Sr Associate Production Scientist

at MilliporeSigma
Location Madison, Wisconsin
Date Posted May 25, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 645 Science Drive


Your role:
Position primarily involves the safe and efficient manufacturing of API’s according to cGMP requirements. The role of Production Scientist, Senior Associate is an iterative expansion of the Associate Production Scientist position and is primarily focused on performing and improving required production operations to support the end users and patients of the compounds produced at MilliporeSigma. These responsibilities include but are not limited to executing/updating existing production procedures, updating/drafting ancillary documents, and improving the safety and quality of the manufacturing environment.


Second Shift (M-Th, 1300 - 2330)


Essential job functions:

  • Show positive attitude, be respectful of others, and display MilliporeSigma values and competencies.
  • Become a role model for other employees through superb work habits and excellent occupational behavior.
  • Demonstrate proper lab safety practices, and work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Function as a primary operator for multiple GMP Production areas.
  • Effectively execute non-GMP processes.
  • Author and execute project level Corrective and Preventative Actions.
  • Perform and author deviation investigation reports of moderate impact/scope.
  • Utilize and provide major updates to a wide variety of written procedures, including batch records and existing operating procedures with little to no assistance from a supervisor.
  • Function as a tier 2 project lead, as defined by department management.
  • Assume temporary project lead responsibilities during the absence of a coworker leading a tier 1 project.
  • Draft process specific reports and documents without the use of a previously approved template.
  • Function as a shift subject matter expert on a chemical process or piece of equipment.
  • Train secondary operators to help them achieve primary operator status in one GMP area.
  • Actively participate in internal and/or external calls and interactions as a representative of manufacturing for general information.
  • Identify and implement process improvements of moderate impact/scope.
  • Complete action items of moderate scope or impact for a PI initiative or safety committee.

Physical Attributes

  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Lifting and moving up to 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or teammates as necessary
  • Working with highly potent / hazardous materials
  • Able to utilize proper personal protective equipment which could include but is not limited to:
  • Wearing respiratory protection (dust masks, half/full face respirators, supplied air, etc)
  • Wearing full body protection (disposable coveralls, hazmat suits, etc)


Who you are:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related Life Science AND 2+ years of regulated pharmaceutical or chemical production manufacturing experience


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND 6+ years of regulated pharmaceutical or chemical production manufacturing experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to read and understand written protocols
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft Office and Outlook tools, Electronic Document Management Systems, etc.)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to write technical documents
  • Mechanical and technical aptitude
  • Able to operate hand tools, calculators and weighing / measuring devices
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Possess a high degree of motivation and are a self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or teammates as necessary


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