Manufacturing Associate Specialist
Canon USA - Rockville, MD

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Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. is a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Lake Success, New York (moving to Melville in the first quarter of 2013), is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. is dedicated to extending innovative Canon core technologies into the burgeoning life sciences field — and to the introduction and marketing of vital, new-platform products in the critical area of molecular diagnostics.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Responsibilities:

Follow established procedures and practices to meet daily activities of production. This position is responsible for manufacturing and assembly of Canon US Life Sciences reagents and finished goods in support of research, clinical and commercial use.
  • Executes manufacturing batch records and production procedures accurately and with limited supervision.
  • Operates production equipment, including setting up equipment, completing calibration checks, running the equipment per equipment operating procedures and batch records, reporting Out of Tolerances, and assisting with equipment investigations, when required.
  • Assists with product transfer from Research and Development, implement production and large-scale manufacturing procedures to optimize processes and regulatory requirements.
  • Assists with scale-up and troubleshooting of equipment and systems.
  • May assist with the review of existing operational and process procedures for the identification of improvements.
  • May assist with the validation of processes and equipment qualifications related to manufacturing activities.
  • Participates in change controls, investigations, and implementation of CAPA’s. Has the ability to recognize, escalate and report deviations of materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the supervising team lead.

Qualifications:
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology or related scientific discipline is required.
  • Minimum 1-2 years related experience with a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific and manufacturing related principles with an Associate’s degree. 0-2 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree
  • Manufacturing experience in a cGMP environment in applying best work practices and techniques is preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude and basic problem solving skills.
  • Desire to learn and excel with a focus on quality, detail and results.
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, and Materials Management Inventory systems.
  • Must be able to work weekends, off-shifts and overtime as required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital...