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Pharmaceutical Operator or Shift

Full Time
Myerstown, PA
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description


The primary responsibilities of this role, Pharmaceutical Operator, are to:

  • Ensure safe work environment by following all safety procedures, workplace standards and company guidelines, and ergonomic rules, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), standard operating procedures (SOPs) applying to a particular process or area, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements (OSHA), Lockout Tagout;
  • Work with the other pharmaceutical operators and supervisors in assigned area to establish priorities and meet deadlines, meet the production schedules outlined by team and/or supervision;
  • Maintain, clean, and organize work area and participate in safety improvement projects, properly dispose of waste product and containers;
  • Dispense components, operate, clean, set-up, changeover and maintain equipment and rooms to manufacture products, clean and maintain process equipment which may include, but not limited to tanks, filler, pumps, blenders, mills, presses, coating pans, etc.;
  • Assist with technical troubleshooting and preventive maintenance tasks as needed and trained, take action to safely reduce equipment setup and changeover times, initiate and establish equipment operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications;
  • Ensure product quality by performing in-process checks, complying with cGMPs, being alert for unacceptable quality of incoming and outgoing materials, initiating quality improvements, and participating on quality improvement projects, communicate quality and other noncompliance issues to supervision in a timely manner;
  • Record accurately on the appropriate documents the process/manufacturing steps, production results, equipment in-process checks, samplings, cleanings, ingredients used, and any other required cGMP information, maintain daily production sheets and time sheets for team;
  • Review and approve work output for team members by using validated methods;
  • Perform work, on personal computer (i.e., Business Operating Systems, read and respond to electronic mail in a timely manner, Microsoft Software, etc), complete, maintain, and update production documentation (both electronic and paper) to perform material movements, material take-outs and yield determinations by following SOPs and utilizing systems as required such as Systems/Applications/Products (SAP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Electronic Batch Records (EBRs), etc.;
  • Operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment for assigned stocking operations as well as stand up and sit down fork trucks as needed;
  • Take ownership of training and learning to develop high performance competencies such as technical skills, communication skills, and skills to build a team-oriented culture (i.e. take ownership of training records for self-development and submit to supervision in timely manner, training team members, motivating and supporting team members, sharing knowledge to continuously improve the process, etc.);
  • Train other pharmaceutical operators on equipment and processes as needed;
  • Inform department Administrative Assistant when to order supplies as needed;
  • Coordinate the utilization of outside contractors and vendors as needed;
  • Participate in on-going medical surveillance programs as required;
  • Assign to Turret Cleaning/Assembly/Maintenance area of manufacturing;
  • Develop technical skills and abilities to operate and maintain tablet press equipment, taking ownership of the Turret Management process across a three shift (24 hour) operation;
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose tablet press equipment issues and perform preventive maintenance tasks;
  • Act safely when cleaning tablet press, as well as reducing equipment setup and changeover times with tablet press;
  • Initiate and establish tablet press operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications;
  • Perform other duties as trained and assigned.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with At least six months experience using motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment or at least six months experience using automated inventory system or equivalent computer systems (i.e., SAP, MES, Microsoft Software, etc.);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully changeover/set up multiple pieces of packaging or manufacturing equipment and troubleshooting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely in a production environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to read/interpret/follow instructions in regard to workplace documentation, such as SOP’s, Operator Manuals, Work Instructions, etc.;
  • Be able to demonstrate a good mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and metric system.
  • Experience working in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or
  • standard operating procedures (SOP) environment;
  • Good PC Skills, including use of e-mail, attaching documents to e-mail, previous experience using electronic databases and online tools required (i.e., but not limited to, Lotus Notes database, Employee Self-Services on-line tools, automated inventory tracking system, etc).;
  • Be willing to work overtime as required, based on production demands;
  • Assigned to Turret Cleaning/Assembly/Maintenance;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as an effective team member to support schedule attainment demands, including prioritizing and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be physically able to operate a forklift truck, forklift truck experience;
  • Manufacturing experience;
  • Demonstrated ability and skills to successfully troubleshoot/diagnose, changeover, operate, clean, and maintain Tablet Press.

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