Senior Manufacturing Technician - Flowcell

San Diego - Headquarters Consumables Manufacturing Regular Full Time
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At Element Biosciences, we are passionate about our mission to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow, and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Manufacturing Technician who will play a pivotal role in executing manufacturing and quality control tasks according to our established Flow Cell procedures. This is an incredible opportunity for someone who is passionate about making a difference and looking to further their career in the biotech industry.  We are looking for candidates with a solid background in consumable manufacturing.  Experience with basic laboratory equipment (pipettes, balances, etc) a must. This role will report to the Supervisor, Chemistry, Flow Cell and Biomolecule MFG Operations and will be a San Diego role.

If you possess the following and want to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to explore this role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Execute manufacturing and quality tasks according to Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, and/or Batch Records:
  • Operate and maintain process equipment (liquid handlers, ovens, vacuum pumps, centrifuges, etc…)
  • Formulate reagents and buffers
  • Assemble and package finished goods
  • Collect, analyze and interpret quality data; respond and escalate issues to supervisor and/or engineering team as needed
  • Maintain a correct inventory of materials through cycle counts, ordering and receipt of materials
  • Assist in creation and execution of product work orders to inventory
  • Perform troubleshooting on the manufacturing process as required
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area; assist in driving 6S activities
  • Support cross-functional teams/projects related to Scale-up, New Product Introduction, Continuous Improvement, Product Transfer, Product Sustaining, Product Development, CAPA activities, Validation studies, etc

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant science (chemistry, biochemistry, biology) and 2 years of relevant experience in consumable manufacturing; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered
  • Detail-oriented, organized and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with reviewing and writing SOPs and Batch Records
  • Experience with ERP and MRP systems (NetSuite, OpsCenter)
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office
  • Experience with operating (preferred) and troubleshooting liquid handlers (highly desirable)
  • Experience training and/or coordinating MFG teams (highly desirable)

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds


  • San Diego


  • N/A

Job Type:

  • Full Time/Non-Exempt

Base Compensation Pay Range:

  • $70,000 - $85,000

In addition to base compensation noted above, you will be eligible for stock options, discretionary annual bonus, no cost health insurance plans, 401k with company match, and flexible paid time off. 


Please note: Base compensation will depend on multiple factors, including geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 


We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.