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Associate - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 by TPS Group

Novato, CA 94945
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Associate - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Location: Novato, CA 94949
Pay Rate: $22.75 (Shift Differentials Apply)
Start Date: ASAP
9 Month Contract Role (Strong Potential to Convert or Get Extended)
Department: Manufacturing Service Group
Job Category: Manufacturing / Production / Operations

On behalf of our BioPharma industry client we are seeking Manufacturing Associates for 9 month contract assignments. We offer very flexible schedules so please see below:

Positions may be 5 x 8 hour shifts, 4 x 10 hour shifts, or 3 x 12 hour shifts. Operations are 24/7, so position may be for any one of several shift schedules. Shifts will be discussed at interviews. Please note candidates will receive weighted overtime for the 2nd shift (10% extra) and the 3rd shift (15% extra). Manufacturing Associates must have a degree or 1-2 years of manufacturing experience and the pay rate is firm at $22.75 for all candidates to ensure internal pay equity.

  • Understanding of process theory and equipment operation
  • Ability to learn biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes including mammalian cell culture, depth filtration, tangential flow filtration, column chromatography, protein purification and formulation of bulk drug substance
  • Support initiatives for process optimization
  • Identify and elevate processing issues and support solutions
  • Gain experience with automation systems (LIMS, MES, PI, etc.)
  • Provide feedback and/or suggested changes to operational procedures
  • Assist in the incorporation of new technologies, practices and standards into procedures
  • Capable of writing and reviewing process documents
  • Understanding of cGMPs as related to Commercial Operations
  • Ability to utilize Quality systems (Deviations, CAPAs, Change Requests, Action/Alert Reports, etc.)

Work Environment:

  • Consists of strenuous, repetitive work. The following list of physical movements maybe used on a daily basis: bending, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling and making numerous equipment connections using hands.
  • Independently have the ability to regularly lift, dispense, push and/or pull items with an average weight of 25 pounds.
  • May require work around loud equipment.
  • The use of personal protective equipment will be required.
  • Requires various shift based work and off hours


  • Bachelor's degree in science related area or engineering
  • Associate's degree in science related area or Biotech certificate with 2+ years of experience in a biotech manufacturing environment or other regulated industry
  • Strong communication skills-verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team environment which includes good conflict resolution and collaboration
  • Displays good initiative to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions

Please submit your resume in PDF or Word format to be considered!

Reference: 753439863

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