Production Asst. in Torrance, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Torrance, CA
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  • Pay Rate
    $15.0 - $15.75/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

General Position Summary

The Production Assistant role will perform a variety of routine filling assemblies & packaging operations for the GMP production of medical device products.  These products include IHC, ISH, molecular, and immunochemical materials.  The Production Assistant provides administrative and clerical support to ensure the efficient operation of the department.

Essential Job Functions

Production Activities

  • Performs various tasks requiring knowledge of assembly and packaging techniques. 
  • Assembles all product line stock materials and finished goods.
  • Uses laboratory equipment such as pipettes, filter pumps, capsule sealer, and capsule cutter to meet the assembly requirements of each product.
  • Fills appropriate quantity of reagents into in process containers and finished goods containers.
  • Filters reagents into in process containers and finished goods containers.
  • Inspects sealed antibody capsules prior to packaging.
  • Identifies quality issues, defects, and raises concerns to the attention of the Manager
  • Prepares components, bottles, package inserts, boxes, and others.
  • Assemble, label, and package product components, in-process materials and finished goods.
  • Pulls subassembly products and assembles components into kits.
  • Fill bulk reagents into final container bottles.
  • Print labels using approved label templates form Agile.
  • Verifies accuracy and documents on production batch records.
  • Works from verbal or written instructions from Supervisor.
  • Follow standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), guidelines and/or diagrams to ensure product specifications are met.
  • Clean production areas and equipment
  • Keeps inventory status on products
  • Responsible for quarterly inventory cycle counts.
  • Performs raw material product and finished good product extensions
  • Implement safety and quality standards
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

Clerical Activities

  • Completes Production Batch Records
  • Checking and entering data. Perform WIP material transactions and product completion transactions in oracle.
  • Assist in reviewing DHR for work order completion
  • Photocopying, scanning and faxing
  • Responsible for maintaining document filing systems
  • Verify that all delivered work orders from warehouse are properly labeled on the staging area.
  • Monitoring and ordering inventory of office supplies

Other Activities

  • Must pay attention to detail to ensure correct products are being assembled in the correct packaging.
  • Documents activities for management review.
  • Evaluates and recommends changes in methods and procedures in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Seeks constant improvement in work processes and techniques.
  • Assures that assembly and final packaging areas are in an orderly and functional condition.
  • Suggests improvement in departmental work processes and procedures.
  • Maintains good communications both inside and outside of the Company.
  • Attends and participates in group meetings as needed.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by Company Management.

Essential Job Requirements


High school diploma, GED or equivalent education and experience.

Experience & Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 – 3 years experience in manufacturing or warehouse environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant software applications including MS Office
  • Demonstrate ability to think independently and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of work quality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Adaptable to change and able to learn new procedures and techniques.
  • Proficient in use of email and internet
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Knowledge in oracle a plus
  • Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions in written and verbal forms.
  • Ability to comply with FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Ability to meet project deadlines.

Physical Requirements & Working Environment

  • Ability to work safely and according to departmental procedures when working with simple laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to lift and or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires prolonged standing or sitting, frequent bending, stooping and stretching.
  • Ability to successfully respond to multiple work pressures.
  • Ability to communicate verbally to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person and using a phone.
  • Ability to listen for understanding and assisting in problem solving.