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Kelly Services Formulation Technician in Sunnyvale, California

Title: Formulations Technician

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Pay Rate: $24-$26/hr

1 year contract to hire opportunity

1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift roles available!


Position responsible for supporting the Bulk Buffer, Reagents and Bead production laboratories by following good documentation practices (cGDP) and relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs). Complete assigned tasks and ensure all activities are compliant with the company’s quality, safety and departmental policies and standards. Apply analytical skills or scientific methods or operational processes to perform activities with a limited degree of supervision. Completes a variety of atypical assignments, as needed and act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience


  • Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all safety policies fostering a safe work environment

  • Immediately report all safety concerns including injuries and safety suggestions

  • Provides solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents or procedures

  • Works within defined processes and procedures or methodologies and may help determine the appropriate approach for new assignments

  • Responsible for: liquid bead formulation, bulk buffer formulation, bead dropping using a beadulator, loading and unloading beads from the lyophilizer, sieving of beads, aliquoting and labeling of dyes and grease

  • Performs pH, Moisture, Conductivity and Density testing

  • Perform accurate real time documentation to ensure right first time (RFT) operations

  • Perform verification and review of peer activities

  • Train others on lab responsibilities

  • Provide informal guidance and support to more junior team members

  • Monitor equipment and inform leads or management of any issues

  • Maintain laboratory housekeeping including reagent and equipment inventory levels

  • Recognize issues and defects and complete necessary documentation and escalate accordingly

  • Recommend and implement improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety

  • Assist other department in qualification of new methods and instruments

  • Trouble shoot equipment and assay failures

  • Suggest and assist in SOP revisions

  • Assists management with audit activities

  • Manages projects within the department


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience:

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 4-6 years of related work experience OR

  • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 2-4 years of related work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs, FDA and ISO standards

  • Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form

  • Proficiency in computer systems such as Word, Excel, SAP and e-mail

  • Has a good understanding of how the team integrates with others to achieve objectives

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 Lb Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions

  • Ability to transport heavy materials up to 400 Lb with the appropriate machine or equipment assist

  • Ability to work in a controlled environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences

  • Experience working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment

  • Experience using analytical scales, Pipettes and working with hazardous chemicals

  • Flexibility with the work schedule including modified shift times, overtime and weekends

Apply today for immediate consideration!

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

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