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Pharmaceutical Technician (Encapsulation/Compression), Evening Shift (M-Th 8:00pm - 6:30am)

Wilson, NC, USA Req #141
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Job Summary:


The Pharmaceutical Technician will efficiently, effectively, and safely clean, set-up, and operate machinery in the encapsulation/compression manufacturing area while adhering to applicable cGMPs, SOPs, FDA, and DEA guidelines.


Primary Responsibilities:
 

  • Follow Master Batch Records for the manufacturing and packaging of controlled, oral solid dose (OSD) and other dosage forms when required.
  • Prepare raw materials, blends, and bulk accountability throughout manufacturing processes.
  • Performs 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.
  • Safely and in compliance with batch records and SOPs, set up, operate, and clean manufacturing equipment (oral solid dose manufacturing and packaging may include rotor sieves, granulators, blenders, coaters, encapsulators, compression machines, etc.).
  • Perform in-process testing and inspections as required by Master Batch Record (weighing, tablet thickness, tablet hardness, friability, visual inspection, etc.).
  • Clean and sanitize manufacturing and packaging rooms including walls, floors, and ceilings per SOPs.


Education and Experience:
 

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


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 

  • General ability to perform basic to complex mathematical computations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the Metric System of Measurement.
  • Experience in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals- Prior experience in Encapsulation (primary) and Compression (secondary) highly preferred.


Physical and Environmental

  • Occasionally move/traverse, ascend/descend step ladders, stairs, and/or platforms.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator).
  • Occasionally, transport materials using manual, and power assisted vehicles including manually pushing and pulling drums, totes, boxes, and pallets.
  • Operate of industrial hose (water) and physical exertion (repetitive wiping, rubbing and scrubbing) to clean equipment and room surfaces.
  • Lift and maneuver empty drums; push and maneuver drums containing product.
  • Perform cleaning and assembly/disassembly on production equipment which may require pulling, pushing, or twisting to remove equipment shields, parts and panels. Equipment and parts may weigh up to 50 pounds.
 

Additional Information
 

This position is a Pharmaceutical/Senior Pharmaceutical level position. Minimum required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities are included in the posting. The position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be required to perform additional functions. Additionally, the company may revise the job description at any time.

Other details

  • Job Family Technical Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Wilson, NC, USA