Sr. Formulation Technician : 19-00477

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/20/2019 Job Category: Technician - Laboratory, Manufacturing, Electronics, Electrical Job Number: 11818262
Akraya is looking for a Sr. Formulation Technician for one of our award-winning clients. We can’t tell you much about the company until you apply but you will be joining a supportive team that is working on fascinating projects. This company was recently named a “Company to Watch” by the Life Science Industry Awards. To be considered, please apply directly or call Harsh at 408-512-2437. If this position is not quite what you’re looking for, visit and submit a copy of your resume. We will get to work finding you a job that is a better match at one of our many amazing clients.

Primary Skills: Formulations, cGMP, laboratory setting and lab equipment s
Duration: 08+ Months
Contract Type: W2 Only

  • Perform assigned duties according the weekly production schedule.  Complete weekly report of work completed, forward to Manager every week at a designated time.
  • Formulate and filter bulk solutions using sterile technique according to manufacturing instructions.  Test solutions for pH, Conductivity, and Osmolality.
  • Fill, cap, label, and kit reagent products according to manufacturing instructions using manual and automated systems.  Record filling and kitting events in log in real time.
  • Maintain all lab equipment preventive maintenance and calibration; including but not limited to the pH/Conductivity meter, Osmometer, CVC Horizontal Labeler, Tube Auto Capper, Biomek filling device, Hamilton filling device, Milli-Q water system, hoods, freezer/refrigerators, pipettes, spectrophotometer, NanoDrop.
  • Support QC testing and release of reagent products as assigned.
  • Write, revise, and implement Equipment Procedures for all equipment; Manufacturing Instructions for new and existing reagent products; and Standard Operating Procedures for standard lab practices.
  • Work with R&D groups to transfer new formulations into production, build pilot lots of material, and create manufacturing documentation.
  • Perform accurate cycle counts on monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Order lab supplies and manufacturing materials as needed or directed by Manager.  Complete and obtain approval for purchase requisitions.  Receive, log, and stock material upon receipt.
  • Forward material to logistics to support reagent internal consumable requests.
  • Follow all established lab procedures both documented and undocumented.  Complete all paperwork using good manufacturing practices.
  • High School diploma with minimum 5+ years of experience in a laboratory setting; College degree preferred.
  • Experience operating lab equipment (Osmometer, pH/Conductivity meter, Spectrophotometer instruments, pipettes, filling devices, etc.)
  • Experience in reagent preparation and proficiency with common laboratory tools and techniques.
  • Experience working in a cGMP or ISO laboratory environment.
  • Ability and willingness to perform repetitive tasks such as manual filling, capping, labeling, and kitting.
  • Ability to calculate chemical formulations and follow reagent recipes and protocols
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Ability to learn and use other software such as, PDM, ADP.
  • Dedication to total product quality and a safe working environment.
  • Self-directed, organized, and possesses good judgment. 
  • Team player.
  • Ability to lift weights in excess of 25 lbs above the shoulder on a regular and unsupervised basis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Consults with:
  • Works alongside fellow manufacturing personnel.
  • Reports to Reagent Manufacturing Manager.
  • Indirectly reports to the Associate Director of Consumables Production.
  • QA for the creation and modification of all documents and lab processes.
  • QC for in-process and final release testing of reagent products.
  • R&D for transfer of new reagent products into production and troubleshooting of existing reagent products.
  • Logistics for transfer of inventory and internal consumable request items.
    Please apply directly with your updated resume or call Harsh at 408-512-2437

About Akraya
Akraya, Inc. is an award-winning staffing firm that works with many of the leading, technology-based companies around the world. We have been ranked as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Temp for” by Staffing Industry Analysts on multiple occasions and are a preferred staffing vendor within numerous staffing programs. Please visit to search through all of our current openings or to submit your resume to our recruiting team.

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