Pilot Plant Associate

San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/17/2023 Job Number: 37306

Job Description

Pay range is $23 - $28 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


At Crystal Equation, we empower people and advance technology initiatives by building trust.  Your recruiter will prep you for the interview, obtain feedback, guide you through any necessary paperwork and provide everything you need for a successful start.  We will serve to empower you along the way and provide the path for your professional journey.


Pilot Plant Associate

The Role

Reporting to the Pilot Plant Manager, the Pilot Plant Associate will participate in upstream and downstream areas of AAV development in the Pilot Plant for new gene therapy programs and processes. This position will be located in South San Francisco, CA.

  • Perform all operations as directed per internal policies and other requirements.
  • Perform legible, clear, and concise data entry into batch records, logbooks, and all other ancillary controlled forms used in the process
  • Maintain a high level of attention to detail with regards to all aspects of manufacturing execution
  • Operate production equipment, including inspection, set up, processing, and cleaning
  • Execute corrective measures addressing any issues in a timely manner
  • Attend safety meetings and follow all safety procedures as defined, including maintaining a safe work environment for both self and colleagues. Execute corrective measures addressing any issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to contribute to process improvement plans and help drive to completion
  • Conduct operations in a collaborative, team environment with a positive attitude to accomplish goals
  • Available to work outside of normal business hours and/or overtime as required
  • Assist with process development experiments following defined experimental plans for non-GMP supply
  • Assist in the evaluation and incorporation of new technologies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Science or Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Associate I: 0-1 years of experience working in a pharmaceutical/biologics manufacturing environment
  • • Display understanding of upstream and downstream process theory (i.e., Fermentation, Harvest, Tangential Flow Filtration, Column Chromatography) and equipment operation
  • Strong communicator with ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining detailed records and ability to assist in document revisions
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Available to work outside of normal business hours and/or overtime as required
  • Models our Core Values: Be Bold, Care Deeply, #GetStuffDone – is experienced as someone who exemplifies the culture we want to create; operates with transparency; is trusted

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in cell culture and/or protein purification
  • Experienced in Startup of a new facility
  • Technical understanding of a biotech manufacturing facility
  • Experience with single-use technologies
  • Working knowledge of disposable manufacturing methodology such as the use of sterile bags with tubing and tubing welders
  • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and to thrive in a fast-paced environment, as well as the capacity to handle uncertainty and changing priorities

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Scott Brasel

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