Senior Production Associate-Automation

Job Description
About the role:

10x Genomics is looking for an outstanding and highly motivated individual to join its consumable manufacturing team. This individual will be responsible for production consumable products associated with NGS and spatial genomics work-flow. This role requires excellent laboratory and automation equipment handling skills in performing production operations consistently.

The ideal candidate will have an education background in one or more of the following disciplines: Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent. Experience in production and QC of similar products in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

This is a junior to senior level non-exempt position in 10x consumable manufacturing team. Individuals applying to this position should have a basic understanding of industry manufacturing workflow and ERP system. This individual must be a self-starter, quick learner and detail oriented, work well in a team atmosphere, have good communication skills, ability to adapt and thrive in working at a fast-paced environment.


What you will be doing:

Train new hires on specific 10X manufacturing operation processes
Manage day-to-day operation on production manufacturing floor
Execute production operations accordingly to ensure the integrity and quality of products
Operate and maintain class 100 – 1000 clean room environment
Process work orders accurately using an ERP system in a timely manner
Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure on-time completion of production builds
Perform formulation and dispensing of reagent consumables
Assemble parts into subcomponents, or finished good configurations in a cleanroom environment
Operate automated manufacturing equipment for photolithography, and wafer dicing workflow
Maintain production batch records, and good documentation under ISO 9001 practices
Track production data, test data, and inventory accurately
Disposition material based on QC and production data
Identify issues occurred in production labs and escalate issues to supervisor’s or MSE’s attention
Assist in writing work instructions (WI), and production batch records (BR) relating to cleanroom photolithography process and wafer handling equipment
Assist in production work order assignment and lead cycle count to maintain inventory accuracy
Assist in PKI tracking, data analysis, and manage continuous improvement projects
Manage NCMR, Deviation reports, ECO and/or CAPA and follow up on process and action items
Execute IQ/OQ/PQs

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. in one of the following disciplines – Physics, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent
3+ years of relevant GMP, GLP, or QC of Life Science products
Experience with large and multi-wafer process handling – coating and dicing
Extensive experience with automation equipment, and microscope visual inspection
Experience with operating automation/programmable systems
Basic understanding of DNA sequencing – NGS, and PCR process
Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to meet strict deadlines under supervision
Relevant experience in GMP, 5S, lean manufacturing, ISO 9001 environment and tools – ERP, LIMS, Work Order, Batch Record, Arena, Oracle, QMS etc.
Good documentation skills and ability to write procedures and reports

Preferred skills:

Knowledgeable of surface chemistry, and surface characterization, and surface functionalization
Experience with PECVD, or plasma treatment for large surfaces
Knowledgeable of dry and wet etching, and plating process
Hand-on experience of clean room operation for photolithography process
Having a sense of urgency and attention to details
Having some level of flexibility, and a willingness to make an impact




About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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