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Utility Operator (TEMPORARY)

Location Novato, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 



Custody Roles as assigned

1.)    Plant Monitor - Alarm Monitoring

    • Visual:

        • Monitor multiple computer screens

            • Alarms are from multiple sources: CMS, EMS, BMS, PI Historian

            • Monitor Aid: Cell Phone that receives emailed alarm notifications

    • Sound:

        •  Hearing audible alarms

            • Close proximity audible alarms

            • Receive Phone call notifications

            • Receive Radio notifications

2.)    Plant Operator - Alarm Response

    • Respond to alarms as Plant Monitor deems necessary

3.)    Plant Rounds - Perform visual inspection and testing

    • Prescribed checklists, waste offloads, receive bulk deliveries, and yard walks

The Op 1 WILL

Have Moderate Knowledge and Experience

    • with Safety

        • Utility Space Hazards, Utility Equipment Hazards, Chemical Handling Hazards, Hierarchy Control Hazards, LOTO Practices, PPE usage

    • Inspection Readiness

        • Utility Space Organization, Cleanliness, and Condition

have Basic Knowledge and Experience

    • with System Operation and Local Alarm Response

        • RO, WFI, Liquid Waste, HVAC, CDA, Plant Steam, Pure Steam, Gases, Electrical Power, Temperature Control Units, Heating Hot Water, Industrial Water, Cogen Piller Master Control System (MSC)

    • with Plant Alarm Monitoring

        • BMS, EMS, CMS, SCADA, Cogen Piller Master Control System (MCS), PI Historian and Phone Notification, Prioritizing/Triage alarms, Escalate/Turnover

    • and Understands Process Operations

        • Fermentation, Purification, Filling, Support Processes (buffer, HTST), Environmental Chambers, GxP Maintenance and Operational Programs

    • with Plant Surveillance

        • Systems rounds, Safety rounds, Security rounds, Inspection Readiness rounds

            • to Communicate

                • System Status Updates to Stakeholders, Shift Change Participation, Shift Change Facilitation

            • to Interface with

                • Automation, Compliance, EHS&S, Engineering, Instrumentation, Maintenance, Manufacturing, QA, QC, Validation, Capital Projects, Reliability, VendorsandContractors – Oversight and Management

            • with Operation and Alarm Response

                • BMS, EMS, CMS, SCADA

            • with Operation and Usage

                • PI Historian (PI) and Phone notification (PI)

          will Develop Knowledge and Experience

            • with Plant Surveillance

                • Evaluate System Operational Trends

            • Plant Attendance

                • Redundancy Profiles Standard Operation, Redundancy Profiles Situational Operation, Auto and Manual Controls Planned Operation, Auto and Manual Controls Situational Operation


    • Utility Operation, process operation, maintenance, instrumentation, reliability


    • College Degree (Associate or Bachelors)

    • Technical Certification

    • Military Technical Training

Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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