Assistant Lab Manager – R&D

Research & Development | Santa Ana, CA

Job Function:

We are hiring for an Assistant Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for R&D Laboratory including inventory management, Kanban re-reordering system, purchasing, organization, planning, 5S, schedule vendors for preventive maintenance under servicing contracts. Manage R&D Lab with safety and compliance.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain R&D Lab for safety and compliance to support R&D group.
  • Manage laboratory inventories with re-ordering points using Kanban system & lead times.
  • Perform periodic (monthly or quarterly) reconciliation of physical and electronic laboratory inventories.
  • Prepare Purchasing Orders, track items, receive packages, update inventory, and document all paperwork for audit trails for Quality and Finance.
  • Under servicing contracts, coordinate with outside vendors to perform scheduled preventive maintenance and/or calibration to prevent unplanned down times.
  • Track actual spending against budget with preferred forecast.
  • Manage and update Lab Protocol and Safety SOPs as appropriate.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management


  • S. in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Biology, or Chemistry
  • Three years in an R&D or Manufacturing support role, preferably in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, or Biological industry
  • GMPs, ISO
  • Ability to read a blueprint
  • Project Management
  • Design Control
  • Experience with scale up tech transfers from R&D to Manufacturing
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project software
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Good oral and written communication skills and good presentation skills.



Principals only. No recruiters please.

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