The Processing/Production Technician is responsible for daily production activities including filling and packaging of pharmaceutical products, and operation of special manufacturing processes including tablet pressing, vaporizing cartridge fullfillment, packaging and more. The technician is responsible for the operation of the processes and machinery involved, including the assessment of quality of incoming materials and final product. Production Technicians must have an acute understanding of the normal function of their process/machinery as well as a good understanding of basic troubleshooting.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
Responsible for proper performance of assigned production tasks meeting quality and productivity requirements.
Responsible for setup & operation of production equipment including but not limited to: Blenders, Tablet Press, Compactors, Encapsulators, Coating machines, Mixers, Pumps, Vacuum and Loading machines, Scales, Labeling machines, Imprinting machines, Sealers, Bottle filling machines, Cappers, and Induction sealers, under the supervision of the Production Supervisor / Team Lead.
Set up and operate production & packaging processes in accordance with current good manufacturing practices and standard operating procedures. Assure production goals are met.
Startup, shut down, & disassembly of the process / machine as necessary.
Routine checks and preventative maintenance.
Tablet press punch & die inspection and maintenance.
Efficient completion of final assembly and packaging processes.
Product labeling and inspection of final product.
Adherence to standard operating procedures, and assistance in creation of new ones for new processes.
Completion of daily production records.
May be required to move completed boxes of products.
Maintaining cleanliness of equipment and work area.
Reporting issues when they arise – this should be done quickly to minimize any impact on the efficiency of production.
Quality checks of their equipment, process or product in accordance with quality requirements.
Maintaining all relevant documentation for their equipment and/or process. This documentation is likely to include quality documentation, ensuring adherence to internal procedures as well as external regulations.
One to two years’ experience in production preferably in Pharmaceuticals or the Food Processing industry.
One to two years’ experience with multi station (minimum 8 station) compression machine (tablet press).
Attention to Detail– must be able to maintain concentration and quickly notice deviations from normal function of their equipment
Communication Skills – good written skills are required for reading and understanding the technical documentation for their equipment or process to ensure proper use. Must also be able to effectively explain issues when they arise, to senior colleagues or staff assigned to troubleshoot.
Manual Dexterity – professionals in the area must have excellent hand-eye coordination and be able to perform potentially tricky actions quickly and correctly, for a prolonged period of time.
Basic mathematical skills – some basic mathematics may be involved, depending on the specifics of the facility and the product being packaged.
Computer skills – comfortable with computers and logging daily production numbers.
Previous experience as a production line operator, especially in final product assembly and/or packaging preferred.
Experience in clean room operations preferred.
Experience in a highly regulated pharmaceutical operation.
Required: High school diploma
Preferred: Two-year AAS degree, preferably in a technical field.
Additional Abilities Required:
The job requires physical activity, including prolonged standing, repetitive bending, climbing, and lifting or moving up to 10 pounds (or more with a coworker). Good visual acuity, hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and ability to perform repetitive motions with accuracy is required. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the company’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the position.