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Manufacturing Technician III

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking a Manufacturing Technician III to support Production at the San Dimas facility in Southern California.

Essential Functions:

  • Works on basic to routine assignments following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Performs moderately complex tasks associated with aseptic processing, dispensing, compaction, granulation, milling and coating.
  • Reports to Team Lead on a regular basis on line performance and report any issues that need to be resolved.
  • Performs more complex troubleshooting unassisted.
  • Works on more complex manufacturing processes and assignments.
  • Assembles, disassembles and operates aseptic filling equipment and lyophilizer autoloading equipment in classed cleanroom environments.
  • Assembles, disassembles and operates aseptic filling equipment and lyophilizer autoloading equipment in classed cleanroom environments.
  • Prepares equipment and components for sterilization.
  • Operates processing equipment including autoclaves, ovens, vial washers, and depyrogenation tunnel.
  • Cleans (manually and clean-in-place), and assembles and disassembles equipment for production.
  • Performs clean-in-place and sterilization-in-place of tanks.
  • Performs annealing and sterile filtrations of products.
  • Operates vial capper, unloads product from lyophilizers, and packs off unloaded vials from lyophilizers and liquid fill line.
  • Performs detailed Oracle and MES (Manufacturing Execution System) transactions in resolving inventory discrepancies.
  • Cleans manufacturing areas, including walls, ceilings and floors.
  • Creates purchase orders for consumables.
  • Completes and maintains documentation related to assigned work, including logbooks, batch records, etc.
  • May act as point of contact for a compliance audit.
  • Operates drum coater and compression equipment.
  • Dispenses ingredients for batches.
  • Performs MBR Manufacturing batch report updates.
  • Performs manual handling of product – loads and unloads tablets.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience, HS Diploma, and a Certificate to FETAC level 6 (GSL)
  • Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is required.
  • Knowledge of written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Master Batch Records.
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications and administrative policies.
  • Ability to follow direction and work under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates capability in training others on a manufacturing process (e.g. filling, hydration, coating, granulation, compression)
  • Demonstrates capability in organizing more complex activities in a manufacturing process.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work on a rotational shift schedule alternating between day shift and grave shift.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour shift schedules.
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Must be able to work holidays
  • Must be able to operate and qualify for respirator usage
  • Must be able to see and distinguish all colors and shades
  • Must be able to stand for a continuous 4 hours
  • Must be able to change into Gilead gowns and work attire as required for the task.
  • Occasionally lift 50 lbs
  • Routinely lift 25 lbs


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