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Manufacturing Associate II

Company: Maravai LifeSciences
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 7, 2024

Job Description:

Maravai LifeSciences translates extraordinary science into everyday miracles, helping biotech, biopharma, and life sciences companies everywhere deliver novel vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. We are global leaders in providing products and services within the fields of nucleic acid production and biologics safety testing to many of the world's leading biopharma, vaccine, diagnostics, and cell and gene therapy companies.
At Maravai, we believe that diverse perspectives are the foundation of innovation. Through an inclusive and equitable culture where every team member is inspired to bring their best selves to work, we cultivate an environment in which we can lead together, providing differentiated value to our customers, and enabling the miracles of science. For over 35 years, Maravai's portfolio companies have served as a catalyst for innovative, lifesaving technology for humanity. Pioneering nucleotide research since its inception, we are now leading the way in the rapidly expanding mRNA market.Your next role as a Miracle Maker
Maravai LifeSciences is seeking a #MiracleMaker to join our RNA Reagents team as a Manufacturing Associate II. As a Manufacturing Associate II you will function as a primary producer for the operational unit and guides new staff members with our technology. You will produce research and clinical grade components and products by setting-up, cleaning, operating, and maintaining equipment. The Manufacturing Associate II facilitates and executes daily production tasks with team members within ISO classified space.
How you will make an impact:

  • Reviews production schedule, studying and clarifying specifications, calculating requirements, assembling materials and supplies, and executing production scheduled tasks
  • Documents production by accurately completing forms, reports, logs, and records of equipment and batches following GDP
  • Keeps equipment operating by following instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, executing regular preventative maintenance, and calling for repairs
  • Writes, reviews, and executes batch records; authors, reviews, and executes SOP revisions; and maintains quality documents
  • Mentors and guides associate staff
  • Participates in training opportunities and ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by SOPs
  • Provides written and verbal updates to supervisors and/or other department managers
  • Performs as a leader by training manufacturing personnel and ensuring adherence to production schedule and timeline demands
  • Interfaces with manufacturing support groups to align on production requirements
  • Troubleshoots processes and implements new processes transferred from process development
  • Training manufacturing personnel, troubleshooting production processes, and identifying key process bottlenecks for continuous improvement
  • Onboards new equipment with minimal supervision
  • May perform fermentation, pDNA linearization, IT reactions, tangential flow filtration and chromatography, using a variety of equipment, including 3L or 30L bioreactors, spectrum TFF systems and AKTA HPLCs.
  • May perform enzymatic reactions, utilizing purification systems, authoring, and implementing SOPs, and documenting action in batch records
  • May perform gram-kg chemical synthesis, fill finish, and aliquoting of mRNA capping reagents, modified NTPs, and biotech supporting raw materials
  • Performs other functions and duties as required

    The skills and experience that you will bring:

    • Bachelor's Degree in life science field or related field preferably in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Biology/Molecular Biology or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years of experience in a Biochemistry manufacturing laboratory
    • Exposure in a cGMP/ ISO 7/ ISO 8 clean room environment desired
    • Experience with drafting, editing, implementing, and executing SOPs
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite desired
    • Display strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and demonstrated problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Self-motivated and able to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Previous experience with chemical synthesis methodology and purification functionality of mRNA capping reagents, modified NTPs, and biotech supporting raw materials from a 1-500g scale following cGMP procedures desired

      The anticipated salary range for this position is $30.00 - $33.00 per hour. In addition, highly competitive long-term incentives in the form of company equity, bonus participation and company sponsored benefits are provided as part of the total compensation package. The salary offer will depend on multiple factors which may include the successful candidate's skills, experience and other qualifications, as well as the location of the role.The benefits of being a #MiracleMaker:

      You have the potential to change, improve, and save lives around the world.
      You have the opportunity to be a part owner in Maravai through RSU grants and optional employee stock purchase plans.
      We offer comprehensive medical plans and HSA/FSA options.
      Fertility & family planning assistance.
      A variety of additional optional benefits and insurance options, including pet insurance.
      Retirement contributions.
      Holidays & Paid Time Off.

      See a comprehensive list of benefits at our site at
      To view more opportunities to become a #MiracleMaker, visit our career site at
      Maravai LifeSciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation, and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

      Recently, individuals impersonating Maravai LifeSciences Human Resources members have offered fraudulent interviews and job offers to unsuspecting candidates. To help protect you from these scam artists, please be aware that:

      Maravai LifeSciences will never interview a candidate over RingCentral, similar messaging apps or social media (e.g. Telegram, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc.)
      Maravai LifeSciences will never send a company check or ask an applicant to pay a fee or purchase at home work/training materials in connection with an application for employment.
      Maravai LifeSciences will never provide excess money to an applicant and ask the applicant to write a check for repayment.

      If you have any doubt about a job offer or any other communication purporting to come from Maravai LifeSciences, please reach out to us directly at . If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, you can report this activity at: or .

Keywords: Maravai LifeSciences, San Diego , Manufacturing Associate II, Other , San Diego, California

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