Senior Associate Production - Assembly Operations (3419)

Job Location
Germantown, MD
Job Description

The Senior Associate in the Assembly area is responsible for production completion and coordination, as well as comprehending and performing assigned documentation creation and review, manual/automated production duties, and equipment maintenance and troubleshooting tasks according to established standard operating procedures.
• Adhere to and accurately complete/review all production-related documentation.
• Responsible for setup, changeover and preparation of related production activities, equipment and materials.
• Responsible for the training in new and fellow technicians on production procedures.
• Responsible for the initial troubleshooting and resolution of production line issues, and communicate issues and discrepancies to area managers.
• Responsible for collaborating on new and current area documentation, as well as initiating production-related deviations and nonconformities.
• Contribute to cross-functional brainstorming and process improvement initiatives.
•Perform assigned associate performance reviews.
• Contribute to and support department/corporate goals.
•Responsible for ensuring on-going compliance to applicable quality and EHS regulations and standards (e.g., ISO, US FDA, MDD, IVDD, EU-PSHA, OSHA, etc.).


• High School diploma or equivalent with 4+ years of related work experience or AA Degree with 2-3 years’ experience.
• Previous Supervisory or Team Lead experience required.
• Understanding of ISO 9000 and cGMP Manufacturing/documentation practices is required.
• In-depth knowledge of job tasks; minimal supervision required.
• Able to use general to advanced/automated production equipment. Strong technical background helpful.
• Familiarity with computers and basic MS Office applications.
• Able to plan the use of associates, equipment, materials, production documents and their own personal time efficiently.
• Able to complete/review production-related documentation accurately.

Personal Requirements

• Basic and advanced mathematical skills are required; understanding of metric volumes and measures is required.
• Work safely and effectively in a team environment.
• Strong teamwork, communication, organization and attention to detail skills.
• Able to communicate issues and problems to area managers.
• The work environment is fast-paced and involves the ability to quickly change priorities and multi-task while maintaining a professional demeanor.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• May require work with potentially biohazardous and/or chemically hazardous materials.
• Able to read, write and understand the English language.
• No travel required.

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online:
www.qiagen.come/careers or forward your resume to

As the innovative market and technology leader, QIAGEN creates sample and assay technologies that enable access to content from any biological sample.
Our mission is to enable our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma, and molecular diagnostics. We thereby make improvements in life possible.

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The exceptional talent, skill, and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.

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