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Production Specialist (Chemist)

Kinovate Life Sciences, Inc. Oceanside, CA
  • Expired: 29 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Title: Production Specialist

Reporting To: Production Manager

Summary of Job:

Kinovate Life Sciences (KLS) is the leading manufacturer and provider of solid support for oligonucleotide synthesis. The incumbent in this position is responsible for all production activities at KLS. Directly reporting to the Production Manager and working with the QA/QC analysts, this position will also ensure all production process are documented and executed accurately according to established SOPs. The ideal candidate is a chemist with at a minimum of one year of experience in production of chemical compounds, preferably in a GMP environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute the production of loaded-NittoPhase® solid supports.

  • Maintain an inventory for all raw materials required for production.

  • Ensure the production is performed under the established SOPs and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complete manufacturing documentation per approved procedures and facilitate reviewing for completeness and accuracy per established timelines.

  • Cleaning and maintenance of all production equipment.
  • Work with QA team to implement the quality policies and goals and draft production-related SOPs as needed.
  • Ensure that health and safety guidelines are strictly followed.
  • Other duties as assigned or identified.


  • BS degree in Chemistry or relevant science degree.
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent organizing and time-managing skills.
  • Able to attend to details and act decisively.
  • Familiarity with production equipment including reactors, stirrer, vacuum pumps, and vacuum ovens.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, oral presentation, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Physical Job Requirements:

Office/Lab environment. Lifting up to 50 pounds may be required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keypad or to write, as well as talk and hear. They are required to stand, walk or sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.

Disclaimer: This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job duties; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.