Manufacturing Operator, Vacaville, Calif
Novartis - Vacaville, CA

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Novartis is seeking Experienced Purification Operators at the Vacaville Manufacturing Site. The Operators will perform tasks in support of large scale purification recovery and/or fermentation, including media and buffer preparation, process monitoring and troubleshooting, IPC testing, data analysis, cross-training and continuous improvement. Candidates must have demonstrated cGMP based experience in operating fermentors, centrifuges, chromatography columns, and/or Lyophilizers. Minimum requirements Requires handling of chemicals such as acids, alkalis, solvents and powdered media; Must be able to wear a negative pressure based respirator; Able to work in noisy environments that may exceed 80 decibels; May be required to lift up to 50 pounds multiple times in the work shift (e.g. 1-5 times in a hour); Requires pushing and pulling of equipment (e.g. drum dollies with 55 gallon drums or 500 liter portable tanks) throughout the work shift (e.g. 1-5 times in a period of 1 hour); Requires bending and reaching throughout the work shift in support of wide range of activities such as valve adjustment, fastening of hoses and/or connections and con-ducting cleaning activities; May require climbing up and down flights of stairs during the work shift (e.g. 1-4 times in a hour) as well as ascending a fixed or portable ladder to heights up to twenty feet; Requires walking / standing for extended periods (up to 6 hours) throughout the work shift; Must be able to enter confined spaces such as tanks and pits; Must be able to op-erate powered industrial trucks and/or motor vehicles throughout the work shift (e.g. driving periods up to 2 hours).

Minimum of 5 years experience in Purification with a H.S. diploma or 1 to 3 years experience with a Bachelors degree. Experience in GMP manufacturing or research and development is required. Must be available to work all 12 hour shifts day or night.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...