Manufacturing Associate I

Req ID #:  187095

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For over 40 years, HemaCare, a Charles River company, has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.

We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees; that is why we are devoted to making HemaCare a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at HemaCare, you will make a difference every day.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.  

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Associate I will be responsible for assisting in the manufacturing of GMP products, Research Use Only products, and products for further manufacturing in controlled and un-controlled environments, utilizing guidance documents and batch records for process documentation. This individual shall assist in supporting core manufacturing requirements of the facility, including readying consumables, supporting and maintaining the in/outflow of critical manufacturing components, and contributing to document authorship.


Essential Responsibilities:
•    Participate in aseptic production of human primary cells within the cleanroom suite using accompanying documentation according to GMP guidelines.  Verifies entered data by reviewing and sending for correction/reentry of data.  Assist with preparing products for dispensing into bags and unit dose packaging.  
•    Performs tasks to prepare documentation for sampling site, incubator ID, batch number, and microbiological identification outside of clean room.  Performs per-batch personnel monitoring on each sterile staff member.  Performs weekly and per-batch environmental monitoring in sterile area(s).  Reads and records the results.  
•    Labels blood products, including assigning labels and recording information
•    Use of the cell counter to generate QC data for in-process cleanroom operations.  Record, interpret, review and report test results.  Ability to use and analyze data from the flow cytometer for in-process cleanroom operations.  Ability to recognize and investigate unacceptable test results. 
•    Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations, and perform backup operations.  Resolves discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents for resolution.  Ability to review and complete all the documents/results needed for all the GMP product batch records.
•    Tracks and maintains raw materials, gowning supplies, and other inventory for the maintenance of the cleanroom and other supportive areas.  Responsible for inventory and ancillary supply restocking, expiration date checking, monitoring controlled environments, physical inventory, loading and unloading of various stock items. 
•    Performs maintenance and cleaning of cGMP/clean room areas.  Assist all contractors to assure that work is done properly, and safety guidelines are observed.  Supervise cleanroom maintenance work in or outside the cleanroom.

Job Qualifications

•    High school diploma or equivalent required. College credits or college degree preferred.
•    1+ years of experience of clinical and/or pharmaceutical lab experience.
•    Experience working within a GMP environment preferred.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
•    Ability to quickly learn new software programs as needed.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About HemaCare 
HemaCare, a Charles River company, is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. HemaCare’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 

In January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proof-of-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 

Together, with over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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 and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At HemaCare, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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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