Lead Manufacturing Technician


Hattiesburg, MS, US, 39402


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

Lead Technician is responsible for maintaining the EPPU-Hattiesburg Production facility in good working order and in compliance with cGMP and ISO standards.  The Lead Technician is also responsible for operation of the Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion (RSDL) packaging line and provide daily direction to contract workers on-site in support of manufacturing operations.

Essential Function
•    Trouble-shoot production line stoppages and malfunctions.
•    Repair wired logic electronic circuits, programmable controllers, and pneumatic/electronic circuits in accordance with the latest technology.
•    Maintain various systems (lighting, ventilation, compressed air, HVAC) in efficient working order.
•    Develop and assist in production equipment improvement projects.
•    Manage calibration program for required measuring equipment in Production Suite and Lab.
•    Perform preventive electrical and mechanical maintenance.
•    Support production needs as required.
•    Interact with and manage maintenance contractors.
•    Maintain Mississippi plant to cGMP requirements.
•    Manage and assist in training of contract line workers.
•    Other duties as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

Education, Experience & Skills
•    Electrical Mechanic Degree or equivalent training/significant course work toward degree.  
•    Degree/Significant Course Training/Experience in electrical circuit design and maintenance
•    1 - 3 years of related experience 

Mechanical Skills:
•    Ability to read and understand wire diagrams, instrument/equipment diagrams and instrument/equipment manuals.
•    Basic pneumatic, mechanical, controller and electrical skills.
•    Basic Mathematics skills.
•    Experience in maintaining and repairing robotic packaging equipment
•    Experience in maintaining various facility systems such as lighting, ventilation, compressed air, HVAC.
•    Ability to work in a team environment while directing and instructing line workers .
•    Responsible, self-starter.
•    Detail-oriented focused on operating within established tolerances and standards.
•    Available for overtime as required.
•    Experience in GMP documentation and procedures.


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Lead with Integrity
    • We gain trust and confidence through ethics, quality, and compliance excellence
  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: Hattiesburg