Senior Reagents Manufacturing Technician

Organization
Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

The Senior Reagents Manufacturing Technician is responsible for the formulation, filling, capping, labeling, and kitting of all existing and new reagent products.. This position will work closely with development for the transfer of new formulations into Reagent Manufacturing. Works very closely with colleagues to maintain a clean and organized laboratory environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Perform assigned duties according the weekly production schedule. Complete weekly report of work completed, forward to Supervisor every week at a designated time.
•    Formulate and filter DNA solutions for molecular biology use using sterile technique according to manufacturing instructions. Test solutions for pH, Conductivity.
•    Fill, cap, label, and kit reagent products according to manufacturing instructions using manual and automated systems. 
•    Support QC testing and release of reagent products as assigned.
•    Write, revise, and implement Equipment Procedures for all equipment and Standard Operating Procedures for standard lab practices.
•    Perform accurate cycle counts on monthly and quarterly basis.
•    Order lab supplies and manufacturing materials as needed or directed by Manager. Complete and obtain approval for purchase requisitions. Receive, log, and stock material upon receipt.
•    Forward material to logistics to support reagent internal consumable requests.
•    Follow all established lab procedures both documented and undocumented. Complete all paperwork using good manufacturing practices.

Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 
•    Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, chemistry or equivalent with minimum 4+ years of experience in a laboratory setting; 
•    Experience operating lab equipment such as  pH/Conductivity meter, pipettes, filling devices, etc.
•    Experience in reagent preparation and proficiency with common laboratory tools and techniques
•    Experience working in a cGMP or ISO laboratory environment.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
•    Ability and willingness to perform repetitive tasks such as manual filling, capping, labeling, and kitting.
•    Ability to calculate chemical formulations and follow reagent recipes and protocols
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
•    Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Ability to learn and use other software such as Saleforce.com, SAP, Agile and ADP.
•    Dedication to total product quality and a safe working environment.
•    Self-directed, organized, and possesses good judgment. 
•    Team player.
•    Ability to lift weights in excess of 25 lbs above the shoulder on a regular and unsupervised basis
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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