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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Manufacturing Technician IV

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

The Manufacturing Tech IV is responsible for day to day planning and execution of production operations, as well as all related equipment and systems necessary to clean, configure, sanitize/sterilize and maintain equipment in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment. Safety and Compliance are the two primary objectives of manufacturing operations and this position works in conjunction with other manufacturing technicians under the guidance of a Team Lead. Your ability to work independently and in teams, be proactive and self-managing, as well as have a detailed and organized approach are key components to success in this role.

This is a Sun-Weds, day shift: must be able to work off shift hours as well as weekends as needed

Specific responsibilities and skills for the position include:

Good Documentation Practices, timely communication of deviations, incidents and/or safety concerns and all relevant housekeeping duties to ensure the work areas are kept to a high level of cleanliness and inspection readiness.

Involvement in planning and execution of all operations in a cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) environment including:

  • Media and buffer preparation

  • Generation and proliferation of cell cultures in shake flasks and fixed (stainless) and disposable bioreactors, centrifugation and depth filtration

  • Clean in Place (CIP) and Steam in Place (SIP) of fixed tanks/vessels and portable equipment and Clean out of Place (COP)/glasswash of miscellaneous parts and equipment

  • Proficiency and routine maintenance of analytical equipment including but not limited to: pH/conductivity meters, bioanalyzers, osmometers, benchtop centrifuges, cell counters and microscopes

Operation and practical knowledge of glass washers, autoclaves, filters, pumps and analytical equipment to support and monitor the process.

Coordinate daily activities and projects with support groups including: Automation, Engineering, Facilities, Process Development, Quality Assurance and Control, Calibration, Validation and Supply Chain

Essential Functions:

  • Works in conjunction with other manufacturing technicians under the guidance of a Team Leader

  • Follows established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records (MBR’s) and cGMPs.

  • Perform troubleshooting as necessary and takes initiative in resolving issues.

  • Sets up and operates equipment in classified clean room environment and completes all required paperwork using Good Documentation Practices (GDPs) in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Interacts with scientists, engineers, and production staff.

  • May train junior staff and ensure that work is performed in accordance with quality standards and SOPs.

  • May initiate and own deviations, and support corrective action implementation and change management activities

  • May assist with authoring and/or updating SOP’s and MBR’s

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • A thorough understanding of established safety practices and standards.

  • HS diploma and minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or scientific discipline and minimum 3 years of industry experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering with 3+ years experience is preferred

  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) is required

  • Aseptic processing

  • Quality systems, validation principles, regulatory and ICH guidelines and multi-product controls

  • Experience with distributed control systems (DCS) such as DeltaV or equivalent

  • Background or understanding of Lean concepts (Kaizen, 5S, KanBan) desired

  • Background in disposable technology and multi-product facility desired

  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to act both independently as well as with a team

  • Consistent positive attitude and demonstrated ability to learn new skills

  • Exhibits accountability, including taking ownership for words and actions and fulfilling commitments responsively

  • Able to lift equipment up to 25 lbs

If this is not the right move for you now but remain interested in a career at Gilead Sciences please connect with us via our talent community:

About Gilead:

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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