Associate Production Scientist - 1st Shift

Posted 03 Apr 2024

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 272375


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This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US. 

Your Role:

The Associate Production Scientist - 1st shift – Serves as a shift lead and is focused on supporting manufacturing and packaging and evaluating products according to established protocols, provides technical support to others and performs operations in support of the group and department. Job duties include:


  • Shift hours:  Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Ensure process flow through department
  • Serve as lead investigator for complaints and deviations. Coordinate with other departments, including QA, as needed.
  • Perform document updates
  • Maintain department inventories
  • SAP Next LKU
  • Issue batch record documents to operators and technicians as needed.
  • Review completed batch records and forward to QA.
  • Assist Operators and Technicians with PrO issues, close out PrOs without cost variances as determined by supervision.
  • Ship products with accurate physical and SAP Next system attributes.
  • Ensure adequate training is completed to perform tasks/assignments.
  • Clean-up equipment and working areas during and after operations.
  • Complete the volume of work required to achieve group/departmental goals and meet deadlines.
  • Contribute to support functions of manufacturing and packaging (e.g., maintain equipment, prepare reagents, restock lab supplies, waste disposal).
  • Communicate the status of operations and bring deviations to the attention of supervisor.
  • Provide complete and accurate records consistent with quality guidelines.
  • Ensure all applicable logbooks have been filled out completely as required by current procedures. Maintain completed logbooks.
  • Interface across departments and collaborate with external customers.
  • Identify problems and limitations of analysis.
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting utilizing technical knowledge and theory.
  • Design complex experiments, evaluate data, and draw conclusions.
  • Provide logical explanations and potential solutions.
  • Write and modify procedures consistent with quality guidelines and review other procedures as requested.
  • Participate in quality audits and prepare responses as needed.
  • Perform process/method development on existing and custom products.
  • Prepare written procedures for products and assays without a protocol.
  • Improve processes through application of scientific knowledge, experience, and principles in compliance with change control procedures.
  • Identify and participate in process improvements 
  • Take the necessary action to resolve any unsafe conditions.
  • Develop improvement ideas, review the impact of changes, and document all work.
  • Develop efficient processes/procedures for existing and new product introduction, assays, technologies, instrumentation, and software.
  • Provide accurate, concise, complete, and clear documentation to facilitate implementation of the new assays or instruments.
  • Develop robust, accurate methods with minimal experimentation while evaluating the risks and cost-effectiveness to the supply chain.
  • Independently investigate, identify current inefficiencies, and implement improvements.
  • Train personnel and function as a technical consultant as needed.
  • Perform and interpret analytical evaluations of products and intermediates.
  • Provide technical support to personnel as well as cross-functional teams
  • Provide technical training and professional development.
  • Additional duties as determined by management.


Physical Attributes:

  • Use pumps, electronic balances, hand tools and other material handling equipment
  • Stand and perform repetitive movements for extended periods of time
  • Lift, push pull, or move up to 80lbs
  • Wear appropriate PPE such as air helmets, masks, safety shoes, rubber apron, protective gloves, safety glasses and goggles, and or Tyvek suit
  • Exposure to non-weather-related conditions such as cold, heat, and humidity
  • Work near moving mechanical parts with high noise level
  • Walk, reach above the shoulders, use feet to operate equipment and stoop, kneel, twist, crouch and/or crawl.



Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, or other life science discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in a laboratory or chemical production environment  


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 6+ years of experience in a laboratory or chemical production environment 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in chemistry or biochemistry, math, and general science.
  • Knowledge of SAP Next
  • Knowledge of Mango (or similar edms)
  • GDP experience
  • Root Cause Analysis and leading investigations.
  • Laboratory and analytical skills.
  • Familiar with laboratory instruments and production equipment.
  • Process techniques and unit operations.
  • Analytical techniques and equipment.
  • Safe chemical handling methods.
  • Excellent communication, troubleshooting, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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