API Manufacturing Technician

Under minimal supervision and working within defined operation parameters, the Kilo Lab technical specialist conducts bulk organic synthesis operations in the 156 Kilo Lab. Must be effectively able to set up and contribute to the safe process equipment design for complex synthesis operations and ensure that proper personal protective equipment is worn. These operations occur on first and second shift schedule, with occasional weekend and third shift coverage depending on business need. The Kilo Lab technical specialist must be able to implement cGMP procedures, and safe handling techniques of reactive chemicals intermediates solvents and waste streams. The Kilo Lab technical specialist will read, understand and record all information in GMP batch records. Must be able to maintain accurate records with an absolute focus on quality and compliance. Must have a sound grasp of basic mathematical skills (e.g., ability to calculate volumes, areas and density conversions) and an ability to plan work activities to meet project timelines.

The Kilo Lab technical specialist must be proficient in the following operations: chemical powder / liquid handling and subdivisions, vessel inerting, atmospheric and vacuum distillations, separations, pH adjustments, hydrogenation reactions, cryogenic reactions, product filtration, solids drying, milling and packaging.

The Kilo Lab technical specialist must have good computer skills and the ability to learn or operate the following programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, and DeltaV Computer Control System. Must be knowledgeable and understand complex utility systems. Must ensure that all safety policies, standard operating procedures and cGMP regulations are followed. Must be mechanically inclined and able to learn quickly, have good problem solving and written and verbal communication skills and is well organized. May be called on to assist others with problem solving and troubleshooting with the ability to determine and provide solutions for problems. Must also clean and store equipment and chemicals properly after using them. Must know or understand how to gain the knowledge of the proper use of chemicals required. Participates in pre-start up safety and operability reviews, department meetings and safety meetings as required. Maintains a commitment to continuous improvement and willingness to enhance skills through participation in educational opportunities whether offered as on the job, within or outside the facility, to increase knowledge of work related subjects.



Education: Minimum: High school Degree or equivalent;
  • Experience in cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) compliance as related to manufacture
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong workload planning skills, organization, and attention to detail, and follow through
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office required e.g. MS Word, MS Excel


Desirable: Associates and/or Bachelor's degree


Must be able to list 50lbs


Rotating 1st and second shift on a weekly basis with occasional 3rd shift and weekends.

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