Sanofi Group Manufacturing Technician Sr in Allston, Massachusetts

Manufacturing Technician Sr


Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients.

Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.

Genzyme Corporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law

The Upstream Operations Department performs small and large scale cell culture operations, equipment preparation, clean in place (CIP) and steam in place (SIP) of process equipment and the preparation/operation of microfiltration systems in our Allston Landing Manufacturing Plant.


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This position is responsible for performing a variety of complex tasks under general guidance and in accordance with current GMP's.

Responsibilities include:

  • Small Scale Team

  • Demonstrating general knowledge of mammalian tissue culture processes

  • Daily monitoring of seed cultures including sampling and in process assays (cell counting)

  • Scaling up of seed culture

  • Large Scale Team

  • Demonstrating general knowledge of mammalian tissue culture processes

  • Completing tasks in support of large scale cell culture bioreactor operations

  • Daily monitoring of cultures and bioreactor processes including sampling and in process assays (cell counting)

  • All Teams

  • Demonstrating general knowledge of aseptic techniques

  • Building equipment for use in manufacturing operations including spinner flasks, sample apparatus, and kitting of equipment with strict adherence to SOPs

  • Performing CIP and SIP operations to prepare equipment for manufacturing operations.

  • Operating autoclaves and glassware washers

Effectively demonstrates understanding of GMPs & how it applies to specific responsibilities.

  • Following accurate oral & written procedures in operating production equipment & performing processing steps

  • Maintaining orderliness of process area

  • Stocking production area with supplies

  • Monitoring operations to ensure compliance with process specifications

Practices safe work habits and adheres to Genzyme’s safety procedures and guidelines.

Works under direct supervision of a supervisor or a higher level co-worker.


  • Key Responsibilities may differ among employees with the same job title and may change over time, in accordance with business needs

LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: N/A if this position does not have direct reports



  • High school diploma/GED with 1-3 years in a cGXP manufacturing environment, or Bachelor’s degree with no prior experience.


  • Biotech Certificate or Associates degree with 1-3 years of experience in a cGXP environment, or Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of experience.

  • Effectively uses process automation systems to operate production processes (i.e. DeltaV).

  • Experience in reviewing and creating controlled documents.

  • Familiarity with Deviation Management Systems (i.e. Trackwise).


  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

  • Ability to stand for 6 hours in a production suite

  • Ability to work in a cold room for up to 6 hours at a time.

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas

  • Ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift and every other weekend, including holidays as scheduled.

Job: Production

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Allston

Job Posting: Oct 5, 2016, 9:31:15 AM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular