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Manufacturing Technician IV

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences is currently seeking a Manufacturing Technician IV to support Hydration and Formulation activities in Southern California.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Works on basic to routine assignments following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Reports to Team Lead on a regular basis on line performance and reports any issues that need to be resolved.
  • Performs more complex troubleshooting unassisted
  • Works on more complex manufacturing processes and assignments
  • Works in conjunction with other manufacturing technicians under the guidance of a Team Leader
  • Assists in manufacturing product, moves materials and prepared product to appropriate locations in accordance with SOPs.
  • Sets up, operates, and troubleshoots equipment in classed clean room environments.
  • At the end of shifts, secures all equipment and machinery, and completes all required paperwork.
  • Cleans (manually and CIP) and assembles equipment for production.
  • Interacts with scientists, engineers, and production staff.
  • Records product and order information on specified forms and records.
  • Examines and inspects containers, materials, and products to ensure that specifications are met.
  • May train junior staff in assigned area, and ensure that work is performed in accordance with quality standards and SOPs.

Physical Requirements for the role:

  • Must be able to work on a rotational shift schedule alternating between day shift and grave shift
  • 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

    Knowledge, Experience, and Skills required:

  • Specific education and experience requirements:
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, HS Diploma, and a Certificate to FETAC level 6 (GSL)
  • Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is required.
  • BS degree in a science-related field strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Demonstrates good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, and detailed instructions on new assignments.
  • Follows written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Master Batch Records and must be able to take variant action only with approval of department management.
  • Independent action and initiative in resolving issues.
  • Previous experience operating a forklift or powered industrial truck.
  • Demonstrates strong safety orientation, with strict adherence to established safety practices and standards.
  • Takes independent action and initiative in resolving issues.


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