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Senior Manufacturing Associate

Job Purpose:
A senior level position responsible for manufacturing activities with little or no supervision.

Reports to: Manager, IHC Reagent Manufacturing

Classification:
Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Adhering to GMP:
a. Ensure all containers and measuring devices are cleaned per protocol
b. Monitor equipment and instrumentation for compliance to corporate procedures
c. Ensure all raw materials are properly labeled and in their appropriate locations
d. Document control
Assembly of Finished Products:
a. Filling and labeling of stock solutions
b. Printing labels and data sheets for appropriate task
c. Generating records associated with Manufacturing process
Production Support:
a. Updating SOPs, batch records
b. Production of Antibodies and Bioreagents, as necessary
c. Maintaining and analyzing lot histories/trends
d. Documenting all activities associated with production
e. Performing process development and validation outputs activities
f. Ensuring all necessary equipment is validated and calibrated
Automated Equipment:
a. Operation and monitoring Autobagger
b. Operation and monitoring Automated Filling Line
Mechanical aptitude and competence to perform routine adjustments and preventative maintenance to the automated manufacturing equipment.
Monitoring and stocking of laboratory supplies.
Other duties as assigned by Management.

Competencies:
Familiarly with cGMP, FDA, and ISO Regulations.
Proven experience working in a cross-functional team.
Ability to interface with business system as necessary i.e. SAP, GP, etc.
Work under high-pressure deadlines.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to structure the work schedule.
Independent judgement with problem solving.
Communication.
Critical Evaluation.
Troubleshooting.
Basic Computer skills with Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Accuracy and attention to details.
Ensures that all SOP’s are followed and recommend Quality Improvement Measures.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
High School Diploma or GED with two to five (2-5) years’ experience in a cGMP-Controlled Manufacturing Environment.
Bachelor of Science Degree in a Chemistry field is preferred.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stoop: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Kneel: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Reach: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Lift: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Finger: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Material Handling Technician

Job Purpose:
This position is required to perform all aspects of the Material Handling process in support of Reagent Manufacturing. The Material Handling Technician is responsible for ensuring all materials required for Reagent production are accurately picked from the storage locations and transferred to the appropriate staging location in a timely manner. This position shall be responsible for printing the appropriate product labels, in accordance with the SOP, and placing them with the other raw materials staged for the production event so the line check can be accomplished by QA. The position is also responsible for transferring the Reagent finished goods to proper storage i.e. cold, frozen, room temp., or shipping, when production orders are completed. This position may occasionally be asked to assist in the shipping and receiving area.

Reports to: Manager, IHC Reagent Manufacturing

Classification:
Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Pick, unpackage, and transport materials to IHC Reagent production staging locations.
Document, in writing, that all materials required for the specific SOP have been picked and note the staging location.
Deliver Finished Reagent product to the appropriate storage or shipping location.
Transfer and perform data entry of documentation into GP as required.
Ensure raw material storage areas are kept clean, organized, and accurate.
Perform occasional secondary audits (Cycle counts) on inventory locations for accuracy.
Coordinate with Buyer/Planners and manufacturing to resolve issues with inventory discrepancies/material shortages.
Other duties as assigned by Management.

Competencies:
Ability to work in fast-paced, customer-driven, culture and environment, timeliness is of the essence.
Able to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in written form.
Skilled in basic computer operation.
Attention to detail, good organization, and time management skills.
Visual accuracy of product identification on small containers is required.
Counting accuracy is essential to the success of this position.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
High School Diploma or GED required with two to five (2-5) years of previous Material Handling or General Warehouse experience. One to two (1-2) years of experience with Great Plains or similar ERP system is preferred.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to climb: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Stoop: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Kneel: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Reach: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Lift: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Finger: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Medium work: Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.