Manufacturing Associate (Powder Media - 2nd Shift)

United States, Walkersville (Maryland)
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 Walkersville is hiring for a Manufacturing Associate for 2nd shift. This position is a fill/finish position in liquid media drum filling area. This will consist of prepping, filling, and finishing drum media products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Performs environmental monitoring
  • Assist with inventory management
  • Operate Filling & Finishing machinery
  • Read and print using Documentum
  • Rack various types of vials
  • Monitors calibration of equipment
  • Inspect, pack and perform final product screening of finished goods
  • Performs production line clearance
  • Stack pallets
  • Transfer items in and out of the Media Cleanroom
  • Maintains clean and orderly area. Completes general housekeeping duties.
  • Prepare materials to be sterilized
  • Set-up filling assemblies in class 100 area
  • Operate Media floor scrubber
  • Pick-up production labels from label control
  • Pick-up production paperwork from document central
  • Perform cleaning of the Media Clean Room
  • Operate pallet jacks
  • Deliver samples to the QC Department

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required; Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences, engineering or related field is preferred
  • Working manufacturing or technical skills are required
  • Questioning attitude to drive problem solving
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively to share learning and provide training to manufacturing
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced, high workload environment.
  • Must be able to read and follow defined SOPs and policies, work independently and as part of a team on various manufacturing tasks, identify and communicate non-routine events.
  • Must be proactive, action oriented, and have the ability to adapt to a change. 
  • Must have strong communication skills both verbally and written. 
  • Must be able to support other members of the team through mentoring and training.

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: R40903
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