Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Hillsboro


Please note:  Night Shift, 6:00pm – 6:30am, Wednesday – Friday plus every other Saturday
Under the direction of Manufacturing Supervisor or other qualified Operations Specialist, perform a wide variety of tasks and operations that are required to formulate, fill, inspect and package sterile pharmaceutical products in a state-of-the-art, automated production and packaging facility.  Troubleshoot, maintain, and assemble all production equipment as required.  Assist the Operations Specialist on major equipment overhauls, repairs, and installations as necessary.  All operations will be carried out in compliance with cGMPs, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), product recipes, and Genentech standards.
In addition to performing the responsibilities/tasks below, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following traits:
•    Passion and drive to develop and maintain a LEAN culture dedicated to providing the best results for our internal and external customers.
•    Embraces Class A principles and behaviors.
•    Continuously in search of ways to maintain the highest levels of productivity.
•    Actively participates in a teamwork environment that maintains a high performance culture.

•    Adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures and proactively identify unsafe conditions.
•    Perform safety and housekeeping audits as required.
•    Assist in set up, change over, and test run equipment for various-sized vials and packages as required.
•    Supporting the Operations Specialist Maintenance, and/or outside services in the repair, maintenance, and calibration of GNE Systems as required.
•    Perform training of other Technicians.
•    Assist in the development of plant SOP’s and training materials.
•    Execute production recipes, check-in equipment, and perform material movements using automated computer software applications (SAP and MES systems).
•    Operate all formulation, sterile filling, inspection, and final vial packaging equipment in the plant.
•    Perform preparation of sterile components.
•    Assist in the cleaning, set-up, sterilization, and disassembly on a variety of processing equipment.
•    Perform bulk thaw, dilution, and formulation operations.
•    Performing manual inspection of empty vials and filled product with a focus on quality and efficiency.
•    Conduct environmental monitoring activities in the manufacturing areas as required.
•    Prior to start-up, during processing, and at the completion of the manufacturing process, perform all documentation and clerical functions to provide the proper accountability and traceability of components and finished product.
•    At the start and finish of each shift, report and make recommendations regarding equipment, supplies, required repairs, process concerns, safety concerns, and areas for improvement in reliability, yield, and efficiency.
•    Work effectively and efficiently in a team-oriented environment to ensure maximum and high-quality output.
•    Perform cleaning and housekeeping duties as required.

Proficiency in the English language – reading, writing, and communication.  Must be able to work all shifts (1st, 2nd, or 3rd), required overtime as needed, able to lift 45 pounds, and stand for extended period of time.  Must be able to successfully pass all job-related tests and certifications required for working in a cGMP, quality environment including but not limited to: inspections and GMP requirements to perform essential functions of the job.  Must re-qualify every year on all job-related tests and certifications as job or qualifications require.  All candidates must pass a vision acuity and color discrimination test.
•    High school diploma or equivalent AND
•    Graduate of a two-year Associates Degree program in Electrical/Mechanical Technology (or equivalent) is a plus.
1 to 2 years (within the last 7 years) experience in the operation of complex mechanical equipment used in the washing, filling, conveying, sealing, inspection and packaging of products/containers is highly desirable.  Target industries include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, electronic, and chemical, food, cosmetics, and/or other medical industries.
Must be computer literate, including ability to interface with computer systems and PLC-based

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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