Manufacturing Technician

Partner Therapeutics (PTx) is a commercial biotech committed to improving the lives of patients with cancer and other serious diseases. In today’s challenging healthcare climate, we strive to develop and assess our products based on the real-world impact they have in improving the quality and duration of our patients’ lives. For more information, visit www.partnertx.com

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

Production is responsible for sargramostim API manufacturing operations at Partner’s Northpointe site, a production scale therapeutic protein manufacturing facility. API Production is divided into Upstream Operations (Fermentation) and Downstream Operations (Purification). In either area, operational staff is involved in cleaning and sterilization of process equipment, autoclaving, buffer and media preparation, aseptic processing, operating process equipment and supporting cGMP operations. Upstream staff focuses on managing and running fermenters and filtration equipment, Downstream staff focuses on HPLC and low pressure Chromatography equipment.

POSITION OVERVIEW/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manufacturing Technician supports cGMP commercial manufacturing of Leukine (sargramostim), a therapeutic glycoprotein. The primary duties of the Manufacturing Technician include:

  • Equipment preparation (assembly, cleaning, autoclaving)
  • Media/buffer compounding (weighing, measuring, mixing, filtering)
  • Filter wetting and integrity testing
  • Stocking of materials and equipment

Because these activities support cGMP commercial manufacturing, the following job conditions apply:

  • Gowning to work in a Grade C/D cleanroom (ISO class 7/8)
  • Training and qualification requirements, including proficiency assessments
  • Robust documentation requirements for activities

When the facility is not actively manufacturing Leukine, the Technician will be responsible for the following:

  • Revision of controlled documents
  • Maintaining training and acquiring new skills

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma with a minimum of 1 year of experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Mechanical Ability
  • Effective Problem Solving skills
  • Ability to write procedures

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field (eg. Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering)
  • Experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment
  • Experience in chromatography

Partner Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. PTx offers a very competitive compensation package with generous PTO.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lynnwood WA

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