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Production Chemist I

Production Chemist I

  • 2021-24216
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad is looking for a Production Chemist I. This position will be under the general supervision of Production supervisor, working in a team based environment to support day to day Large Scale Buffer,  hemolysate (blood products), Antigen purification and other  manufacturing activities such as, but not limited to, EIA plate coating, Antigen blending, EIA and HPLC In-line testing, conjugation, Purification, and lyophilization.

 

The chemist is responsible for completing assigned process orders in timely manner with supporting proper documentation.  Additionally, the position also requires keeping the inventory transactions up to date to help manage the team with correct inventory.  

Responsibilities

  • Perform manufacturing activities to meet scheduled time line to support OTS (Off-the Shelf) and Custom Products.
  • Propose any updates to the documented manufacturing procedures and propose improvements.
  • Conduct QN root cause investigation.
  • Assist Product Development and R&D during product transfer.
  • Attend/ provide input to MRB and QRB.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to other production personnel.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory equipment such as but not limited to spectrophotometer, centrifuge, pH meter and HPLC system.
  • Prepare, analyze and conducts tests of large scale Buffer and hemolysate (Blood Products) of the highest quality standard according to specified approved procedures specifications and schedule. 
  • Calculates constituents to be added to a product; reviews and records baseline and in-process results. 
  • Maintains good laboratory procedures and practices.
  • Strive to maintain compliance in Customer Service Level, Quality, Cost and Continuous Improvement.
  • Perform inventory transactions in timely and accurate fashion.
  • Write department SOPs, work instruction, deviation protocols, or out of tolerance report as necessary.
  • Help to support NPD (New Product Development) builds.
  • Assist the supervisor with continuous improvement projects.
  • Support the team with presenting solutions for better efficiencies in manufacturing practices.
  • Manufacture product in accordance with approved written procedures and policies. Analyze, comply,        input and present technical data as required.
  • Ensure all required pre-production duties are performed prior start of process (procedures, equipment, raw material inventory, equipment, etc.).
  • Monitor manufacturing process, performing adjustments when required.
  • Review and complete batch record.
  • Perform daily Housekeeping, other related duties and assignments as required. 
  • Perform any updates to the approved procedures and propose improvements.
  • Perform instrument maintenance and calibration as necessary (such as Centrifuge, Lyophilizer, pH meter,   Spectrophotometer, etc.)
  • Standing for up to 6 hours per shift in cold room.
  • May handle heavy equipment and lift and/or move raw materials weighing up to 50 pounds. 

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Life Science or related discipline with 1-3 years of industry experience is required.
  • Prior experience in large scale Bulk manufacturing, EIA plating and ELISA assay, centrifugation, Autoclaving, Sterilization and cartridge filtration.
  • Experience in working in a regulated industry is a plus.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of basic laboratory techniques and equipment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill.
  • Able to work both independently and in team environment.
  • Good statistic and data analysis skill is desirable.
  • Previous experience with ELISA assay, Protein Assays--DC or Bradford Assay is desirable.
  • Experienced with ERP systems-- SAP or similar for managing the inventory is preferred.
  • Must be self-motivated and results oriented.
  • Proficient with MS Office.
  • A basic working knowledge of working with high pressure equipment in a manufacturing environment.
  • Basic math skills.  Must be able to follow procedures and have good documentation skills.
  • Use good manufacturing practices in a federally regulated environment.

 

About Bio-Rad:

 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

 

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Agency Non-Solicitation: 

 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

 

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