Chemical Process Operator I at Bio-Rad Laboratories in Richmond, California

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Bio-Rad is looking for a Chemical Process Operator I. This role is responsible for all chemical/biological mixing, processing, and packaging operations within the production area. This includes the transferring of products through various process and storage areas.


  • Weighs, measures, prepares, and mixes materials to make stock solutions and/or product per work instructions/batch procedures.

  • Calculates the amount of material required per work instruction/batch procedure.

  • Collects samples and performs inline testing of product, resoles any pH and conductivity issues identified.

  • Performs spiking of solutions, adjusts ratio of materials as needed.

  • Maintains timely and accurate records of production process.

  • Labels the prepared solutions and buffers.

  • Communicates inventory, planning and quality issues to supervisor or appropriate department partner.

  • Safely disposes of materials and chemical/biologicals.

  • Performs basic troubleshooting and repair of equipment, escalating to maintenance, as required.

  • Performs transactions in SAP such as: goods issued, goods receipt, tracks and records labor hours, inventory transfers and look-up.

  • Reviews and recommends revisions to work instructions and SOPs.

  • Recommends process improvements.

  • Ensures labs are kept clean and up to 5S standards.

  • Identifies and reports potential safety issues.

  • Decontaminates, prepares and isolates equipment for maintenance.

  • Ensures chemicals are disposed of properly.


  • High school diploma required.

  • Associate's degree with chemical/biological background or Chemical/biological Processing certification preferred.

  • 0-3 years' production experience.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office tools-Excel and Word.

  • Knowledge of ERP systems, SAP a plus.

  • Solid Math skills with the ability to convert units of measure and calculate ratios.

  • Ability to speak, read and write using business communication skills. (English)

  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Basic analytical skills.

About Bio-Rad:

Bio-Rad is a global leaderprovidinga broad array of clinicaldiagnostics andlifescienceresearchproducts. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

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