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Process Engineer - Hybrid Role- Oligos

Company: LGC Biosearch Technologies
Location: Petaluma
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

LGC Genomics locations Petaluma and Novato, CA, as well as our sister site in Denmark, represent a focused, collaborative culture of producing mission-critical genomics components, primarily oligonucleotides and supporting reagents, for our diverse customer base. We believe in Science for a Safer World and have embodied our mission by supporting first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic where our Biosearch Technologies portfolio has been and continues to be enabling millions of PCR tests worldwide. We are currently seeking candidates who are up for the challenge of operating in a high-growth, purpose-driven organization.
The Process Engineer, within the Process Development group, contributes to the development and implementation of automation systems and processes to support oligonucleotide manufacturing. This person interacts with a team of database developers, scientists, engineers and production managers on projects to conceptualize, design, develop, and implement solutions to create new capabilities and to optimize the performance of existing laboratory processes.
This role will be 40% Remote and 60% on-site in Petaluma. Relocation can be provided.
Areas of Responsibility:

  • Configure, program and troubleshoot automation systems commonly used in the biotechnology industry, such as Hamilton, Tecan, or similar.
  • Gathers user/stakeholder needs, develops requirements, develops process specifications, develops process or system architectures to meet those specifications and requirements, writes scripts, instrument methods, conducts unit testing, V&V activities, and conduct post launch support.
  • Interface with stakeholders in reviews and routine meetings.
    Essential Functions:
    • Develop and integrate automation systems with related software tools.
    • Integrate ancillary robotics such as swap arms or similar.
    • Refine needs into requirements, derive specifications from requirements
    • Map specifications and requirements into system or process architectures
    • Oversee the testing associated with installation and operational qualifications, method validations and continued method verification.
    • Interface directly with database developers to ensure proper communication between database/automation systems.
    • Provide end user documentation/education to manufacturing staff to operate and perform basic troubleshooting for robotic systems.
    • Work closely with R&D and manufacturing groups to develop workflows for new products and or develop new processes for existing products.
    • Work closely with manufacturing groups to identify and implement process improvements.
    • Stay abreast of developments in laboratory automation and recommend upgrades / new systems. Other Skills and Abilities:
      • Excel macro scripting ability is a must.
      • Exposure to system architecture tools is a plus
      • Fluency in one or more instrument programming languages is a must.
      • Understanding of Lean Six Sigma is a plus.
      • Exposure to discrete event simulation is a plus.
      • Experience with relational databases is a plus.Education/Experience:
        • B.S. / M.S. in an Engineering or Science discipline, with a minimum of 0-3 years of relevant industrial experience.What we offer (US based-employees):
          • Competitive compensation with strong bonus program
          • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents
          • FSA/HSA Pre-tax savings plans for health care, childcare, and elder care
          • Deductible Buffer Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance
          • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution
          • Company-paid short- and long- term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance program
          • Flexible work options
          • Pet Insurance for our furry friends
          • Enhanced Parental leave of 8 additional weeks
          • PTO that begins immediately
          • Town Hall monthly meeting onsite/virtual, Cheer program where employees are recognized for outstanding work, Company wide social events, frequent catered lunches and much more!

Keywords: LGC Biosearch Technologies, Petaluma , Process Engineer - Hybrid Role- Oligos, Engineering , Petaluma, California

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