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Production Technician

at Meridian Bioscience in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Meridian Bioscience is a fully integrated life science company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes a broad range of innovative diagnostic products. We are dedicated to developing and delivering better solutions that give answers with speed, accuracy and simplicity that are redefining the possibilities of life from discovery to diagnosis. We are looking for talented and passionate individuals that help drive our vision. Our innovative culture will allow interested candidates to discover and create, through collaboration, cutting edge solutions to tough problems.

The Production Technician has primary responsibility for production of critical raw materials used in the manufacture of in-vitro medical diagnostic products in accordance with current manufacturing directions, SOPs, cGMPs, and QSR to meet or exceed quality specifications on schedule at or below standard costs. The Laboratory Manufacturing Technician also has direct responsibility for manufacturing of intermediates and final bulk reagents.

Medical, Dental, Vision and Vacation from Day 1.

$1200 sign-on bonus!!!!!!!

+ Ability to perform the following with minimal supervision: buffer manufacturing, antibody/antigen production and/or optimization, media production, aseptic technique, cell culture, good laboratory practices, knowledge of quality system, reagent manufacturing, accurate batch record retrieval through use of Master Control as well as batch record completion compliant with QSR.

+ Produce reagents and products in accordance with manufacturing directions following current SOPs, GMPs, and QSRs.

+ Set up, perform, and accurately interpret and troubleshoot in-process testing.

+ Maintain complete, thorough, up-to-date documentation.

+ Monitor and requisition or initiate in-house production of raw materials and supplies required to meet production schedules.

+ Understand and apply the concepts of aseptic technique.

+ Assure the proper use, cleaning, sanitization, maintenance, validation, calibration and certification of required equipment as appropriate.

+ Anticipate, recognize, and investigate and recommend solutions to potential problems before they occur.

+ Recognize, evaluate, recommend, and implement (with approval) ways to improve procedures and products.

+ Revise outdated or obsolete documents.

+ Adhere to safety SOPs and report potential safety hazards.

+ Train other Technicians and/or Assistants as required.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Specialized Knowledge and Abilities:

+ Aseptic technique, general laboratory techniques and metric system knowledge desirable

+ Excellent documentation skills as required by cGMPs on a timely basis

+ Ability to read, understand and follow all company SOPs and guidelines

+ Strong Math Skills

+ Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, Master Control Etc)

+ Required skills include Cell culture, Virus culture, Protein purification, experience with Laboratory equipment including Spectrophotometer pH meter, centrifuges, column chromatograph.

+ Prior experience with aseptic technique.

+ Must be a self starter, detail oriented, organized and be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

+ Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills along with the ability to interact with Manufacturing and Quality.

+ Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality requirements.

+ Must be able to work hours outside of the normal work day (start early, stay late or weekends) to support department activities and coordinate with production schedules.

+ Must able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team setting with peers and colleagues in a cross functional setting.

Education and Experience:

+ Bachelor degree in a scientific discipline or a minimum of two (2) years’ experience at the Production Technician level in a FDA-regulated manufacturing, or laboratory environment is required.

+ Previous course work in immunology, microbiology cell biology, biochemistry, virology and chemistry is desirable.

Requirements:

+ Ability to walk up and down several flights of stairs throughout the work day in a multi-location facility

+ Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds during the course of the work shift.

+ Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (ex. Latex or nitrile gloves, face shields, safety glasses, hairnets, shoe coverings, lab coats etc.)

+ Must be able to adhere to applicable bio-safety and chemical hygiene practices when on the manufacturing floor or in laboratories

+ Must be able to analyze and interpret data

+ Must be able to concentrate and problem solve routinely throughout the course of the work shift.

+ Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, stoop, reach, push and pull carts throughout the course of the work shift

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Company: Meridian Life Science, Inc.

External Company Name: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.

External Company URL: www.meridianbioscience.com

Street: 5171 Wilfong Road

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Job Posting: JC195476749

Posted On: Oct 21, 2021

Updated On: Nov 20, 2021