Production Tech (2nd Shift)

Req ID #:  159411

Charleston, SC, US, 29407

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Production Tech 1 for our Microbial Solutions business unit in Charleston, SC. This role starts at $19.25/hr plus a 10% shift differential.  

Perform all PTS production related activities with general supervision.

The following are the minimum responsibilities for the Production Tech 1 position:

  • Assist with seasonal crude lysate production.
  • Perform all PTS Production related activities including: stopper preparation, glassware preparation, cleaning and preparation of clean room, sterile fill operations, capping and crimping of final products using automated and manual equipment.
  • Responsible for labeling of licensed and non-licensed products, final product inspection, preparation and finishing of accessory products, and general environmental upkeep.
  • Responsible for proficiency in all SOPs including documentation as required by company policy, cGMP and FDA.
  • Perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The following are minimum qualifications for the Production Tech 1 position:

Education:  High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).  
Experience: Zero to twelve months related experience in and/or training a GMP manufacturing environment.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: None
Other: On-the-job training provided for specific tasks.

The following are the preferred qualifications for the Production Tech 1 position: 

  • College degree (Bachelors or Associates) in Science preferred.
  • Relevant work experience: Pharmaceutical, Aseptic, Medical Device Class 100, 1000 Cleanroom, manufacturing, production, cleaning
  • Familiar with SOP's and controlled documents
  • Experience in a cGMP, EAP, or FDA regulated environment
  • Knowledge of GLP's 
  • Strong attention to detail regarding accuracy of documentation 
  • Familiar with calipers, scales, measures, weights
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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