Manufacturing associates are responsible for preparing equipment and materials for production, as well as maintaining material inventory, operating general equipment such as autoclaves and washers, and assisting with bulk manufacturing when necessary. They must also prepare and review GMP documents and participate in process investigations and deviations while ensuring GMP compliance and inspection-readiness.
A bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience are generally required for this position, and some employers may hire those with associate's degrees and four to six years of experience. Prior experience in filing, aseptic processing, and aseptic growth in the bio/pharmaceutical industry may be required by some employers, and manufacturing associates should also be flexible in terms of shifts and able to lift 30 pounds on occasion. Manufacturing associates typically work full-time with benefits such as paid training, weekly paychecks, medical and dental insurance, and paid time off, and some overtime may occasionally be necessary in this position.
Manufacturing Associate Tasks
Understand and apply safety and quality guidelines, meeting all regulations.
Move products, supplies and inventory to support production.
Monitor equipment and production to increase production and make recommendations.
Assist staff with preparation and production, including training and explaining technical concepts.