Job Summary

This position is responsible for executing Prolacta’s manufacturing processes while strictly adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s), Environmental Health & Safety guidelines, and other regulations that apply. The incumbent is responsible for following daily job assignments to support production activities such as raw milk receiving, thawing, pooling, sampling, facility/equipment cleaning, and general housekeeping.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

·        Proficient in all aspects of Raw Milk Receiving process.

o   Perform and verify check-in of milk donations.

o   Data entry into the Prolacta Bioscience computer systems.

o   Organize received raw milk in designated freezer storage area.

·        Proficient in all aspects of Raw Milk Sampling.

o   Manual and automated opening of milk bags.

o   Controlled thawing of raw milk and sample collection for QC testing.

o   Transfer of raw milk to containers, labeled, and bagged for freezer storage.

·        Proficient in all aspects of Kitchen and Cleanroom support

o   Preparation of cleaning solutions.

o   Manual cleaning of equipment, stainless-steel pots with lids, and tools.

o   Operating automated washer for containers and stainless-steel pots with lids.

o   Cleaning of room floors, walls, and ceilings.

·        Proficient in Material Handling of raw milk.

o   Preparation of raw milk for sampling including printing of labels for containers and QC test samples.

o   Transfer of frozen and sampled raw milk between Sampling cleanroom and designated freezer storage area in a timely manner.

o   Data entry into the Prolacta Bioscience computer systems.

·        Maintain 5S in their work areas.

·        Look for continuous improvement opportunities.

·        Support problem-solving small group activities.

Job Requirements

·        Follow approved procedures, (SOPs) and controlled forms to complete raw milk receiving and sampling tasks.

·        Good oral and writing communication skill

·        Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) including Good Documentation Practices (GDP)

·        General manufacturing process understanding, control of time, speed, temperature, etc.

·        Timely report of non-conformance and follow escalation procedure.

·        Ability to operate and maintain in a safe working environment using PPE equipment as needed.

o   Safety Shoes and Over Boots or Captive Boots

o   Safety glasses, googles, and face shields

o   Gloves (Cut and Chemical resistant)

o   Poly sleeves and aprons

o   Freezer jacket and overalls

Qualifications

·        High School diploma or equivalent

·        Minimum of 1 year Prolacta Operation experience, or 2 years of manufacturing technician in a similar health care manufacturing environment, or up to 2 years in food preparation/handling in a kitchen or restaurant type environment.

·        Basic manufacturing GMP practice or understanding preferred.

·        Understanding of Simple manufacturing or kitchen equipment operation preferred.

·        Understanding of clean room technology (people and material flow, cleaner and disinfectants, air flow, basic hygiene) preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Team/Collaboration

Good team spirit, positive attitude. Shows a willingness to work effectively with others.

 

Accepting Direction

Accepts and follows directions from leads/management; respects authority; complies with request; does what they are asked to do.

 

Accountability

Performs to required standard, owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.  Flexes to where work is as needed. Accepts constructive feedback and/or consequences without making excuses or blaming others first.

Work Environment (Location, travel, shift, on-call, etc.)

Travel          

None

 

Location

Duarte, CA

Physical Requirements

·        Must be able to perform duties within cleanrooms with special gowning requirement which include hair net, coverall gowns, boots, shoe cover, and mask.

·        Repetition work required to open and pool frozen raw milk from storage bag collected from donor

·        Work in ≤ -25 degree Celsius for short periods of time to retrieve frozen material from the freezer.


Benefits Offered:

  •       Medical, Dental, Vision (Benefit Supplement Amount offered)
  •       Flexible Spending Account
  •       Health Savings Account
  •       401K
  •       Paid Time Off
  •       7 Paid Holidays
  •       Stock Options
  •       Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance


Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

 “Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.” Prolacta Bioscience, Inc. is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. The Company will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or veteran status.