Technician, Early Phase Clinical Manufacturing

United States, Bend (Oregon)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an opening for an EPCM (Early Phase Clinical Manufacturing) Technician to join their Product Development team at the Bend, OR location. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to pharmaceutical product/process development through manufacturing of clinical trial supplies
  • Contribute to culture of safety when performing all daily activities including development and application of safety procedures
  • Apply ownership mentality to process equipment and manufacturing space
  • Design and plan equipment layouts, assist in installation and startup activities including commissioning/qualification and change control
  • Execute work tasks per written procedures and document activities per Good Documentation Practices
  • Complete required documentation with attention to detail and consistent with GDP
  • Establish expertise in assembly, operation, and cleaning of manufacturing process equipment
  • Support routine maintenance and calibration of process equipment as equipment owner
  • Perform routine cleaning of manufacturing space
  • Participate in manufacturing technology transfer, providing feedback and reviewing documents within areas of expertise
  • Assist in experimental design in multiple unit operations, techniques, or processes with supervision
  • Analyze and interpret data quantitatively in the context of relevant models and project goals with supervision
  • Document and communicate design and outcomes (written and verbal) to the internal project team and the client with supervision
  • Prepare written documents such as standard operating procedures, work instructions, training content, memos, reports, and technical transfer documentation
  • Drive continuous improvements in techniques and processes in the manufacturing facility
  • Mentor less experienced colleagues

Key Requirements:

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent with moderate related work experience OR a university degree in chemical engineering or related engineering/scientific field
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical manufacturing process equipment and unit operations
  • Ability to develop expertise in specific unit operations and function as process equipment owner
  • Ability to work well in a small, dynamic team and effectively communicate across other functional areas
  • Experience in a GMP quality system and Good Documentation Practices

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Reference: R39356