Manufacturing Technician I

Meso Scale Discovery
Rockville, MD
Oct 26, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY: Production role in consumables, kit or reagent manufacturing responsible for meeting production schedules in a fast-paced, high throughput industrial setting. This may include the production of coated plates, chemical buffers, and biological diluents/reagents and/or assembled kits for customer order fulfillment. Some degree of professional latitude, creativity and self-management is expected. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Operate automated equipment used to perform and produce biological assays and/or reagents * Contribute to process improvement, assay and process development for manufacturing * Documentation o Complete appropriate documentation to support process and production procedures including data capture, forms, logbooks, and inventory batch records o Daily maintenance and documentation of all production equipment * Participation in general laboratory maintenance including maintaining laboratory cleanliness, supplies and equipment o Maintain physical inventory by processing/aliquotting/vialing/labeling materials. o Prepare, maintain and report raw material, reagent and/or coated plate inventories. ? Participate in year-end physical inventory * Follow laboratory safety precautions and use of personal protective equipment * May manufacture custom and/or prototype requests for customers * May occasionally handle BSL2 reagents * Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: * High School diploma required oA degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering or related field is preferred * Prior manufacturing experience a plus. o Experience with MRP/ERP and JDE systems preferred * Experience with cGMP and/or ISO certification highly preferred KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Aptitude for learning and adhering to standard laboratory techniques and safety precautions * Understand scientific fundamentals and analytical background * Ability to learn additional software applications/tools o Mechanical aptitude including equipment troubleshooting * Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills o Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of data * Proficiency in MS Office Suite * Ability to multi-task and work productively in a demanding manufacturing environment with changing priorities PHYSICAL DEMANDS: * This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. * Up to 80% of the day may be spent at a lab bench and/or in the cleanroom WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard industrial manufacturing, logistics and/or cleanroom environment

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