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Requisition Number 18-0117
Title Manufacturing Tech I, Coated Plates
City Gaithersburg
State MD


Production role in consumables, kit or reagent manufacturing responsible for meeting production schedules in a fast-paced, high throughput industrial setting. This may include the production of coated plates, chemical buffers, and biological diluents/reagents and/or assembled kits for customer order fulfillment. Some degree of professional latitude, creativity and self-management is expected.


• Operate automated equipment used to perform and produce biological assays and/or reagents
• Contribute to process improvement, assay and process development for manufacturing
• Documentation
o Complete appropriate documentation to support process and production procedures including data capture, forms, logbooks, and inventory batch records
o Daily maintenance and documentation of all production equipment
• Participation in general laboratory maintenance including maintaining laboratory cleanliness, supplies and equipment
o Maintain physical inventory by processing/aliquotting/vialing/labeling materials.
o Prepare, maintain and report raw material, reagent and/or coated plate inventories.
o Participate in year-end physical inventory
• Follow laboratory safety precautions and use of personal protective equipment
• May manufacture custom and/or prototype requests for customers
• May occasionally handle BSL2 reagents
• Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirements



• High School diploma required
o Associate’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering or related field is preferred
• Demonstrated experience in operations coordination and inventory control required.
• Prior manufacturing experience a plus.
• Software:
o Experience with MRP or ERP systems is preferred
o Experience with JDE is preferred
o Ability to learn additional software applications/tools, as required
• Experience with cGMP and/or ISO certification is highly preferred
• A demonstrated level of consistency in performance and aptitude for managing additional responsibility and accountability are required for next level consideration


• Demonstrate an aptitude for learning and adhering to standard laboratory techniques and safety precautions as presented (protein determination/pipetting/balance operation)
• Understand scientific fundamentals and analytical background
• Understanding of automated vialing or bottling equipment function and use
o Mechanical aptitude including equipment troubleshooting
• Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
o Effectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of laboratory data
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite
• Ability to multi-task and work productively in a demanding manufacturing environment with changing priorities


• This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
• Up to 80% of the day may be spent at a lab bench and/or in the cleanroom


Standard industrial laboratory, logistics and/or cleanroom environment

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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