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Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health

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At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It’s a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they didn’t even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries described in over 800 peer-reviewed publications across multiple application areas, including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. The innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

About the role:

We are seeking an outstanding individual to join the Consumable Manufacturing Group. In this role, the individual will be responsible for 10x consumable bonding, coating, and assembly. This individual will also work with the manufacturing engineering team on the maintenance and simple troubleshooting of some of the manufacturing equipment. This position may require extended periods of sitting or standing and extensive work using laboratory and packaging equipment.

The ideal candidate will have an education background in one or more of the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent. Experience in production and QC of similar products in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

This will be a non-exempt position in the 10x manufacturing team. Individuals applying to this position should have a basic understanding of industry manufacturing workflow and ERP system. This individual must be a self-starter, quick learner and detail oriented, work well in a team atmosphere, have good communication skills, ability to adapt and thrive in working at a fast-paced environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Execute production operations according to defined procedures and ensure the integrity and quality of our products
  • Ability to operate and maintain laboratory to clean room standards required in the production of Life Science products
  • Process work orders accurately using an ERP system in a timely manner
  • Maintenance of production batch records and good documentation skills required
  • Assist in bonding and coating 10x chips using automated or semi-automated equipment
  • Assemble chips into final packaging format using semi-automated equipment
  • Package 10x consumables into finished goods both manually and using semi-automated packaging equipment
  • Ability to set up and operate scientific and packaging equipment and handle simple troubleshooting
  • Perform preventive maintenance on some lab equipment
  • Provide feedback to improve process quality and efficiency

To be successful, you will need:

  • Strong team player and detail oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand SOPs and equipment user manual
  • Ability to enter data into electronic tracking systems like Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work load to meet strict deadlines under supervision
  • Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization and taking products and processes to the next level

Nice to have skills & background:

  • Experience in automation and packaging of Life Science products, Food Packaging products or related field preferred
  • Relevant experience in a production environment working with standard production control tools – ERP (Oracle or SAP), inventory control, and work orders

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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Health package

We offer a competitive and comprehensive health benefits package.

Family oriented

We support our employees with family friendly policies like parental leave, and other benefits.

Equity in 10x

10x wants every employee to have an ownership stake and equity is a part of our package.

Flexible pto

We recognize hard work and believe in well-deserved time off.

Healthy living

Refresh yourself with healthy snacks provided daily and a walking/exercise trail in a beautiful setting out our back door.

A learning environment

Professional development is a high priority at 10x. We value continuous learning.

Innovative team

Collaborate with highly skilled colleagues in a stimulating cross disciplinary environment.

Work hard, play hard

Life isn't all about work and we celebrate that.

10x Genomics at a glance

Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health

10x Genomics focuses on Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical, and Genetic Testing. Their company has offices in California. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, 10x Genomics has raised $222.6M of funding; their latest round was closed on September 2019 at a valuation of $4B.

You can view their website at https://10xgenomics.com or find them on Twitter.

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