Manufacturing Associate II - Fermentation


CA-Emeryville, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  200187

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols  has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols’ three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.


This manufacturing associate position is responsible for hte production of recombinant antigens, and/or buffers in Fermentation Manufacturing department.  Refer to the associated department-specific Task List for additional requirements. 


Primary Responsibilities for Role

  • Provides necessary support for all production activities associated with the Antigen production work in Fermentation manufacturing.
  • Operates complex antigen production equipment
  • Participates in equipment and process qualification and troubleshooting
  • Maintains the production areas and all equipment in clean and orderly operating condition in accordance with cGMP, ISO and Grifols quality and safety standards.
  • Responsible for 5S duties related to maintenance of the manufacturing labs.
  • Maintain safe work environment complying with biohazard and chemical safety procedures.
  • Performs all manufacturing operations under cGMP/ISO requirements.
  • Adheres to valid manufacturing procedures and documentation.
  • Performs legible, clear and concise data entry into batch records, logbooks, and all other ancillary controlled forms used in a cGMP process.
  • Completes all training documentation within a pre-defined timeframe
  • Analyzes in-process samples generated from production activities as needed
  • Completes all required documentation for proper traceability of a production lot
  • Operates a variety of basic lab equipment (pH meters, balances, centrifuges, and spectrophotometers) as well as more sophisticated equipment such as multiple fermenter, centrifugation, column chromatography, and ultrafiltration operator interface controls
  • Performs standard laboratory operations including dispensing chemicals, volumetric and gravimetric measurements, making accurate dilutions and preparing buffers and solutions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience following SOPs
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in SAP is a plus
  • Computer knowledge required. Experience with Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail, able to document work accurately, excellent organizational skills
  • Experience with preparation of reagents following manufacturing instructions
  • Deliver quality products and services on time to all customers, internal and external.
  • Must be attentive to detail and effectively manages time.
  • Independent thinking and considers the overall impact of our product for internal and external customers.
  • Monitor processes and products to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Able to lift and push up to 35 lbs
  • Track and order raw materials for department from the warehouse. Restock lab drawers


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in one of the biological or physical sciences.


  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a GMP environment

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans
Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. 

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Emeryville:USEMV - Emeryville CA-Headquarters 


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