Operations Technician

San Antonio, TX
Reports to:
Operations Manager

The Company

Scorpius BioManufacturing is an innovation-driven contract research, development and manufacturing organization offering clients a customized, integrated, end-to-end solution for their large molecule discovery research, process and analytical methods development, cGMP manufacturing and product characterization, and QC release testing needs. Our approach enables us to forge collaborative client relationships that move beyond the traditional service outsourcing model into full product development collaborations.

Position Summary 

Reporting into the Operations Manager, the Operations Technician will provide cleanroom manufacturing support for the Scorpius BioManufacturing Operations group. This entails execution of day-to-day cleanroom operations for specific manufacturing campaigns including preparing cleanrooms, materials and equipment for cGMP clinical-scale manufacturing as well as collaborating with project teams on the execution of production events.  

In addition, this person will be responsible for collaborating with the Process Development (PD) team on the transfer of biological processes from PD into Operations and into cleanroom manufacturing environments. 

The ideal candidate must have strict attention to detail, high quality customer service skills, and the ability to instill these qualities onto others on the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • With supervision, following FDA or appropriate global regulations and guidelines, this individual will support cGMP manufacturing activities including documentation and manufacture of clinical-grade biologics. 
  • With supervision, collaborate on process transfer from Scorpius’ Process Development (PD) group and/or external client teams. Responsible for working with PD staff to modify existing “R&D” manufacturing processes and develop them for clinical-scale, cGMP-compliant manufacturing. This includes working with the project team on the transfer of processes into the cleanroom environment as well as helping generate relevant cGMP documentation (Batch Records, Compounding Records, Operating Procedures). 
  • With supervision, collaborate with Operations staff in the execution of the ongoing Environmental Control Program including facility cleaning and environmental monitoring (EM) procedures. Responsibilities include execution of the appropriate cleaning procedures for the facility and equipment as well as the execution and documentation of routine environmental monitoring tasks (total air particulates, air viable counts, viable counts from settling plates and viable counts from contact plates) and generation of written reports.
  • With supervision, support Quality Assurance group by assisting in cGMP document control including Good Documentation Practices.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Requires a High School Diploma (GED), Associate degree or a Program Certification from an accredited college or university with major course work in Biotechnology.
  • Experience in a cGMP biologics manufacturing cleanroom environment is desirable.
  • Knowledge of cGMP principles and Quality Management Systems is desirable.
  • Familiarity of both upstream and downstream biomanufacturing processes is desirable.
  • Familiarity of manufacturing processes in both mammalian and microbial systems is desirable.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional team members.
  • Perform job responsibilities within all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies.
  • Ability to take responsibility and “get the job done” in a high-energy, high-intensity, results-oriented environment.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • PC skills with a knowledge base in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

Physical Requirements and Working Hours

  • While performing the job duties, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee may sometimes be required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the manual dexterity and manual ability to effectively use computers.
  • Flexibility is required. Some weekend work may be needed and earlier or later start & finish times may also be required.

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