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Associate, Manufacturing Operations

Newark Metro Area, New Jersey

Post Date: 01/23/2017 Job ID: JN -012017-18183
Responsibilities:
Perform as an operator, under frequent supervision, to support cell therapy production campaigns:
o Execute established batch records in ISO 7 & 8 clean room environments.
o Observe, practice, and promote all aspects of the GMP & GDP requirements.
o Maintain aseptic processing and sterile gowning qualifications.
o Communicate with Quality Control to ensure proper handoff of process samples.

Maintain laboratory and equipment for cleanliness and compliance.
o Complete room activity, maintenance, cleaning, and equipment usage logs.
o Run daily calibration checks on equipment where appropriate, and escalate deviations.
o Perform daily, weekly, and extended cleaning of laboratory areas and equipment.

Assists with development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or production batch records associated with new processes that are transferred from Development into Manufacturing Operations
Interact with Supply Chain, Facilities, and Development as needed to ensure smooth operation.
Reports and initiates non-conformances, and participates in follow up investigation when necessary.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
B.S. in Biology, Biochemical, Chemical, or Biomedical Engineering or related discipline with 1-3 years of relevant experience in a clinical laboratory or blood/cell culture processing environment.
Ability to work in an aseptic environment requiring successful completion of qualification program.
A basic knowledge in various computer applications. Ability to work with Microsoft Word and Excel required. Understanding of Microsoft Access or database entry is preferred.
Ability to perform frequent physical tasks with strength and mobility. Daily tasks call for extensive walking, standing and occasional lifting of heavy materials. Frequent visual demands require macroscopic and microscopic observations.
Employees must work in areas where posted Universal Precautions must be observed and practiced. Associates work daily with potentially harmful and/or hazardous agents including asphyxiating gases (nitrogen), potentially carcinogenic and/or inflammable chemical reagents and sharps.

Behavioral Competencies:
Able to work in a team environment with several operators to complete routine tasks.
Must be flexible with work schedule as extended shift or weekend work may be required.
Responds to challenges and additional projects in an understanding, positive, and objective manner.
Adaptable to dynamic conditions, work practices, and project timelines.

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