Manufacturing Associate II

United States, Hayward (California)

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Manufacturing Associate Level II is responsible for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins (API) under cGMP conditions. Level II associates are expected to execute process recipes, follow written procedures (SOPs), monitor equipment and processes, independently perform laboratory tasks, including pH, conductivity testing, product sampling, and conduct routine sanitization tasks to maintain facility and equipment. They are expected to demonstrate a strong understanding of cGMP compliance while operating under supervision, and aseptic technique in handling of products and materials. Level II Operators may also be asked to troubleshoot equipment events, initiate deviations, review batch records and logbooks.

Key responsibilities:

  • Set up, operate equipment, and monitor production processes, including clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) operations and report production in written and electronic documents in accordance with good manufacturing practice (GMPs) and good documentation procedures (GDPs), review documentation as appropriate
  • Attain qualification for all assigned tasks and maintain individual training plan
  • Perform basic laboratory tasks, such as monitor pH, conductivity, test product samples, etc.
  • Perform material movements, transfer raw materials, chemicals into, out of, across the production areas.
  • Maintain facility and equipment through routine cleaning and sanitization, support 6S programs  
  • Administrative tasks – attending shift exchange, meetings, sending/receiving emails, participating in projects, perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent minimum; AS/BS preferred
  • Preferred area of study:  Science related discipline
  • Entry to Intermediate Level years’ experience; some prior experience in a manufacturing setting preferred.
  • Proven logic and decision making abilities, critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required
  • The employee is living the cultural beliefs with the flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities.  Is open to and actively seeks out feedback on their performance and translates that feedback into action.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R18979