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OctaPharma Plasma Processing Technician in Newport News, Virginia

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Processing Technician


Newport News



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If you are interested in an exciting career in the biopharmaceutical or medical field you’ve come to the

right place. At Octapharma Plasma you can channel your passion for helping others into a medical career that is fast-paced and personally and professionally rewarding. Whether you are just beginning your career or you have experience in the medical field,

we have many exciting opportunities for you to consider.

The Processing Technician is responsible for the prompt and accurate collection, storage and shipping of

plasma bottles and samples.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintains compliance with SOP, current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) and regulatory guidelines

  • Ensures prompt and sterile collection of plasma samples using electric heat sealer and centrifuge

  • Ensures samples and bottles are properly organized in large storage freezer in allotted timeframe

as well as in the donor management computer software

  • Handles tested and untested product as well as plasma with unsuitable test results with properly

utilized personal protective equipment

  • May prepare units and samples for regular daily and weekly shipments per company policies and

strict federal transportation regulations

  • Cleans and maintains equipment on a daily basis and troubleshoots issues as they arise


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Ability to repeatedly tug, lift, and pull up to thirty-five (35) pounds

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance

instructions and procedure manuals

  • Ability to read numbers on screening equipment such as scales, thermometers, graphs, digital

vital signs monitor and refractometers

  • Required to repeatedly enter an environment with a temperature of -40C for short periods of


  • Ability to work day and evening hours, weekends, holidays and extended shifts on a frequent


Octapharma Plasma offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life

insurance, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.