Manufacturing Associate

Sunnyvale, CA

Posted: 01/25/2019 Position Categories: Manufacturing: Assembly

A biotech manufacturing company in Sunnyvale, CA is hiring for several Manufacturing Associate positions. The company specializes in the manufacturing of medical diagnostic testing equipment helping medical providers identify and treat diseases early. This position performs several manufacturing functions within the operation manufacturing team. One to two years of manufacturing experience is preferred. Excellent opportunity to enter into the biomedical manufacturing industry.

Available Shifts:  
Day: 6:00am-3:00pm

Swing: 2:00pm-10:30pm

Grave: 10:00pm - 6:30am 


  • Understand and adhere to safety policies and practices
  • Follow Dry Room Procedures
  • Follow documentation procedure (filling out Data History Records (DHRs), reading and understanding instructions from Work Release (WR), Planned Deviation Report (PDR) or Non-Conformance Report (NCR)
  • Read and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Manufacturing Work Instructions.
  • Maintain cleanroom standards, practices, and housekeeping according to standard operating procedures.
  • Set up and operate manufacturing equipment.
  • Clean and maintain equipment and work area.
  • Work under close supervision
  • Assist Senior Operators.
  • Recognize any minor issues from the equipment and any affiliated documentations and take appropriate corrective action within scope. Notify Supervisors and Leads of issues and discrepancies immediately.
  • Report causes of process and/or documentation and assist or coordinate resolutions.
  • Perform several Manufacturing operations proficiently.
  • Apply company policies and procedures to complete assignments.
  • Conduct Shift PASSDOWN with peers
  • Follow production schedules
  • Follow acceptance criteria for equipment yield and efficiency
  • Monitor machines and informs Supervisor and Lead of problems.
  • Start and end batch runs
  • Perform label printing responsibilities
  • Prepare and verify materials to be used as issued to work orders

High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience

1-2 years of related experience

Experience in clean room assembly or Manufacturing in the medical device, pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

Understands Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP) a plus

Must be a team player and able to demonstrate willingness and ability to provide assistance to co-workers.

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, manufacturing engineers, stockroom managers and leads. Able to understand instructions and batch records written and spoken in English.

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Basic Computer Skills

Ability to solve basic math problems

Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Must be able to stand for several hours.

Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

Ability to work directly with, handle or come into contact with chemicals or reagents.

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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