboratory techniques such as chemical/buffer formulations, DNA isolation and analysis, sterile and aseptic techniques, pH meter, spectrophotometer buffer/media preparation.
  • 1+ years using basic scientific laboratory equipment such as pipettes, scales, pH meters, fume hoods, filters, CO2 incubators, BioSafety Cabinets and centrifuges
  • 1 + years using Sterile / Aseptic techniques
  • 1 + years using Microsoft Word and Excel software programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience handling biologically hazardous materials
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing ERP systems
  • Highly proficient mathematical skills
  • Basic knowledge of fermentation methods
  • Basic knowledge in SDS-PAGE, DNA gels and other molecular techniques

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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