Material Operations Associate I at LOTTE Biologics (2nd shift - 3:30-11:30pm)

Job Locations US-NY-East Syracuse
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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LOTTE BIOLOGICS located in East Syracuse, NY is seeking Material Operations Associate I to join our team who entered the biologics Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site, on January 1, 2023!


The primary role of the Material Operations Associate I is working on assignments that train for proficiency in the areas of material handling within the Material Operations functions (Warehouse and Dispensary), including adherence to detailed procedures and batch records ensuring compliance with cGMP and safety requirements.  Work is performed in a team environment within multiple areas of the facility including unclassified and classified areas requiring appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).  Additional gowning through the classified areas and maintaining clean hygiene is a requirement to control established environmental specifications.

  • Trains for proficiency in the operation of primary material handling equipment & practices within the assigned functional area (i.e. forklift/pallet jack, delivery vehicles, cold rooms, drug substance handling, inventory control practices, biosafety cabinets and down-flow booths, precise handling and weighing of raw materials, shipping and receiving of GMP materials, etc.).
  • Maintains files, records data, logs activities, and monitors processes.
  • Maintains area in a clean and orderly fashion to support the manufacturing schedule. 
  • Recognizes and reports safety, maintenance and quality events to area management. 
  • Communicates status of operations to area management in a timely manner.
  • Achieves and maintains proficiency through training.

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  • Prior job related experience required and high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in common computer tools such as word processing, spreadsheet and web based applications.
  • A well-rounded supply chain/material handling background within a regulated GMP environment, buffer/media make up or sampling background is preferred.
  • Work/study experience where attention to detail, adherence to written instruction, and personal accountability were critical to success.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, is attentive and approachable with the ability to embrace a team-based culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate expectations and results to the operating staff and management as needed to maintain production timelines and organizational goals.

Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications:

  • The successful candidate will have a high school diploma.  Knowledge of science generally attained through studies resulting in a B.S. in science, engineering, biochemistry, or related discipline or its equivalent is desired but not required.
  • Valid drivers license is required for this position.

Physical Demands:

  • This position is located in a medium scale manufacturing facility with unclassified and classified areas requiring appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).  This role may require contact with hazardous materials such as caustic, and acids.  Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, climbing and reaching is required. Role also requires infrequent unassisted lifting (not to exceed 50 lbs.). Repetitive use of arms/hand/wrists, grasping is also required.  This position is a team-based position that requires shift work, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment involves activities in a medium scale manufacturing facility, warehouse, dispensing, and office space. The environment includes limited exposure to noise (> 85 dBA), hazardous chemicals and equipment temperature extremes.


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Company Profile

LOTTE BIOLOGICS was established in 2022, and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. LOTTE BIOLOGICS entered the biologics CDMO business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site, as of January 1, 2023!


The newly established organization aims to become a Global Top 10 CDMO company in the biopharmaceutical industry.  With initial operations in 1948 in Japan, LOTTE has grown to become the fifth-largest conglomerate corporation in South Korea. LOTTE has various business units, including petro/fine chemicals, food, retail, hotels, electronics, construction, and IT. LOTTE has 30+ global locations across the US, Europe, and Asia.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


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