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Manufacturing Technician – Primers

Work in a team based environment to manufacture high quality custom oligonucleotides in a high throughput, fast paced setting.

Essential Functions:
  • Support the capping, labelling and packing process for Custom Oligos. Checking the drying of Oligos to ensure these are ready to be passed to the packing process
  • Perform in-process testing to assure batches meet specification. With the assistance of others, carry out requisition and basic lab duties that support the manufacturing process.
  • Balance multiple tasks and prioritize critical tasks. Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic lab techniques and basic computer knowledge. Demonstrate the ability to meet standards as defined by the manufacturing process.
  • Follow established procedures as defined by training and SOPs. Seek advice from available resources at times of uncertainty.
  • Thoroughly and accurately complete documentation (complete BR, get necessary verifications, document problems, bring deviations to the attention of the Team Leader/Supervisors). Identify and communicate errors in documentation.
  • Demonstrate the familiarity with our work processes and proficiency with those processes related to your assigned work center.
  • Demonstrate good time management resulting in efficiency. Support cost improvement initiatives by reducing failures and
  • Inform appropriate people about problems/questions; be prepared to discuss problems/questions clearly. Work in a safe manner. Work with team members to overcome obstacles. Collaborate, support and consult with other team members as necessary. Give and receive constructive criticism.
Key Skills:
  • Demonstrate a good work ethic.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Take initiative to assist others.
  • Take initiative to suggest new procedures.
  • Support Department objectives/metrics.
  • Take responsibility and be accountable for actions.
  • Support Department goals.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Must be able to multitask and be able to work in 2 areas of the Custom Primers Laboratory.
  • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Degree in biology, chemistry, or equivalent field with relevant working experience is desirable; or bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or equivalent field.
  • Previous laboratory or manufacturing experienced preferred.
  • Will also consider outstanding candidates without science based experience.


Has contact with equivalent levels of company employees and external vendors.

Working Conditions:

Works in a team based laboratory environment. Is required to lift up to 25 kilos. May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties. Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials. Must be able to work overtime and be flexible as job consist of shift work.


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