Manufacturing Technician II (Upstream)

Location
Foster City
Salary
See job description.
Posted
June 30 2021
Ref
R0018893
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Technician


Manufacturing Technician II (Upstream)
United States - New Jersey - Morris Plains

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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Manufacturing Technician II (Upstream)

Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensures consistent completion of all the planned manufacturing activities assigned to him/herself.
  • Minimize waste of the resources (worktime, materials, and components).
  • Organize workplace to maximize the throughput and minimize risks of errors.
  • Follow well defined procedures closely, with attention to detail.
  • Practice strong aseptic technique.
  • Document activities accurately and clearly as per GDP.
  • Operate manufacturing equipment according to well defined procedures.
  • Daily monitoring of the process.
  • Preparation of media, supplements, and/or buffers, where applicable.
  • Revise/draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) as necessary.
  • Report and document deviations, when encountered.
  • Organize/trend data, where applicable.
  • Troubleshoot and recommend corrective/preventive actions (CAPAs), where applicable.
  • Ensures that organizational KPI's are consistently achieved.
  • Draft deviations, CAPAs, and/or change controls, where requested.
  • Review completed manufacturing records for accuracy.
  • Revise manufacturing batch records, where applicable.
  • Supports shift activities are performed in accordance with the schedule.
  • Ensure compliance in operations.
  • Proactively communicate and escalate to management any outstanding issues, or concerns of a compliance, quality, safety, or any other critical matter.


Environment: Work is in a cleanroom environment with exposure to some caustic chemicals. Also exposed to moving mechanical parts. Other duties are performed in a standard office setting with exposure to computer screens. Ability to work varying shifts and potentially be on-call as needed.

Physical: Must undergo a company-paid post offer/pre-employment physical examination (health surveillance clearance with general eye exam) and receive clearance to work from the attending physician prior to starting employment. This physical examination will be an annual requirement thereafter. Physical work includes exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must pass gowning qualification.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Effective communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Ability to document clearly and accurately as per GDP.
  • Ability to follow SOPs as written.
  • Possess strong aseptic technique.
  • Be proficient with MS Office.
  • Assist with training new manufacturing specialists as per established SOPs.
  • Have an aptitude for troubleshooting.
  • Be proactive in identifying, communicating and escalating issues.
  • Ability to closely review documentation as per GDP.


Education & Experience

  • A High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and a minimum of two (2) years of experience.
  • Experience in a cGMP manufacturing industry


If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community: https://gilead.yello.co/external/form/24a8oU4jF5UL3CKq7lO_Cg

About Gilead

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans\' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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