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Manufacturing Associate II-Purification
Ref No.: 18-00836
Location: Emeryville, California
Manufacturing Associate II – Purification
6-Month Contract
Emeryville, CA
Position Description:
  • Purifies proteins in a regulated FDA licensed & ISO certified facility.
  • Performs cross-functional activities associated with downstream production runs in collaboration with Bulk Fill & QC testing groups.
  • The role may include special projects such as process development & validation activities where scientific research principles are applied.
Purify recombinant proteins to ensure commercial product demands are met:
1. Works as part of the purification team to perform purification, filtration, & centrifugation operations according to standard operating procedures (SOPs).
2. Executes laboratory operations that include dispensing of chemicals, volumetric & gravimetric measurements, making accurate dilutions, & preparing solutions.
3. Performs SAP duties that include cycle counting, reservations, issuing to process orders, & charging of expiring raw materials.
4. Performs equipment maintenance tasks, column packing, & column testing procedures.
5. Ability to multi-task & become proficient at purification & conjugation.
6. Responsible for ordering raw materials & components, as required.
7. Promotes & maintains a safe & well-organized work environment.
Follow regulatory requirements:
1. Adheres to manufacturing & safety procedures, manufacturing operations, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), & ISO requirements.

1. Executes & reviews batch records & logbooks, which requires legible & concise data entry.
2. Completes all training documentation within a pre-defined timeframe.
Analytical Testing:
1. Analyzes in-process samples & understands how to apply the information to process control & quality monitoring.
2. Operates lab equipment such as pH meters, balances, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, HPLC systems, & densitometers

  • Works well in a team environment & utilizes project management skills to oversee completion of production lots.
  • Complies with cGMP & ISO requirements.
  • Maintains accurate documentation related to manufacturing processes.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills to train & guide fellow associates in collaboration with team supervisors.
  • Must have knowledge of protein purification processes.
  • Experience following & writing SOPs.
  • Very good verbal & written communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Word & Excel.
  • Able to document & review work accurately; must be well-organized.
  • Experience with preparation of reagents following manufacturing SOPs.
  • Delivers quality products & services on time to all customers, both internal & external.
  • Must be attentive to detail.
  • Effectively manages time.
  • Considers how daily manufacturing activities impact product quality.
  • Monitors processes & products to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Experience with project management is desirable.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Kaizen, & 5S is desirable.
  • Able to lift & push up to 35 pounds.