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Manufacturing Technician

Sodexo USA

This is a Contract position in La Verne, CA posted July 10, 2022.

UNIT DESCRIPTIONManufacturing TechnicianSodexo is managing these services for a research-based biopharmaceutical company.Works on basic assignments following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).Responsibilities Include:* Performs routine 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 basic troubleshooting of issues and escalates when required.* Organizes routine tasks in an effective manner.* Prepares equipment and components for sterilization.* Operates processing equipment including autoclaves, ovens, vial washers, and depyrogenation tunnel.* Cleans (manually and clean-in-place), 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 Basic Oracle and MES (Manufacturing Execution System) transactions.* Performs data calculations.* Cleans manufacturing areas, including walls, ceilings and floors.* Accurately completes required documentation of events and tasks related to assigned work, including logbooks, batch records, etc.* Reports variance or deviation from standard procedures to department management.* Prepares coating solutionKnowledge, Experience and Skills:* 2+ years of relevant experience, HS Diploma* Familiarity with written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Master Batch Records* Sufficient verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required, to communicate information to peers and team lead.* Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications and administrative policies* Ability to follow direction and work with only moderate supervision.* Prior experience in a cGMP related industry is desirable.* 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 gowns and work attire as required for the task.* Occasionally lift 50 lbs* Routinely lift 25 lbsJob Type: Full-timePosition SummaryThe Technician may work in any type of location on client premises. This individual performs maintenance on various types of machines. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.General Responsibilities:* Maintains, repairs, and installs various types of electronic equipment and related devices such as personal computers, electronic transmitting and receiving equipment etc.* Disassembles machines and repairs or replaces broken parts.* Adjusts functional parts of electronic devices as necessary.* Orders replacement parts.* Inspects completed repairs.* Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.* Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.* Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.* Applies all applicable OSHA and related local safety requirements to all assigned work.* Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.* Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.* May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Qualifications & Requirements* Willingness to be open to learning and growing.* Maturity of judgment and behavior.* Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.* Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity in light of Sodexo time and attendance policy and/or client operating hours.* Ability to work a flexible schedule.* Must comply with any dress code requirements.Experience/Knowledge:* High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience preferred.* 1 year of related work experience.Skills/Aptitude:* Ability to present self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.* Ability to maintain a positive attitude.* Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.* Ability to maintain a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers and client representatives.* Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees.* Ability to use all relevant electronic and communication devices.* Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.License/Qualifications* A valid driver’s license may be required.Physical Requirements:* Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.* Significant walking or other means of mobility.* Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).* Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.* Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations.Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.Benefits EligibilityFull Time Benefits: At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. Eligible employees can enroll in their benefits, which will be effective beginning on their first day with Sodexo. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts (eligibility varies by unit and may not be available to all employees).