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Sr. Pharmaceutical Technician. 2nd shift

4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA Req #153
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Job Summary

The Senior Pharmaceutical Technician will efficiently, effectively, and safely clean, set-up, and operate highly automated processes and equipment in the packaging area while adhering to applicable cGMPs, SOPs, FDA, and DEA guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Follow Master Batch Records for the packaging of controlled, oral solid dose (OSD) and other dosage forms when required.
  • Perform weight checks for incoming and dispensed materials ensuring compliance with established procedures. Operates scales including set-up, verification, leveling and challenging.
  • Identify, report, and resolve quality issues.
  • Load, unload product from pallets and containers as required.
  • Safely and in compliance with batch records and SOPs, set up, operate, and clean packaging equipment.
  • Perform in-process testing and inspections as required by Master Batch.
  • Clean and sanitize packaging rooms which may include walls, floors, and ceilings per SOPs.
  • Report accidents and unsafe conditions or unusual circumstances to supervisor.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation. Follow good documentation practices in accordance with GMP.
  • Handle labeling and components correctly; transferring, counting, FIFO, returns, etc. during packaging processes.
  • Actively participate in Production team and Site communication meetings.
  • Assist process improvement initiatives (i.e. PDCA, KAIZEN)
  • Assist GMP investigations and proactively identify and eliminate potential root causes.
  • Train, understand and navigate Quality Systems (i.e. SAP, Trackwise)
  • Assist with the creation and writing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in your technical area of proficiency

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five or more years of pharmaceutical industry experience preferred or equivalent combination of education, demonstrated mechanical skill, and experience in a similar industry.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals, and/or other dosage forms preferred. OSD process areas include: Bottle Packaging with Serialization.
  • Capability to perform basic/complex mathematical computations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the Metric System of Measurement.
  • Proficient knowledge of the functional/process area. The work calls for sufficient comprehension and mechanical aptitude of the area to solve work problems, to be able to advise on technical matters, and to serve as a resource on the subject for others in the organization.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents such as Standard Operating Procedures, protocols, and investigation reports).
  • Ability to use material handling equipment safely (pallet jacks and lifts)
  • Ability and willingness to participate on projects and assignments in support of operations

Supervisor Responsibilities (if applicable)

The Senior Pharmaceutical Technician has no direct reports.

Additional Information/General/Organizational 

  • Quality/Compliance: Achieve a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes while maintaining compliance with policies and all regulatory requirements.
  • Communication: Clear, accurate, effective, and timely written and verbal communication. Strong attention to detail and ability to write and record data legibly and accurately inaccordance with cGMP regulations.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Works effectively with others to achieve goals, build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving: General ability to collect, organize and analyze data. Ability to recognize, analyze and solve a variety of problems.
  • Initiative: Ability to take ownership of work, doing what is needed without being asked and appropriate follow-through.
  • Adaptability: Being receptive to feedback, willingness to learn, and open to continuous improvement.
  • Operational Excellence: Embrace and support Operational Excellence Culture and Initiatives
  • Accountability: Demonstrate ambition and discipline to achieve organizational and career goals.
  • Physical/Environmental: 
    • Required to occasionally lift, carry, and empty boxes of material weighing up to 35 pounds each; 
    • Transport materials using manual, and power assisted vehicles including manually pushing and pulling drums, totes, boxes, and pallets; 
    • Ability to ascend/descend a ladder to operate equipment; 
    • Ability to work a 10 hour per day/4-day work week; 40 hours per week with overtime as required.


Other details

  • Job Family Technical Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA