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Kelly Services Associate Manufacturing Technician, Pleasanton, CA in Pleasanton, California

Associate Manufacturing, Pleasanton, CA

1 year contract role

Day shift, full time


  • Work in a team based environment to manufacture high quality custom oligonucleotides in a high throughput, fast paced setting.

  • Essential Functions: Manufacture Oligonucleotides/Custom Primers for use in the biotech industry by following established protocols and SOPs.

  • Operate semi-automated and automated basic lab equipment.

  • Regularly evaluate non-routine test results and either fail the product or allow it to continue through the production cycle.

  • Highly repetitive tasks for prolonged periods of time.

  • Understand scientific principles in order to problem solve, troubleshoot test results, evaluate alternative choices and exercise independent judgment in selecting the best solution.

  • Provide multiple decision options and corresponding logic/data behind the decisions.

  • Proactively identifies production problems.

  • Provides feedback and contributes ideas and suggestions to new and/or improved lab techniques, protocols, processes, special handling of the product and equipment.

  • Balance multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the use of basic lab techniques and basic computer knowledge.

  • Demonstrate the ability to meet standards as defined by the manufacturing process.

  • Thoroughly and accurately complete documentation completes BR, get necessary verifications, document problems, bring deviations to the attention of the Leads/Supervisors.

  • Continuously strive to improve output goals.

  • Demonstrate good time management resulting in efficiency.

  • Support cost improvement initiatives by reducing failures, improving capacity and using supplies wisely.

  • Reduce work in process, queues and cycle times. Inform appropriate people about problems/questions; be prepared to discuss problems/questions clearly. Work in a safe manner. Work with team members to overcome obstacles.

  • Collaborate, support and consult with other team members as necessary.

  • Give and receive constructive feedback May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


  • 1 year of lab experience required may be obtained through work or school.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and willingness to cross-train in multiple areas within the manufacturing work cells.

  • HS diploma required. Degree preferred but willing to consider candidates with relevant experience.

  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with relevant software Excel and Word are required.

Working Conditions:

  • Works in a team based laboratory environment. Is required to lift up to 20 lbs.

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—

providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant

projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help

advance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world

a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.