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Manufacturing Associate, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, CA
  • Expired: November 21, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.
Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont is the rapidly growing US arm of Boehringer Ingelheim's Biologics Business Unit. We are a fully integrated biologics operation with over 500 scientist and specialists, covering cutting edge early- to late stage CMC development, clinical and commercial drug substance and drug product manufacturing, medical device assembly for combination products and packaging operations.
We are continuing our rapid growth, investing over $200m into the expansion of our capacity and capabilities, and creating approximately 200 new jobs.
Driving this growth is an exciting pipeline of multiple Boehringer Ingelheim novel biologic entities (NBEs) and biosimilars, as well as, a growing diverse portfolio of therapeutics we develop and manufacture for other leading pharma and biotech companies. This includes multiple commercial product launches planned over the next couple of years, for which we can tap into Boehringer Ingelheim's unique experience of having brought 30+ biologics to market globally.
Leveraging our diverse talent pool, we are also driving technology and innovation globally, through major investment and collaborations into next generation manufacturing platforms and technologies, which may change how biologics will be made in the future.
Whether we work on our own products, help partners to bring their products to market or innovate new technologies and approaches - Everything we do, we do to help patients!

This position is responsible for assisting the Sr. Associate and Master Associate in performing material handler duties, cleaning, visual inspection and filling responsibilities in designated manufacturing area.

Specific to the Sterile Filling area, this includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assists in the setup of filling room and Isolator
  • Movement of product, components and equipment within the aseptic processing area
  • Transfers product, components and equipment within the CNC, Class C and Class D processing areas.
  • Assists with the cleaning of parts and equipment
  • Assists with minor equipment repairs/adjustments
  • Assists in the identification & correction of problems to prevent down-time
  • Communication and hand-off to relief personnel during shift change as appropriate
  • Assists in the filling operation
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Sr. Associate and / or Master Associate with Isolator and equipment set up. This assistance includes tasks such as gathering tools, machine parts, and documents required for such activities. Retrieves components and equipment from aseptic storage.
  • Assists the Sr. and Master Associate with real-time identification and correction of problems. Problems may include, but are not limited to mechanical issues, component issues.
  • Performs all work in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures. All work is documented in controlled documents (batch records, logbooks or SOP attachments) in accordance with SOP. All activities are to be documented in the batch record. All events are to be recorded in the batch record and brought to the attention of the production supervisor for further action.
  • Assists with Isolator and room cleaning in production areas. Will transfer rubbish to the transfer zones and may empty transfer zones of rubbish when required. This includes removal of equipment, room sanitization and disposal of waste according to established safety requirements.
  • Responsible for following controlled documents to ensure that the equipment identified for operations are used and documented. This includes verification of equipment calibration. Completes log books, as required.
  • Responsible for performing filling operations and assisting in visual inspection operations.
  • Ensures components, materials and supplies are stocked prior to the start of the filling operations.
  • Bachelors' degree, preferably in a science or engineering field.
  • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, will consider a minimum of three years closely related experience in a GMP or clean room assembly environment with an Associates Degree or six (6) years closely related experience in a GMP or clean room assembly environment with a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized and work well in small work groups.
  • Must be able to assist in trouble shooting activities and repairs to production equipment under the guidance of more experienced technicians.
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills, including the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversions.
  • Detail oriented. Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, and follow written instructions.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Experiences in related GMP environment within biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Must be able to learn and perform basic computer operations such as MS Office and Outlook and other computer based software
  • Physical Demands / Surroundings - Requires physical activity such as almost constant standing, walking, eyestrain, working with hands inside an Isolator, etc. Works regularly under desirable conditions with some moderately disagreeable conditions in the manufacturing setting.
  • Visual Demands - Position requires constant use of computer terminals and routine / repetitive work.
  • Temperaments/Mental Requirements - The position requires concentration as errors might cause minor to moderate delays, confusion, or expense to correct. The position has some contact with other departments and the associate must be able to discuss issues and ideas with an open mind and even temper.
  • Level of Proficiency - Entry level in subject matter
  • Attendance / Schedule - The schedule is dependent on the shift for which the associate is hired. Attendance requirements are based on general attendance policies.
  • To remain in this position, employees:
  • Must obtain & maintain qualifications, as required, to perform the assigned work.
  • Must understand, will be held accountable for and must adhere to all SOPs, company Policies and Procedures
  • Must adhere to proper technique, proper documentation practices, and all other aspects of the cGMP's
  • Must maintain all training requirements and regularly checks the LOS training system in order to complete all required training on time.


Must be legallyauthorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing totake a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
Must be 18 years ofage or older

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation
with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough
therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need
for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term
performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a
diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for
all employees is key because your growth is our growth.
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Boehringer Ingelheim


Fremont, CA
94536 USA