Manufacturing Operator


Manufacturing Operator

@ Tides Medical

Position Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Processing Supervisor, the Manufacturing Operator will perform hands-on execution of all routine sterilization processes for manufacturing located at the Tissue Bank.
  • This role will focus on the safe operation of all major equipment for processing.
  • Other duties may include sterile and non-sterile activities such as dissection, membrane processing, and packaging in controlled environments in accordance with established procedures and regulated guidelines.
  • This position is fulltime and may require availability 7 days a week, including late hours and weekends when necessary. 

Essential Functions

  • This role should be able to perform the following in accordance with AATB, FDA, and Tides Medical stated policies and procedures while upholding Tides Medical’s mission and corporate values:
  • Maintain confidentiality of all records and information, which pertains to donors, families, employees, the organization, and related areas
  • Cleans and sanitize work area, all equipment, and all supplies
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operate processing equipment with a deep understanding of the machinery
  • Abide by all safety protocols in place for operation of equipment
  • Sterilize membrane using in-house equipment or packaging appropriate for 3rd party sterilization
  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment throughout the process
  • Document all processing activities performed accurately to maintain integrity and traceability of donor
  • Aseptically process HCT/Ps according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform any and all of trained processes within expected processing times in order to meet production scheduling
  • Effective operation, cleaning, maintenance and care of processing equipment under supervision
  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper settings for processing equipment



  • A High School Diploma; higher education/ certification preferred
  • 2 years of previous experience in a regulated industry
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude for operation of equipment
  • 2 years of previous experience operating equipment with an understanding of basic safety requirements 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Capability to develop the necessary skills required for the job functions

Physical demands:

  • Must be able to stand for the full duration of a shift
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
  • Must be able to write clearly and legibly 

Mental demands:

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload

Environmental demands: 

  • Must be able to complete tasks independently 
  • Must be able to work in an isolated cleanroom for 8 hours at a time

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: June 11, 2024
Application Deadline: August 12, 2024
Job Type: Full-time