Manufacturing Technician 4 - 7473BR

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

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. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who 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. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

All About You

  • Perform duties of Manufacturing Technician
  • Coordinate all activities of production personnel
  • Create a daily schedule of work assignments for production personnel
  • Monitor workflow and control output through work order distribution
  • Monitor production outputs to make sure it meets all specifications
  • Maintain an organized, safe and efficient work area at all times (5S)
  • Assist line personnel in resolving job related problems
  • Resolve routine issues and escalate non-standard or critical issues
  • Train employees and ensure job performance meets or exceeds standards
  • Ensure training is in alignment with department program
  • Provide line clearance and other quality review requirements
  • Assist management in personnel related matters
  • Provide inputs for merit reviews, recommend promotions, interview applicants and report potential problem areas in employee performance
  • Develop employees by providing learning opportunities, cross-training opportunities and new challenges whenever possible
  • Develop and foster a Team concept on the manufacturing line
  • Encourage suggestions from line personnel on ways to improve yield and reduce waste
  • All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities


  • 5-10 experience managing personnel in a manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with standard laboratory practices
  • Experience with SOPs, travelers, ECOs, and GMP
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through previous positions in fast-paced corporate environments which involved responsibility for similar work
  • Experience with ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820
  • Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP system
  • Experience with lean manufacturing tools and principles a plus
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma a plus


  • High school diploma with additional training in manufacturing principles
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred



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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-246-8959. To learn more, visit:

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