Production Chemist

Kelly Services US - San Diego, CA

Title: Production Chemist

Location: San Diego CA 92127

Duration: 6 months contract; possibly longer for the right candidate

Compensation: $23.00 to $26.00 per hour; depending on experience

  • Responsible for the manufacture of oligonucleotides to be used in bulk clinical and commercial kit reagents.
  • Responsible for synthesis, purification and diafiltration of oligonucleotides, raw material prep and/or processing, and in-process testing.
  • Participate in transfer, support activities and continuous improvement on existing processes.
  • May be assigned to one or more functional Manufacturing areas.
  • Responsible for the staging of raw materials and synthesis and labeling of oligonucleotides
  • Maintains, measures and dispenses materials
  • Operates CIP and/or autoclave systems
  • Performing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) transactions
  • Performing regular cycle count activities to maintain inventory accuracy
  • Verify materials for manufacturing work orders
  • Maintains accurate and complete training records
  • General manufacturing area housekeeping including cleaning of labware, equipment, shelves, benches and sinks and removing trash
  • Maintain detailed and accurate device history records and log books using Good Documentation Practices
  • Understands and executes written procedures in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Basic knowledge in the set-up and operation of Akta Oligopilot Synthesizers, Aktapilot HPLC and Dionex chromatography systems
  • Basic knowledge in the operation of analytical balances, pipettes, filter integrity testers, rotovap, water baths and spectrophotometers
  • Completes and forwards device history records for review in a timely manner
  • Is fully trained and competent on the operation of simple laboratory equipment and processes.
  • Performs material handling and staging of materials for process orders
  • Receives and verifies the accuracy of materials transferred from the Warehouse
  • Assist in performing material and labor transactions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System
  • May be responsible for flushing water ports and eyewash stations
  • Performs refrigerator/freezer maintenance
  • Responsible for maintaining laboratory environment in one functional area
  • Perform general equipment maintenance, operation and calibration
  • Open and close work orders
  • Assists Reagent Formulation Operations as needed
  • Ensures proper transportation, handling, and disposal of hazardous, bio-hazardous and/or infectious substances.
  • Follows all safety rules
  • Adhere to target manufacturing timelines
  • Must be able to communicate product issues, safety incidences and/or personal issues affecting availability
  • Punctuality and attendance
  • Attentiveness and openness to learn new processes
  • Prior experience with Good Documentation Practices (GDP) is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Microbiology, Biology or (Bio)Chemistry
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory science, procedures, techniques, instruments & equipment
  • Basic knowledge of general laboratory safety and record keeping
  • Prior experience in a Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ISO 13485 Regulations is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of ERP systems is a plus
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Good organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Repetitive standing, walking, bending and lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Strong mathematical skills required
  • Team-oriented
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