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Manufacturing Associate - Biopharma (JP5104)

Thousand Oaks, ca · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Manufacturing Associate - Biopharma (JP5104)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit:  Clinical Fermentation and Purification
Duration: 18 months (likely extensions OR conversion to full-time)
Rate:  $16 - $18/hour
3Key Consulting Inc. is recruiting for a Manufacturing Associate with Bachelor’s degree in biology and/or life sciences with technical and mechanical ability to support the operations of cell culture production for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company.
Job Description:
The position is within the Cell Culture Manufacturing group and will perform operations for cell culture production.   See day-to-day responsibilities below.
Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  • Mechanical and technical ability.
  • Must be able to work all shifts.
  • Must be able to understand GMP and compliance.
  • Must take initiative
Day to Day Responsibilities
  • Hands-on operation, set-up, cleaning, and sanitization of bioreactors and various cell culture support vessels.
  • Prepare buffers/media per defined manufacturing procedures (MPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Follow GMP documents (SOPs, MPs) with strict adherence to safety and compliance.
  • Perform and monitor critical processes.
  • Perform in process sampling of cell culture equipment and operate analytical equipment.
  • Perform washroom activities; clean equipment, small to large scale, used in production activities.
  • Maintain an organized and clean workspace.
  • Work in a clean room environment wearing steel toe shoes, full clean room gowning, hairnet and latex gloves when performing all work.
  • Initiate quality nonconformance reports.
  • Draft and revise documents (SOPs, MPs).
  • Identify, recommend, and implement improvements related to routine functions.
  • Assist in the review of documentation for assigned functions (equipment logs, batch records).
  • Available to work various shifts (day, swing, graves, weekends, holidays, 5x8hrs, 4x10hrs) as dictated by the production schedule.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Associate’s degree and 3 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Manufacturing & Operations experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and/or Life Sciences.
  • Able to work in teams to complete operational tasks.
  • Ability to take direction well, follow documents and policies at all times.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Create a positive work environment through interactions with team members.
  • Mechanically inclined.
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs and work on your feet for long durations
Why This Position Is Open:
Expanding and increasing production rate. Need additional headcount to meet this demand.
Employee Value Proposition:
This position has a high likelihood to convert to an FTE if there is an opening or extend past the initial contract length. This person would have high visibility into the bio-tech industry which would allow them the ability to grow their career within this sector.
Red Flags:
  • Not local in distance to Amgen.
  • If they are looking for research position, this is not it.
  • They need mechanical experience or show aptitude.
  • Unable to work all shifts and be flexible (evenings, weekends, etc.)
Interview process:
  • Phone Interview.
  • In person Interview.
  • Able to begin interviewing ASAP.
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to  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 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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