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Associate Manufacturing Process Technician (JP9229)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Associate Manufacturing Process Technician (JP9229)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA. (Onsite Essential)
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: ATO B23 Cell Culture
Duration: 3+ months (with likely extensions)
Posting Date: 09/30/2021

3 Key Consulting is hiring an Associate Manufacturing Process Technician for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:
We are open to recent graduates who have at least a Bachelor's degree.  Candidate will be working 4 10-hour shifts (Sunday - Wednesday OR Wednesday – Saturday).

The Associate of Manufacturing will work in a dynamic production environment at the client Thousand Oaks Drug Substance plant supporting development, clinical, and launch activities. Under general supervision, employee will perform operations in the Manufacturing area. Operations will be performed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Responsibilities include:
  • Hands-on operations: set-up, cleaning, and sanitization of various manufacturing equipment
  • Preparing buffers/media per defined manufacturing procedures (MPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Following GMP documents (SOPs, MPs) with strict adherence to safety and compliance
  • Performing and monitoring critical processes with the ability to perform basic troubleshooting
  • Performing in-process sampling of equipment and operating analytical equipment
  • Performing washroom activities: clean small and large scale equipment used in production activities
  • Maintaining an organized and clean workspace
  • Working in a clean room environment wearing steel toe shoes, full clean room gowning, hairnet and gloves when performing all work
  • Initiating quality deviation reports
  • Drafting and revising documents (SOPs, MPs)
  • Identifying, recommending, and implementing improvements related to routine functions
  • Assisting in the review of documentation for assigned functions (equipment logs, batch records)
  • Performing activities that include periods of rigorous, repetitive work
  • Working around high-pressure systems and occasionally work around heavy equipment
  • Available to work various shifts (day, swing, graves, weekends, holidays, 5x8hrs, 4x10hrs, 3 or 4x12hrs) as dictated by the production schedule

Why is the Position Open?
Increasing workload and current roles are opening up.

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:
See above.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree OR
Associate’s degree and 4 years of Manufacturing /Operations experience OR
High school diploma / GED and 6 years of Manufacturing /Operations experience
  • Able to work in teams to complete operational tasks
  • Ability to take direction well, and follow documents and policies at all times
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Create a positive work environment through interactions with team members
  • Able to regularly lift (up to) 35 pounds, push and pull objects that require up to 50lbs of force, and work on your feet for long durations
  • Able to perform the list of physical movements that may be necessary to perform daily functions on the production floor: bending, reaching above the head, climbing, kneeling, squatting, stooping, walking upstairs, and standing on portable stairs or ladders up to 6 feet off the ground.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and/or Life Sciences
  • Mechanically inclined

Employee Value Proposition:
Jumpstart career/gain valuable hands on work experience.

Red Flags:
  • 1)Not local in distance to client
  • 2) No degree
  • 3) If they are looking for research position, this is not it.
  • 4) They need mechanical experience or show aptitude
  • 5) Unable to work all shifts and be flexible (evenings, weekends, etc.)

Interview process:
Video Skype Panel Interview

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/careers. You are also welcome to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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