Manufacturing Associate II, Multiple Shifts and Opportunities

Moderna - Norwood, MA 02062+1 location

Job details Job Type Full-time Full Job Description

Did you know that Moderna is offering a $10k sign on bonus and re-location if needed? Join us in pioneering a new generation of medicines as a Manufacturing Associate II at our Norwood, MA location.

The Role:

Moderna is seeking Manufacturing Associate IIs for positions in mRNA manufacturing, at the Moderna manufacturing site in Norwood, MA. The shifts in Large Scale Manufacturing at Moderna are: 1st shift from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, 2nd shift from 2:00 pm to 12:00 pm and 3rd shift from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. All shifts are on a 4x10 schedule with a weekend day requirement and are either Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday.

The individuals in this role will independently run a unit operation using standard operating procedures. Prior lab experience and dedication to manufacturing using thorough lab practices sets this operator apart from Manufacturing Associate. In addition to manufacturing, the Manufacturing Associate IIs, will troubleshoot common problems, and escalate as needed for issues experienced outside their scope while manufacturing. They are also expected to have a strong understanding of the process steps completed daily and derive process improvements from that understanding and general lab experience.

It is expected that Manufacturing Associate IIs have a team mentality and respect the common work areas. They help to maintain the cleanliness, and 5S initiatives put into place in the lab in common areas as well as unit assigned areas. They value the safety of his workspace and those that work around him/her and work to maintain a safe work environment.

A distinguishing attribute of the Manufacturing Associate II is that they lead by example. Their experience in the lab, allows for repeated successful production/manufacturing of daily batches. Efficient pacing of their day demonstrates the time management skills necessary to pursue investigational projects and/or handle additional responsibilities such as leading initiatives (5S, Veeva, Waste/Safety Liason - etc). These projects/responsibilities will require that the Manufacturing Associate IIs will work with outside groups (IR/IX etc), and at some point, communicate with the team; either the outcome of a project, or updates representing the team in a larger group.

The successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to quickly master new processes and the drive to be part of a dynamic, fast paced, and highly motivated team.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Lead by example by thoroughly completing manufacturing processes

  • Contribute during team meetings

  • Take on TDHT Production Operations site representation responsibility, and/or lead optimization projects

  • Follow written procedures to manufacture DNA/RNA/LNP

  • Efficiently complete the day-to-day manufacturing processes

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the science that drives the process they are running

  • Maintain a cleanly and safe lab space; properly label buffer bottles, discard of waste in appropriate waste streams, restock workstations, cleans up after themselves

  • Communicate with management as needed when encountering issues during manufacturing

  • Utilize process knowledge to identify manufacturing issues that could be optimized and/or improved

  • Adhere to laboratory gowning procedures

  • Adhere to documented waste handling procedures to respect environmental regulations

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with 2-3 years’ relevant experience, an Associates with 3-5 years related experience or 5+ years of related GMP experience

  • Experience operating instrumentation and integrated systems

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Requires hands-on lab work

  • Motivation to learn

  • Value of scientific reasoning and respect of process; complete work thoroughly, track raw materials etc.

  • Team mentality: trustworthy, helpful to others, and celebrate the success of others

  • Responsibility to maintain a clean and safe work environment

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Ability to manage day to day operations in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to effectively collaborate effectively in a dynamic, cross-functional matrix environment

Here’s What We’ll Bring to the Table:

  • On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Eligible for “Moderna Month” (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days’ vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)

About Moderna:

In 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a science research-stage company advancing programs in the promising-but-still-unproven field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with its first medicine having treated millions of people, a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across six modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for both clinical and commercial production at scale and at unprecedented speed. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna’s capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use of one of the earliest and most-effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderna’s mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and auto-immune diseases. Today, 24 development programs are underway across these therapeutic areas, with 13 programs having entered the clinic. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past six years. To learn more, visit .

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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