Experienced Biotech Manufacturing Associates - Days & Nights Available (Downstream OR Upstream)
United States, Portsmouth (New Hampshire)

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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 Biologics in Portsmouth, NH is seeking experienced biotech Manufacturing Associates, Manufacturing Technicians, and Bioprocess Technicians for our Mammalian Cell manufacturing operations including upstream, downstream suites, and production support suites; for both small scale and large scale cell culture projects. This position is responsible for the manufacture of therapeutic proteins (API) under cGMP conditions.

Senior Associates are expected to demonstrate expertise and breadth of knowledge in executing process recipes across a variety of production activities, following written procedures (SOPs), monitoring equipment and processes, independently performing laboratory tasks, including pH, conductivity testing, product sampling, and conducting routine sanitization tasks to maintain facility and equipment and train other operators on these tasks. They are expected to demonstrate expertise and technical leadership in cGMP compliance and an in-depth understanding of process flow and be able to make decisions based on that experience. Senior Manufacturing Associates are able to troubleshoot complex and non-routine equipment events, initiate and assess deviations, review batch records and logbooks. May be asked to assume responsibilities for covering shift supervisor absences/vacations.

The Day shift is from 7am-7pm, or 7pm-7am for night shift on a rotational schedule every other week:

  • Week 1: M/T/F/SAT/SUN

  • Week 2: W/TH

  • 5% Weekend Shift Differential + 8 hours of OT built into schedule every other week

  • Role includes annual bonus

Key responsibilities:

  • Set up, operate equipment, and monitor production processes, including clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) operations and report production in written and electronic documents in accordance with good documentation procedures (GDPs), troubleshooting issues and review documentation as appropriate.

  • Train other personnel on equipment operation, cGMPs, documentation, technical theory, or other tasks. Maintain individual training plan.

  • Review documentation (batch records, SOPs, Logbooks) for completeness, clarity, accuracy and submit edits to documents for revision as required.

  • Administrative tasks – leading shift exchange, meetings, sending/receiving emails, participating in projects.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Key requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent minimum is required. A.S. or B.S. in STEM field is preferred but not required. Relevant Biotechnology certifications are a plus.

  • 2+ years experience in Biotech Manufacturing Setting. Preferably within Biologics/Mammalian Cell operations. Candidates with Cell & Gene Therapy, or Small Molecules manufacturing experience will be considered as well. Candidates from other pharmaceutical industries will be considered, but may not qualify for Senior Manufacturing Associate level.

  • Proven logic and decision-making abilities, critical thinking skills.

  • Quality Responsibility: Adherence to cGMPs is required at all times during the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  All personnel own the quality of what they deliver and are responsible for notifying management in a timely manner of regulatory inspections, serious GMP deficiencies, process deviations, product defects and relevant actions

  • Must have the ability to comprehend process flow and identify factors which influence the process.

  • Be able to read and follow defined SOPs and policies, work independently on basic manufacturing tasks, identify and communicate non-routine events, and review more complex decisions with Supervisors. Must be able to use automated process equipment and tools.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility.  How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievement 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: R55135