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Manufacturing Technician II - Technical Services

Location: 

CA-Emeryville, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  172528

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.

Summary

Provides Technical Manufacturing Services in a regulated FDA licensed and ISO certified facility, including cross-functional activities associated with production runs in collaboration with all manufacturing groups. The role may include special projects such as process development and validation activities where scientific research principles are applied.

 

Primary Responsibilities for Role

  • Work as part of a team that supports manufacturing operations on the production floor for buffer/media, glass washers, autoclaves, bioreactors, and various other laboratory equipment with varying levels of automation.
  • Executes laboratory operations that include dispensing of chemicals, volumetric and gravimetric measurements, and preparing solutions.
  • Operate a variety of laboratory equipment (pH/conductivity meters, Gravimetric Balances, Autoclaves, and Glasswashers))
  • Understand basic equipment and procedures required for their areas of responsibility well enough to train other technicians
  • Adhere to valid manufacturing procedures and documentation.
  • Performs specific glassware preparations per standard operating procedures (cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing within all manufacturing groups.) 
  • Assists production sustainability through the performance of SAP cycle counting accuracy, reconciliation, reservations, and/or scrapping of expired materials.
  • Deliver quality products and services on time to all customers, internal and external.
  • Responsible for remaining current on training programs in support of manufacturing processes.

 

Follow regulatory requirements:

  • Documentation: Maintains logbooks, inventory forms, SOPs, equipment, on-the-job training forms, and other records as required.
  • Performs legible, clear, and concise data entry into batch records, logbooks, and all other controlled forms used in a cGMP process.

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Abides by the Quality Policy while contributing to organizational goals and metrics for Grifols Diagnostic Solutions.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Complies with cGMP and ISO requirements.
  • Understands basic procedures required for their responsibilities.
  • Maintains accurate documentation in related to manufacturing process.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills to train and guide fellow associates.
  • Understands concepts involving a variety of lab equipment (pH meters, gravimetric balances, autoclaves, and glasswashers)
  • Very good verbal and written communication skill
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Requires math and computer skills including ability to use a calculator to perform basic statistical functions.
  • Understands basic computer applications MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

Education

  • At minimum Associate degree or Completion of certified biotech program with a Biotech Certificate of Achievement and/or Biotechnology A.S degree

 

Experience

  • At least 1 year experience with a AA , AS in a GMP environment
  • Must have knowledge of reagent/buffer preparation processes
  • Experience following and writing SOPs
  • Computer knowledge required with experience using MS Word and Excel
  • Strong attention to detail able to document work accurately, and excellent organizational skills 
  • Experience in project management is desirable
  • Knowledge in SAP is desirable

 

Occupational Demands

  • Able to lift and push up to 50lbs

 

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. 

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

 

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