Production - Quality Control

Eustis, Florida
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
Temp to Perm
US$ 14.00 - US$ 15.00 per hour, $14 - 15 per hour + none
Ref. Number
Bailey Bane, Spherion
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Job Description

Job Description
Fermentation Technician supports fermentation for Upstream Processing as well as occasional projects/support to include processes monitoring and sampling, routine sample analysis. The technician ensures that production is running according to Daily / Weekly plan.

Essential Duties and Primary Responsibilities
- Assist Supervisor to ensure the Department complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control (HACCP) and Safe Quality Foods (SQF).
- Works safely and ensures the department complies with all safety rules.
- Carry out microbial fermentations and analysis according to batch records using good sterile technique
- Ongoing utilization and monitoring of fermentation equipment and process control systems to ensure parameters are within specified operating ranges
- Performs minor mechanical and instrumentation troubleshooting; takes appropriate corrective action as needed
- Completes batch records and enter fermentation data into databases
- Contacts Supervisor, QC or R&D for guidance in the event of unplanned deviations; follows guidance and direction accordingly
- Completes basic fermentation lab procedures ensuring accuracy and validity of results and assist with general laboratory procedures such as but not limited to preparation of solvents, buffers, resins, reagent solutions, media prep; measuring and dispensing of solid and liquid chemicals and raw materials.
- Cleaning and sterilization of fermentation equipment, instrumentation, materials and processing areas; Performs culture sterilization techniques
- Executes on various projects as developed by R&D.
- Performs housekeeping tasks as assigned Per GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
- Other duties as assigned or required

Working hours: 2nd and 3rd Shifts

Job Skills, Abilities and Qualifications
--Physically able to climb railed stairs multiple times a shift, repetitively lift 40-50lbs, Bending, twisting, walking/standing and kneeling.
--Demonstrated ability to work independently, set priorities, and make decisions with general guidance and supervision
--Detail oriented and highly organized
--Demonstrated experience of record tracking and coordinating
--Exceptional communication (verbal, written) and organizational skills required
--Ability to resolve problems and communicate status in a timely manner
--Passion for biotechnology/science
--Understanding of key scientific terms is required (e.g., HPLC; centrifuge; PH; bioreactors; beakers; test tubes; pipets)
--Ability to effectively multi-task in order to meet deadlines and commitments
--Ability to build long-term relationships easily and naturally
--Ability to work in fast-paced, team-oriented environment necessary
--Extremely flexible with a positive and "can do" attitude
--Must appreciate and respect the necessity for confidentiality
--Demonstrated and intermediate expertise utilizing MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
--Experience using computers and software programs required
--Candidates must be able to work any shift as needed per schedule (4-10's / weekends)

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