Pilot Plant Technician – Biotech Manufacturing (JP4562)

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 07-31-2018
Job Title: Pilot Plant Technician – Biotech Manufacturing (JP4562)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  P & DP Pilot Plant Operations
Duration:  3 years
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for an Pilot Plant Associate/Technician with at least 1 year of experience in chromatography, biotech process development/manufacturing and large-scale processing for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
Supports the execution of cell culture, harvest and downstream purification process studies using pilot scale equipment including bioreactors, chromatography skids and filtration systems. Routine tasks include:
  • Equipment preparation, operating chromatography and filtration systems, compounding media and buffer solutions, and sampling.
  • Utilizes scientific principles in execution of experiments and analysis of experimental data.
  • Carries out laboratory tasks per plan and procedure in a team environment.
  • Documents data and process information in accordance to good documentation practices.
  • Performs laboratory safety evaluations.
  • Organizes and stocks laboratory supplies.
  • Performs minor equipment maintenance.
  • Executes process/equipment troubleshooting.
  • Performs daily cleaning and sanitization of the laboratory.
  • Performs in-process testing using laboratory analyzers.
Top Must-Have Skills:
  • Chromatography Experience - At least one year of experience.
  • Biotech Process Development or Manufacturing Experience.
  • Large Scale processing experience
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science.
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend work
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior hands-on experience in pilot-scale or large-scale cell culture or downstream purification process development or manufacturing operation.
  • Experience with automated and computer-controlled biopharmaceutical process equipment.
  • Knowledge of process data compilation and analysis.
  • Demonstrated equipment troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Experience of collaboration within and across functional areas and outstanding customer focus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Equipment set-up, operating process equipment, buffer/media preparation, equipment cleaning, sampling in-process pools and sample management in electronic sample management system.
Why This Position Is Open:
Supplement additional workload on team
Employee Value Proposition:
Amgen and specifically this team are committed to staff development. This role has prepared staff for future development into:
  • Bench process development.
  • Process engineering.
  • Technology transfer.
  • Clinical and commercial manufacturing.
  • Management.
  • Supply chain and logistics.
  • Plant Engineering.
  • Project management.
Red Flags:
A high-level candidate with a PhD would not do well in this role.
Interview process:
Phone interview followed by in-person.
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com. If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are also welcome to share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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