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Manufacturing Technician 1 3rd Shift at Illumina, Inc. in San Diego, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


Monday through Friday: 10:00 PM - 06:30 AM

Position Summary

A Manufacturing Technician 1 takes pride in their hands-on capabilities, sense of urgency, attention to detail, and appreciates an environment where superior work is expected and acknowledged.  A Manufacturing Technician 1 must be able to perform a wide array of essential functions across multiple manufacturing work centers including assembly, packaging, and light industrial work. Excellent attendance is required as this individual contributor role performs work daily that the entire team relies upon and is a critical function of the job. Operators are expected to be comfortable working in a team environment, standing for prolonged periods during either the staging, set-up, assembly, and/or kitting processes throughout the shift.


  • Follow all Illumina safety protocols and practices

  • Perform a wide variety of assigned manufacturing tasks to produce high-quality products under general supervision

  • Maintain an organized, safe, and efficient work area at all times (6S)

  • Comply with all requirements of the Illumina Quality System; all manufacturing, regulatory and safety requirements (FDA, ISO 13485, OSHA, etc.)

  • Read and adhere to Work Instructions (WIs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), GDP, and cGMP

  • Performs area line clearance to prevent cross contamination and ensure product integrity

  • Perform various operations using Microsoft operating systems

  • Perform work order processing to complete products to inventory

  • Operation of various liquid-handling automated systems and tooling apparatuses

  • Perform kitting and other packaging functions

  • Verification of production equipment including equipment status, calibration, preventative maintenance, and operator maintenance requirements

  • Notify supervisors or other designated personnel of production issues (nonconformances, work order discrepancies, equipment malfunction, etc.)

  • Communicate suggestions for improvements to supervisor in order to enhance product quality, employee productivity, and workplace safety

  • Mixing, storing, and disposing of chemical solutions (may include hazardous material)

  • Meet operator target metrics respective to Manufacturing Technician 1

  • All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities. Changes to an individual’s responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


  • Adherence to all Illumina personal protective equipment (PPE) and gowning requirements

  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods and lift up to 25 lbs

  • Ability to operate automated equipment and use basic hand tools

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Supervisor and other employees

  • Ability to understand, read, and follow written and oral instructions with minimal supervision

  • Ability to use computers with Windows OS and other applications (SAP, Camstar, etc.)


  • High school diploma

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position.  Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

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