Manufacturing Associate Day shift
Genzyme 137 reviews - Framingham, MA

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Manufacturing Associate- DAY SHIFT-32966

Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at

Position Summary
This position is responsible for performing a variety of complex tasks under general guidance and in accordance with the manufacturing instruction set and current GMPs.

Core Responsibilities
  • Practices safe work habits and adheres to Genzyme's safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of GMPs and how they apply to specific responsibilities.
  • Follows accurate verbal and written procedures in operating production equipment and performing processing steps; accurately completes appropriate production documentation.
  • Identifies, escalates and documents events that deviate from normal operation; participate as needed in investigations.
  • Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of operational area.
  • Performs all operations in assigned operational area.
  • Stocks production area with supplies.
  • Performs batch record review, procedure revisions, and work order generation.
  • Monitors operations to ensure compliance with process specifications.
  • Conducts training for less experienced personnel.
  • Interacts with other support functions such as Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Manufacturing Engineering, MTS, Validation, etc.
  • Utilizes manufacturing knowledge to improve process operations and affect positive change.
  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot basic mechanical operations.
  • Effectively utilizes Microsoft office applications.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Small Scale Team
o Demonstrates general knowledge of mammalian tissue culture processes.
o Demonstrates general knowledge and practice of aseptic techniques.
o Provides daily monitoring of seed cultures including sampling and in process assays (cell counting).
o Cleans and builds equipment for manufacturing use including spinner flasks.
  • Large Scale Team
o Demonstrates general knowledge of mammalian tissue culture processes.
o Completes tasks in support of large scale cell culture bioreactor operations.
Provides daily monitoring of cultures and bioreactor processes including sampling and in
o process assays (cell counting).
o Demonstrates general knowledge of aseptic techniques.
o Performs PM, CIP, and SIP operations to prepare equipment for manufacturing operations.
  • Equipment Preparation
o Demonstrates ability to follow detailed instruction set in order to execute production activities.
o Builds, cleans and sterilizes equipment to support Media/Buffer Preparation, Purification and Cell Culture equipment preparation.
o Demonstrates knowledge of Autoclave.
o Demonstrates knowledge of Clean out of Place (COP).
  • Media Preparation
o Demonstrates general knowledge of gas and liquid filtration.
o Demonstrates understanding PM, CIP and SIP operations to prepare equipment for Media Preparation operations.
o Demonstrates understanding of application of sanitization practices.
o Demonstrates ability to measure raw materials and operate basic Benchtop instruments.
Assists in directing work activities and training of other staff.

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

Adhering to all applicable laws and regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures. ยท Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Genzyme a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing

Job : Manufacturing & Development
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Framingham

Job Posting : May 2, 2013

Shift : Rotating
Job Type : Regular
Employee Status : Regular

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Genzyme Corporation (Genzyme) is a biotechnology company. The Companys product and service portfolio is focused on rare genetic disease...