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Job Description

Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a Manufacturing Technician to join our Penrose-based team.


  • Perform manufacturing and assembly of Class 1 medical device cell culture products in accordance to current good manufacturing practices
  • Operate semi-automated and automated manufacturing equipment
  • Weigh, measure and check raw materials to assure batches manufactured contain proper materials and quantities
  • Maintain records to comply with regulatory requirements, GMP’s and standard operating procedures.
  • Perform in-process testing to assure batches meet specification
  • Maintain equipment and rooms
  • Perform activities in controlled environment
  • To be involved in the continuous improvement of our Quality Systems and maintain and enhance our cGMP culture
  • Maintain up to date training records of tasks you have demonstrated competence in
  • To have a good understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of separation techniques (centrifugation etc.), filtration processes, freeze drying and cleanroom workflow
  • Maintain excellent manufacturing records and to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) at all times
  • Assist in the maintenance of relevant manufacturing areas to an excellent standard of cleanliness, tidiness and maintenance
  • To assist in the maintenance of accurate stock records and movement

Minimum Requirements:

Experience and Education

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of computer applications and current software is desirable
  • General understanding of machinery and mechanics is advantageous
  • Academic qualifications to sixth form certificate, in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology, or a tertiary qualification primarily in a biological science is preferred
  • High School diploma. An Associate degree in a scientific or engineering discipline is preferred


  • To be naturally self-motivated towards achieving high quality results
  • An ability to work unsupervised in a safe manner is essential
  • Physical fitness, comfortable of lifting weights up to 20kg on a routine basis, and having no allergic reaction to alcohol or chlorine based sanitizers
  • An ability to solve problems in a practical and analytical manner
  • A high standard of communication skills, both oral and written, are essential
  • Knowledge of computers would be an advantage
  • Honesty, responsibility and reliability (including accurate time keeping) are sought after attributes
  • Possess a strong desire to work with people in a team situation and environment
  • Practice values consistent with our organisation
  • Hold a current driver’s license

This position requires full hands on practical involvement and application in all respects of the manufacturing tasks.

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