Posted 3 weeks ago

RokaBio, a Leader in Food Safety, is now accepting applications for a Manufacturing Chemist position at its facility in Kent, WA.

This position requires a combination of technical skills and physical capabilities. Applicants should be able to perform formulation of molecular reagents and operate fully automated state of the art filling/packaging equipment. This position will include cross-training with other positions, so an interest in learning new skills is a must.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

• A BS in Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field (required)
• Proven ability to follow written instructions
• Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
• History of teamwork and adaptability/flexibility
• Ability to routinely lift up to 25lbs and occasionally lift up to 50lbs
• Hands-on manufacturing experience, document control, and continuous improvement (preferably in biotech, pharma, or similar industries), and forklift training (preferred, but training can/will be provided)

Primary Responsibilities for this position include: formulation of multiple types of complex bulk solutions; filling of reagents using automated equipment; packaging of finished goods; set up, breakdown, and maintenance of filling/packaging equipment; inventory control, including cycle counts and issuance of materials to work orders; warehousing duties, including receiving, inspection, and shipping of goods; data entry into manufacturing documents and PLM software; maintaining a clean and organized work environment; and other duties as assigned.

The pay range for this position is $20.00 – $24.00 hourly. This is a full-time position and is eligible for the following benefits after a brief waiting period: medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, 401(k), health and dependent care FSA plans, employee assistance program, 15 days of paid time off per year for sick leave and/or vacation, 3 days paid bereavement leave, and 6 paid holidays per year.

The laboratory operates weekends, so candidates must be willing to work some weekends.

Due to exposure to various food allergens in the laboratory environment, applicants with moderate to severe food allergies are discouraged from applying.

In order to complete the application process, you may apply via our online portal:

After navigating to the URL listed above, you will be asked to complete optional self-identification surveys and submit your cover letter, resume and references in a combined, single PDF.

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