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Shifts:  Monday through Thursday
Day Shift, 5:00 am to 3:30 pm
Swing Shift, 2:30 pm to 1:00 am
Duration: 12-month contract with possible extensions up to 3 years

 

Pay Rate:  Day Shift=$21/hour; Swing Shift=$23.10/hour

 

*Opportunities for overtime based on shift structure.

 

Retention bonuses:

After 3 months=$500 (gross)
After 6 months pay rate increase ($1/hour) if meeting expectations
After 18 months pay rate increase of $.50/hour meeting expectations or $1.00/hour increase of exceeding expectations
After 24 months=$1000 (gross) retention bonus

Main Purpose of the Position:
Under the direction of the Process Unit Lead, perform a wide variety of tasks and operations that are
required to formulate, fill, and package sterile pharmaceutical products in a state-of-the-art, automated
production and packaging facility. Troubleshoot, maintain, assemble, install, and repair all electronic,
mechanical, and instrumentation devices on production equipment as required. Assist 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.
Responsibilities:
● Adhere to all plant safety policies and procedures and proactively identify unsafe conditions.
● Perform safety and housekeeping audits as required.
● Set up, change over, and test run equipment for various-sized vials and packages as required.
Make mechanical and electrical adjustments necessary for the correct operation of the
equipment.
● Act as a troubleshooter, moving between all areas to assist related crafts in the performance of
their duties. Diagnose problems involving electronic, electrical, instrumentation, and pneumatic
hydraulic control systems. Work with the maintenance department and/or outside services to
repair, maintain, and calibrate these systems as required.
● Perform or coordinate major and minor overhauls of production equipment as needed.
● Perform training of other Operations Specialists.
● 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).
● Assist and/or operate all sterile filling and final vial packaging equipment in the plant. Perform
material handling in the plant as required.
● Perform preparation of sterile components.
● Assist in the cleaning, set-up, sterilization, and performance of maintenance on a variety of
processing equipment.
● Perform bulk thaw, dilution, and formulation operations.
● 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.

Qualifications / Requirements:
Proficiency in the English language – reading, writing, and communication. Must be able to work all shifts
(1 st , 2 nd , or 3 rd ), required overtime as needed, able to lift 45 pounds, and stand for extended period of time.
In addition, all candidates must pass a vision acuity and color discrimination test.

Education:
● High school diploma or equivalent.
● Graduate of a two-year Associates Degree program in Electrical/Mechanical Technology (or
equivalent) is highly desirable.

Experience:
1-2 years (within the last 7 years) experience in the set-up, repair and operation of complex
mechanical equipment used in the washing, filling, conveying, sealing, inspection and packaging of
products/containers. This experience must include equipment set-up, changeover,
mechanical/electrical repairs, disassembly, and preventative maintenance. Target industries include
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, electronic, and chemical, food, cosmetics, and/or other
medical industries.

Computers:
Must be computer literate, including ability to interface with computer systems and PLC-based logic.
Must be comfortable working with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), navigating through web
pages and e-mail. Must possess basic typing skills.

Important: Genentech has mandated COVID-19 vaccination for their workforce, effective October 1st, 2021. All external personnel providing services to Genentech are required to comply with this requirement.

To apply for this job please visit careers.gene.com.