195354 - Formulation Operator I
CA-Southern California - San Diego
Up to $24.85 DOE
12 months
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Formulation Operator I for an opening in Pleasanton, CA.

o Perform direct labor to produce and/or qualify oligos, Arrays, plates, tubes and kits as per manufacturing specifications.
o Operate laboratory equipments which may include but not limited to DNA synthesizers, Biomek 2Ks, Hamilton Stars, Bravos, plate sealers, genevacs, centrifuge, labelers, dryers and other automated equipments used in the Array manufacturing labs.
o Requires good understanding of MES and use of Calcs, macros and other manufacturing systems such as GOAST, OASIS, SAP, TLDA DB and other applicable systems.
o Be able to follow instructions/ SOPs for Standard and Custom Custom orders including Custom Plating and Pools.
o Performs equipment troubleshooting, preventive maintenance activities such as Technique calibration, Performance Path checks and other TPM requirements for the different mfg equipments.
o Performs manual pipetting, pouching, plating, tubing and labeling.
o Performs highly repetitive tasks
o Prepare QC runs by pipetting, aliquoting reagents, formulation, and running QC instruments such as the 7900, Step-Ones, robotics, Quant Studio and other QC instruments.
o Involves functional testing, data gathering, analysis and troubleshooting. Involves timely metric gathering & reporting.
o Writes reports (i.e PR, tickets) on any processing deviation or issues. Review CAPAS and work on resolutions for any internal/ external audit non-conformances and 6S snags.
o Should be able to read and follow SOPs, adhere to the business and safety policies and procedures.
o Involves working with chemicals and use of hoods.
o Identify gaps, write, review and/or update SOPs.
o May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

o Ability to work in an ISO, GMP, LEAN mfg environment and follow the lean manufacturing concepts.
o This position may also include working with a Kaizen team or workshops to identify gaps in the process, provides feedback, contributes ideas for process improvements.
o Ability to apply basic scientific principles
o Experience in operating automated equipment, robotics, data entry
o Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point
o Good math skills
o Good communication skills
o Software, programming skills a plus
o May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
o Ability to complete batch records completely and accurately
o Ability to work in fast paced environment
o Must be customer focused, able to work under pressure with team or on his/her own.
o Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions
o Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a “can do” attitude
o Is strategic, astute and forward-thinking
o Greets challenge and change as opportunity
o Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others
o Embraces and leverages diversity of culture and thought
o Must be a quick learner with a positive attitude
o Team player

Working Conditions
o Works in a laboratory and/or clean room environment.
o Is required to lift up to 25 lbs.
o May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties.
o Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.
o Must be able to work overtime and flexible shifts including weekends and holidays, depending on business needs.

High school diploma or equivalent required.
Some college preferred.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Kevin Suk
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x230 or (800) 927-9318 x230

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.