Packaging Operator (3 pm to 11:30 pm)
Job Description SUMMARY:
All Packaging Operators are responsible for all activities associated with the finishing operations of sterile and non-sterile manufactured drug products. These activities listed within this posting are requirements of the position. However, these requirements are subject to change with the creation of new products introduced in future expansions within current facilities.
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Must perform inspections of packaging components to provide assurance that products meet defined specifications.
Operate packaging equipment used for finishing operations. Also clearing jams, which do not require a mechanic.
Must be capable of lifting filled packaging shippers and loading onto finished goods pallet.
Inspect tubes and bottles during filling operations.
Handle startup and shut down duties pertaining to packaging equipment at the beginning and end of each shift
Responsible for packaging integrity and quality checks on each packaging order
Maintain a clean and orderly work area by ensuring that floors are clean and organized appropriately
Tend to packaging machines by using appropriate controls to package different items
Load and unload items into packaging machines and remove rejected packages to be isolated as rejects or re-inspection
Reset machines following malfunctions or need for repeated cycles
Check packaged items for proper gluing, lot number and expiration date
Sort, label, grade and inspect packaged products
Stack packaged items in storage areas or on delivery pallets using jack pallets
Must be able to clean packaging equipment, this includes cleaning rejected cartons, inserts, bottles, tubes from all machines. This also includes the ability to lean over equipment as well as kneeling on the floor to clean under equipment.
Must be able to provide empty pallets for packaging lines and have the ability to operate the manual pallet jack for removing full pallets from the packaging line.
Must be able to work on a platform operating a machine.
Must be able to don coveralls required in controlled areas to weigh filled rejects at the end of filling operations.
Must have the training given to assume any position within the department for coverage of absences, with respect to illnesses and vacations.
Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) packaging guidelines.
SOP trained and other important safety guidelines.
Auto req ID 1851BR
State New Jersey
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School or GED and equivalent job experience in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
Read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
Understanding of the metric weight system.
Must be detail oriented with the ability to work within a team atmosphere or independent if required.
Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hr week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, MENTAL REQUIREMENTS, AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations must be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly (more than 50%) required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently (25% to 50%) required to use hands to finger, handle or touch, reach above shoulders, talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently (25% to 50%) sit, and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 lbs and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to and no more than 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Mental requirements include:
Ability to apply deductive reasoning and understand complicated issues.
Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies.
Ability to follow safety and security practices.
Ability to meet deadlines and effectively deal with office stress.
Ability to accurately communicate ideas, facts and technical information.
Maintain confidentiality of certain information.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work near moving parts and exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, vibration and moderate noise.
Company Overview Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.
EEO Statement Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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