Manufacturing Technician 1

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92122
Job Description

All About Us

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.2 billion in 2015. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies list three years running, including #1 in 2014. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

All About You


 Perform a wide variety of assigned manufacturing tasks to produce high quality products under general supervision
 Perform work order processing to complete product lots and move to inventory
 Perform reagent fill manufacturing activities in accordance with process workflows and written instructions
 Perform kitting and other packaging functions in accordance with process workflows and written instructions
 Use complex automated robotic systems to manage liquid product through a highly automated workflow
 Mixing, storing, and disposing of chemical solutions
 Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while handling chemical reagents
 Perform inspection of manufactured products
 Notify supervisors or other designated personnel of production problems (product nonconformance, work order discrepancies, equipment malfunction, etc.)
 Maintain manufacturing supplies and requisition as needed
 Maintain an organized, safe and efficient work area at all times (6S)
 Communicate suggestions for improvements to supervisor in order to enhance product quality, employee productivity, and workplace safety

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities


 Ability to use a computer for data entry into electronic systems
 Ability to understand and follow standard operational procedures
 Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other employees
 Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions with minimal supervision
 Ability to operate automated equipment, use basic hand tools, and lift up to 25lbs.


Preferred educational background:
 High school diploma or equivalent required.
 Some college level science courses or training are a plus.

Preferred experiential background:
 1-4 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
 Basic computer literacy in a Windows environment
 Familiarity with standard laboratory practices
 Experience with GMP and FDA regulated products a plus
 Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing Principles and 6S a plus
 Knowledge and skills typically acquired through previous positions in a fast-paced corporate environment with similar involved responsibilities is a plus

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

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