Manufacturing Associate, Packaging (Temporary)

Twist BioScience
Job Location
442 Littlefield Ave, South
South San Fancisco, CA 94080
Job Description

Twist Bioscience is developing a disruptive Synthetic DNA technology that will change the world. We are planning a rapid scale-up and need to develop an excellent supply chain team in order to make it happen. We need a passionate, highly skilled, and strong team player to stabilize the shipping and receiving aspects for our production team. The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be able to work closely with team members of Twist Operations.


Scope of Position:

Based out of our South San Francisco lab, this role will be responsible for a broad range of Production and Supply Chain duties, including receiving, shipping, material transfers, cycle counting, and reordering inventory. Twist is a startup business and requires a sharp, flexible person that can easily adapt to its changing needs as we scale up our processes and systems. This person will develop and continuously improve processes and procedures to ensure accurate material transactions and inventory balances. The ideal candidate will collaborate effectively with R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, and Finance teams to assure the optimal service level and compliance.



Failure to perform the essential functions of this job may lead to or result in; poor customer satisfaction, interruptions of the production schedule, and reduced efficiency of the R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, and Finance groups.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receive materials from carriers, transact into the system, and label.
  • Deliver materials to designated inventory locations or to end-users.
  • Issue inventory material out of the system as it exits its designated location.
  • Count and reorder materials in each lab. Monitor on time replenishment.
  • Perform physical inventory and cycle counts. Resolve discrepancies and drive preventive action.
  • Maintain a clean, highly organized, and clearly labeled stockroom.
  • Ship finished product to customers globally.
  • Develop and continuously improve processes and procedures associated with all material control steps.
  • Resolve discrepancies between PO and product delivered.
  • Remove lab waste promptly and in compliance with safety requirements.
  • Assist other members of the Supply Chain team, as required.


 Shift Details: Monday - Friday 9am-5:30pm.




Education and/or Experience:


  • High School diploma or GED required. Associate’s degree or higher preferred.
  • Experience working with MS Excel and Word.
  • Familiar with ERP software; SAP experience helpful.
  • Knowledge of basic manufacturing and supply chain concepts (Kanban, etc.).
  • Experience with ISO, GMP, and LEAN-manufacturing environments is highly desirable.
  • Relevant experience in a life sciences or biotechnology manufacturing environment, including an understanding of the chemicals and hazards typically found in such environments.
  • Ability to read and interpret Certificates of Analysis.
  • Ability to comprehend and convert between different physical units of measure, including metric volume and weight measures.
  • Possess a strong sense of customer service.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and operate a pallet jack.
How to Apply
About Our Organization

About Twist Bioscience

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. Our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.


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