Manufacturing Quality Associate

49 - Fermentation R&D - Redwood City, CA - Full Time

Manufacturing Quality Associate

At Codexis, we are creating sustainable chemicals, renewable ingredients that make industry more efficient, productive and profitable.  Industrial biotechnology from Codexis reengineers enzymes – nature’s catalysts – and puts them to work to solve real global challenges for the world’s largest companies.  We provide our customers with optimized, faster, flexible, cost-advantaged biosolutions and products tailored for their needs.

Codexis seeks a highly motivated Manufacturing Quality Associate to join the Internal Manufacturing team. This position will report to the Pilot Plant Manager.


  • Maintain raw materials inventory, release and dispose raw materials according to the current company procedures.
  • Assist in the management of the raw material vendor qualification process.
  • Write new and revise current SOPs and batch records.
  • Manage the document retention system.
  • Manage the equipment calibration and preventative maintenance program. Schedule calibration services and work with Pilot Plant operations to ensure the timely completion of the service. Maintain up-to-date calibration records.
  • Review equipment logbooks. Maintain freezer temperature records.
  • Assist Pilot Plant management with executed batch production record review. Review executed material production records.
  • Assist Pilot Plant management to provide timely response to deviations, customer complaints, CAPAs, change control requests, SOP reviews and audit responses.
  • Execute basic laboratory procedures such as buffer and media preparations.


  • BS degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a pharmaceutical quality controlled environment (cGMP, ISO 9001).
  • Hands-on experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations is desirable.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Organized, capable of detailed planning and able to write and strictly follow procedures.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to work effectively within a team environment and cross functionally across the organization.
  • Able to occasionally work outside of regular business hours and perform basic hands-on manufacturing procedures.

The position comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package.  For more information about our plans for the future, and to be considered for this career opportunity, please visit



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