Manufacturing Specialist

We are looking for a Manufacturing Specialist to join our growing team in our Ann Arbor based headquarters. This individual will work as a part of the production team, manufacturing next-generation sequencing kit reagents in concordance with established procedures and ISO 13485 guidelines.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Manufacture genomic next-generation sequencing library reagents and kits according to defined protocols
  • Maintain clean room manufacturing facilities and equipment
  • Maintain and monitor production freezers and equipment
  • Document work in concordance with quality system guidelines
  • Assist Logistics team with movement of product from production to shipping
  • Assist with physical inventory processes

General
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and streamline processes
  • Assist Logistics with product packaging and shipping
  • Assist R&D with beta kit builds
  • Perform other duties as required

Reporting Relationships
  • This position reports to the Manufacturing Manager

Requirements
  • Manual dexterity
  • Excellent laboratory skills, including the ability to accurately and precisely measure volumes, weigh solids, make solutions and dilutions, and dispense liquids into small tubes and plates
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment including multichannel pipettes, repeating pipettes, and centrifuges.
  • Experience handling enzymes, DNA, and RNA
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Flexibility to handle several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Experience with computers, Excel and Word
  • Familiarity with ISO 13485 or ability to adhere strictly to defined protocols and procedures

Additional Criteria of a Candidate Who Will Be Successful in This Position
  • Ability to learn quickly and accept input from team members and supervisory staff
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates sound business judgment and resourcefulness
  • A self-motivated person who can handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or chemistry

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 

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