Position Description

Process Technician I / II (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing)
Location Huntsville, AL
Requisition Number 5567-380-R
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The Process Technician I / II is responsible for manufacturing clinical and commercial products. 

This includes:

  • Operating production equipment.
  • Weighing, measuring and checking raw materials to ensure batches manufactured contain proper ingredients and quantities.
  • May help validating processes and equipment that are directly related to filtration, cleaning and sterilization.
  • Maintaining records and clean room environment to comply with regulatory requirements, current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs). 
  • Working under direct supervision performing tasks that are routine to semi-routine in nature.
  • Cleaning, maintaining, assembling, operating and troubleshooting automated production and packaging equipment according to SOPs.
  • Providing Lab Support for manufacturing suites.
  • Learning how to run equipment, reading and understanding the SOPs.
  • Supporting processing by adhering to SOPs.
  • Following HazMat procedures, for movement of Raw Material used in chemical processes.
  • Supporting investigations Review SOPs.
  • Troubleshooting and offering ideas on improvements.
  • Interacting with other departments to share information.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


For Process Technician I: BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering preferred, or other science related program, or High School diploma (or equivalent).  For Process Technician II: BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering preferred, or other science related program, or High School diploma (or equivalent). 2 years of related experience.  Experience with Safety procedures. Solid written and oral communication skills. Ability work independently with minimal supervision. Experience operating manufacturing or laboratory equipment is required. Strong Mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, ability to perform routine adjustments on standardmanufacturing equipment is required. Computer skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint are required. Must be able to perform basic math skills (multiplication, division, ratios, and percentages). Must be familiar with the metric systems and conversion methods. Ability to multi-task, work in an organized manner, and possess trouble-shooting skills.

This position requires the ability to work 12 hour shifts on a day schedule M-F.  Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be detail oriented and able to follow written procedures. Employee may be required to perform tasks essential to the job function in areas that require the use of hearing protection devices. Performance of tasks essential to the job function may require the employee to work directly with, handle, or otherwise come in to contact with chemicals or pharmaceutical agents. Employees must be able to wear a respiratory protection (filtering face piece, face, full-face, or powered air purifying respirator, supplied air, or self contained breathing apparatus) for certain tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to gain access to elevated work surfaces via vertical ladders or stairs to perform tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to accurately detect color and have 20/20 vision (with/without corrective lenses). Employees may be required to enroll in a medical surveillance program based on the potential exposure to certain health hazards encountered as a result of their job function.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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