Production Operator (all genders)

Are you looking for an exciting challenge in the fast-growing biotechnology industry? We are looking for people who share our passion for innovation and feel comfortable working in an appreciative and diverse team.

Making-of_Production_downloadc-LEcta is a global biotechnology company specializing in the development, production and distribution of enzyme products related to human health for  applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Based in Leipzig,  Germany, the company develops innovative products using its proprietary enzyme technology platform ENESYZ®, both in-house and in close cooperation with industry partners. c-LEcta currently employs more than 120 people at its headquarters in Leipzig. 

In the production area, the manufacture of biotechnological products takes place in the internal pilot and production plant as a preliminary stage to external production on an industrial scale. In the pilot plant, processes are piloted and initial production takes place under quality-controlled conditions based on an integrated quality management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 and specific quality requirements for biotechnological products for the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaboration in the production of enzymes, especially in their 
    production by fermentative processes up to a 400 L scale
  • Carrying out the process steps for the upstream and downstream 
    of biotechnological products, such as filtrations, precipitations 
    and separations
  • the operation, cleaning and maintenance of biotechnological 
    production equipment, including the associated utilities

Your Skills

  • a degree as a chemical technician, technician, biological technical 
    assistant or a comparable non-university qualification

  • Ideally, you have also already gained initial professional 
    experience, preferably in the food or pharmaceutical industry

  • Existing experience in large-scale cultivation of microorganisms 
    and preparative purification of enzymes is an advantage

  • Desirable is first work experience in a quality regulated 
    environment (with e.g. ISO 9001, HACCP or similar)

  • During the implementation of production processes, we work in a rotating shift system (about 3-5 days), which is the case twice a month, depending on demand. Occasionally, weekend work is also scheduled for this purpose (approx. 1 time per quarter).

  • Standard computer applications (Word, Excel), an intermediate level of German and basic knowledge of English

  • A high degree of self-motivation, flexibility and independence, 
    ability to work under pressure and team-oriented thinking

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Heike Kutschke
Head of Human Resources
T: 0341 355 214 14
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