Manufacturing Associate I


CA-Emeryville, US

Contract Type:  Regular Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  170647

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


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


Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides necessary support for all production activities associated with the Antigen production work.
  • 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.



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



  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a GMP environment
  • 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.



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


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