Position Description

Drug Product Manufacturing Assistant
Location San Diego, CA
Department Fill Finish Mfg - 410
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Together, Let’s Make A Difference.


At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, our mission is to help improve the health of humankind. As a leading, global contract development and manufacturing organization, with sites in the US, Belgium, Japan and India, we work together to empower our clients to bring drugs to market.


Every team member, from manufacturing and quality programs to development and facilities services are a critical component to this effort. At our US location, our focused expertise and capabilities makes us one of the industry’s top leaders for large molecule manufacturing and aseptic drug product fill in vials and syringes.


We believe our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing our employees with an environment that supports personal and professional growth. We take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.


Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, inspiring team with an amazing culture? If you do, then Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is the place for you.

We are looking for multiple Drug Product Manufacturing Assistants for 1st Shift! The Drug Product Manufacturing Assistant is responsible for implementation of routine production and manufacturing procedures to optimize processes and regulatory requirements.


Responsibilities :

  • Performs various routine manufacturing tasks under the guidelines of established SOP’s and cGMP regulations.                                                 
  • Implements production and manufacturing procedures.
  • Performs visual inspection.
  • Prepares components, media, buffers, and other solutions as needed.
  • Accurately documents data and completes batch records as needed.
  • May cross train and/or focus in various manufacturing tasks including fill/finish, formulation, fermentation, preparation.
  • Operates production equipment and may prepare buffers and media, inspect, label, or box.
  • May perform duties in a sterile suite.
  • May prepare material components for production.
  • Reliably executes well defined SOP’s.
  • Assists other technical personnel on issues and problems.
  • Initiates revisions to current GMP/SOP guidelines.
  • Collects and disposes of lab wastes according to established procedures.
  • Responsible for routine maintenance of production equipment.
  • Maintains cGMP environment.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.


Requirements :

  • High School Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferable in a Life Sciences discipline or equivalent preferred.
  • Zero to two (0-2) years of relevant experience in manufacturing, laboratory, mechanical or engineering.
  • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, within prescribed guidelines, or as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow detailed directions in a manufacturing GMP environment.
  • Familiarity with cGMP, manufacturing, machine operations, and data entry.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.


We provide a Total Rewards package designed to make life better – both at work and at home.

  • Annual Bonus Opportunities for All Employees
  • 15 Days Starting PTO (Annual Increase) + Sick Time Off + Volunteer Time Off
  • Annual Company Shutdown in December
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental + Vision
  • 401K Company Match + Immediate Vesting
  • Backup Daycare and Eldercare
  • Monthly Employee Appreciation Events and Food Truck Fridays
  • Employee Discount Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Wellness Programs
  • Community Outreach Opportunities


If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.ajibio-pharma.com and click on the "Careers" section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.

New hires will pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment.

Qualified M/F/D/V candidates are encouraged to apply.


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