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Process Development Technician II
Ref No.: 18-07204
Location: Sanford, North Carolina
Job Description: Manufacturing colleague with knowledge of and experience with microbial fermentation and/or purification and has experience with unit operations and control systems. The incumbent works as part of the production team and performs scientific and operational tasks related to cGMP manufacturing. The incumbent will work in support of 16/5 hour operations – working in various shifts with occasional weekend coverage. Job responsibilities include:
• Execute operational activities in support of manufacturing. Requires detailed knowledge of the operational aspects for Media/Fermentation, and/or Buffer Prep/Purification processing to organize and execute daily functions in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner to maintain production schedules. .
• In addition to processing, cleaning, and operating major process equipment (tanks, fermentors, ultrafiltration units, centrifuges, column, etc.), job duties also include routine production preparation tasks such as preparing production glassware and other equipment by operating industrial washers and autoclaves, use calibrated scales to weigh out dry components and use graduated cylinders and flasks to measure liquids. Also, performs laboratory activities such as: performing sample dilutions, pH, and conductivity readings.
• Requires understanding of scientific principles, operational aspects of production equipment, automation control systems, processing requirements and any related procedural requirements with emphasis on microbial fermentation / purification processing.
• Capable of detecting technical problems and collaborating with the appropriate colleagues for resolution. Ability to collect and assemble applicable, vital information for recommendations to Supervisors and/or Process Engineers to assist in troubleshooting and decision making.
Position Comments visible to MSP and Supplier: Manufacturing Bioprocessing Technician: Experience in the Biotech industry in a GMP environment is required.