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Liquid Formulator

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Internationally recognized Biopharmaceutical Company focusing on the Research, Development and Manufacturing of cell culture products has an opening for a Liquid Formulation Technician. The Liquid Formulation Technician is responsible for the formulation of liquid cell culture media products and diagnostic components. This is a first shift position and the hours are 5am to 1:30pm, Monday – Friday.

 

The Liquid Formulator will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Formulating liquid and/or diagnostic formulas per manufacturing protocols utilizing various weighing equipment such as scales and balances.
  • Handling both solid and liquid raw materials/components to successfully formulate Liquid batches.
  • Using Mettler-Toledo IND780 terminal system to ensure correct raw materials assigned in the batch record are used and at the specified quantity.
  • Reviewing lot folders for accuracy, completeness and availability of components necessary to complete job prior to the scheduled date of production.
  • Obtaining proper samples and forwarding to QC as required.
  • Initiating Document Change Requests (DCRs) as needed.
  • Suggesting changes in departmental procedures and processes (SOPs) as needed.
  • Maintaining all required logs and associated documentation.
  • Ensuring that all chemicals are stored and labeled properly.
  • Performing calibration on all required equipment including pH meters and osmometers.
  • Verifying scale/balance calibration and performing in-process scale checks.
  • Keeping work area, utensils, tanks, mills, and equipment clean and organized per 6S training.
  • Ensuring that supplies needed such as weigh boats, gloves, lab coats, etc. are well stocked in their designated areas; ordering supplies or informing Lead/Supervisor if supplies need to be ordered.
  • Following all safety procedures and working in a safe manner including wearing all required personal protective equipment.
  • Understanding and following procedures to ensure that chemicals are handled properly.
  • Safely and effectively operating dry heat oven, steam autoclave, centrifuge, mixers, heaters, pH/Osmolality meters and other equipment as necessary.
  • Other duties as requested by Lead or Supervisor.

 

Requirements for the Liquid Formulator:

  • Associate’s Degree in Chemistry required; Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry preferred.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in liquid formulation / compounding in a GMP regulated environment.
  • Good understanding of pH and osmolality.
  • Working knowledge of lab equipment and instruments such as pH meters, Osmometers, scales, balances, pumps, etc.
  • Stable work history.
  • College level education in chemistry and knowledge of safely handling the chemicals.
  • Working knowledge of metric system.
  • Good understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).