Reagent Production Associate

Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: 04/14/2020 Position Categories: Manufacturing: Technician

Job Description


Entry level position responsible for supporting the Bulk Buffer, Reagents and Bead production laboratories by following good documentation practices (cGDP) and relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Complete assigned tasks and ensure all activities are compliant with the company’s quality, safety and departmental policies and standards. Apply basic analytical skills or scientific methods or operational processes to perform straightforward activities with close supervision.



  • Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment
  • Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions
  • Use standard operating procedures or scientific methods to guide own work and solve standard problems
  • Responsible for: bulk buffer formulation, bead dropping using a beadulator, loading and unloading beads from the lyophilizer, sieving of beads, aliquoting and labeling of dyes and grease
  • Performs pH testing
  • Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations
  • Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues
  • Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels
  • Recognize issues and defects and escalate accordingly
  • Recommend improvement ideas that will positively affect production efficiency, quality and safety

Job Requirements

Education and Experience: 

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 1-2 years of related work experience OR
  • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 0-1 years of work experience


Knowledge and skills: 

  • Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards
  • Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form
  • Proficiency in computer systems such as word, Excel, SAP and e-mail
  • Understand how the assigned duties relate to others in the team and how the team integrates with others


Physical requirements/abilities: 

  • Must be able to lift 25 Lb Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions
  • Ability to transport heavy materials up to 400 Lb with the appropriate machine or equipment assist
  • Ability to work in a controlled environment



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
  • Experience working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment
  • Experience using analytical scales, pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals
  • Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends


Additional Information

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.

Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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