• Manufacturing Chemist (Chemist II)

    Location US-CA-Hercules
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing/Supply Chain
  • Overview

    The Manufacturing Chemist will support PCR manufacturing.  Work will focus on all aspects of manufacturing.  The Chemist will be expected to plan and perform the manufacturing of reagents and consumable products.  This position will interact with the planning, purchasing, and warehouse groups.


    • Attention to detail, good record keeping and documentation.
    • The ability to execute work under minimal to no supervision.
    • Coordination/collaboration with other departments (includes: Process Development, Quality, Facilities, Procurement, etc.)
    • Experience and knowledge of cGMPs.
    • Contribution and participation in other assignments/projects include: experiment/validation execution, data compilation/summarization.
    • Execute production processes per SOP including weighing and preparing of buffers and solutions, dispensing, assembly of mechanical parts.
    • Record and document procedures with detail and accuracy. This includes batch records, training records, logbooks, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and validation protocols.
    • Set-up, prepare, and operate manufacturing equipment/lab ware/assemblies in accordance with cGMP.
    • Monitor production (including trouble-shooting and diagnosis of instruments, equipment, process, etc.)
    • Sample solutions and perform analytical testing.
    • Identify and implement equipment and process improvements.
    • Perform instrument operation and maintenance as needed
    • Create and revise standard operating procedures, batch records, specifications, etc.
    • Maintain clean work area/lab, dispose waste, lean manufacturing and good manufacturing practices (GMP)/compliance.
    • Execution of other tasks/assignments/projects as given by Production Manager.
    • Work a nonstandard schedule, if required.
    • Provide coverage/support for other positions, functions, and departments.


    • BS/BA in Biology, Cell Biology, Micro Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or equivalent years of work experience in a related field.
    • 3-5 years’ work experience, preferably a manufacturing environment.
    • Fluent in written and verbal English.
    • Wetlab Experience.
    • Experience working in a team environment.
    • Ability to work overtime and on weekends as needed.
    • Ability to use Excel and Word for reporting and or data collection.
    • Proficient at troubleshooting problems to the component level and performing root cause analysis of the failure.
    • Understanding of quality systems and cGMP.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.
    • Ability to operate lab/test equipment.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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