Gilead Sr. Manufacturing Technician in Alberta, Canada

Sr. Manufacturing Technician

Ref. Number:35264

Location:Canada - Alberta - Edmonton

Functional Area:Manufacturing/Operations

Position Type:Regular

Working Hours:Full Time

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Specific Responsibilities

Gilead Sciences in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Gilead Alberta ULC) is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated professional capable of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment. The successful candidate will assume a full-time employment role in the capacity of Sr. Manufacturing Technician in Gilead Alberta’s Production department.

Senior Manufacturing Technicians are responsible for the operation (including cleaning) of industrial scale reactors, centrifuges, dryers, filters, pumps, mills and other manufacturing equipment under cGMP. Additional mechanical duties may be assigned. Duties also include the safe and efficient operation of assigned processes, the proper recording of information, communication of deviations, incidents or safety concerns, and housekeeping duties to ensure the work areas are kept to a high level of cleanliness. This position involves working a five-shift system including days and nights. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Company Background: Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company founded in 1987. Together we deliver life-saving therapies to patients in need. With the commitment and drive you bring to the workplace every day, you will be part of a team that is changing the world and helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Our worldwide staff is a close community where you can see the tangible results of your contributions, where every individual matters, and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Our scientific focus has resulted in marketed products that are benefiting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates, and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to address unmet medical needs and improve life by advancing the care of patients with life-threatening diseases.

Location Background: Gilead's manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, is responsible for the development and manufacturing of investigational drugs. We supply active pharmaceutical ingredients for clinical research programs and contribute supplies for new product launches.

We offer you the opportunity to work within a culture of highly motivated, talented individuals who are dedicated to the company's mission. Each job provides wide-ranging responsibilities due to our cross-functional organizational structure and leadership style, which ensures that everyone is engaged, committed and accountable.

We are looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds who want to work together and support each other to help make a real difference in the lives of patients - people who thrive on performing well within a challenging and fast-paced environment, living our core values of Integrity (always doing the right thing), Teamwork (collaborating in good faith), Excellence (working at a high level of commitment and capability) and Accountability (taking personal responsibility). Essential Duties and Job Functions

  • Maintains a tidy and safe working area.

  • Works on manufacturing and packaging of Gilead products.

  • Works on routine assignments following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).

  • Works in conjunction with other Manufacturing Technicians under the guidance of a Team Leader and the Manufacturing Manager.Performs specific unit tasks on reactors, centrifuges and driers.

  • Cleans (manually and CIP) and assembles equipment for production.

  • Cleans manufacturing areas, including walls, ceilings and floors.

  • Complies with all established SOPs in performance of job. Adheres consistently to cGMPs. Complies with all safety-related procedures and practices personally and in area.

  • Interacts with department members to ensure production proceeds as scheduled.

  • Receives well defined instructions on routine work, and detailed instructions on new assignments.

  • Follows written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Master Batch Records.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 2-year diploma/BS degree or two years related industrial experience for new hires