Operator - (Formulation Operator/Packaging Operator) - Mt. Vernon
Company: AstraZeneca PLC
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Operator - (Formulation Operator/Packaging Operator) - Mt.
Do you have expertise in, and passion for, manufacturing in a high
performing pharmaceutical environment? Would you like to apply your
expertise to impact the well-being of patients in a company that
follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?
We have future Operator opportunities in Formulation and Packaging.
See below for specific responsibilities and qualifications for each
At AstraZeneca, we work together across global boundaries to make
an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the
utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we
are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge
partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways,
combining our people's exceptional skills with those of people from
all over the globe.
The Mt. Vernon site was established in 1972 and is the flagship
site delivering innovative, life changing oral solid medicines. At
the site we formulate and pack OSD tablets, capsules for over 60+
markets. The Mt Vernon site is the largest AZ production site in
the US and is located in the southwest corner of the state of
Indiana, approximately 15 miles from Evansville, Indiana - the
third largest city in the state of Indiana. The Mt. Vernon site is
dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and collaboration. We
host yearly Inclusion and Diversity conferences and have an
employee resource group devoted to promoting diversity and
inclusion and enhancing employees' professional development through
interactive and engaging events and initiatives.
The Formulation Operator will operate a variety of Formulation
equipment/processes to ensure production requirements are met or
exceeded, following company policies/procedures to ensure product
quality and compliance standards are met and performing all
activities in a safe environment.
The Packaging Operator is responsible for producing packaged
pharmaceutical products in a safe and efficient manner, following
cGMP's, SOPs, and site safety procedures.
What you'll do:
* Must demonstrate ability to accurately operate equipment, perform
equipment set-up/change-over/cleanups, assist in preventative
maintenance and troubleshoot equipment problems to achieve optimum
* Performs responsibilities ensuring compliance with Mt. Vernon
Site standards, policies, and SOP's, for GMP and required
documentation as well as performing job responsibilities in
compliance with AstraZeneca Safety, Health & Environment standards
* Works with Process Facilitators and other
Operators/Mechanics/Technicians to identify and implement
continuous improvement opportunities in equipment/production
efficiencies and in the production area in general. Supports new
equipment start-up and quickly learns and uses new systems,
equipment and procedures. Supports the development/validation of
new products/procedures. Offers ideas for standardization and
* Must be flexible in responding to changes to equipment/production
assignments. Understands, interprets and advises on production
* Able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and work in a
robust team environment, with other operators, mechanics,
technicians, supervision and project management with the goal of
completing planned production and furthering Mt. Vernon Site and
* Able to work other shifts, weekends, alternative schedules when
production demands require. Position will initially rotate shifts
with the intent to move to a standard shift assignment.
* Operate packing equipment (tablet fillers, labelers, case
packers, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner. Must understand and
follow cGMP's, SOPs and site safety procedures. Verify correctness
of product and components for the NDC packaged.
* Supply equipment with components and product. Lifting
requirements may be up to 50 lbs. Perform detection system
challenges on applicable equipment. Perform basic maintenance,
changeover, set up, and troubleshooting of packaging equipment.
Clean, purge, and inspect packaging equipment.
* Accountable for accurately documenting, packing, and cleaning
activities in logbooks and electronic systems. Perform quality
attribute inspections and in-process testing (torques, induction
seal integrity, leak tests, appearance, etc.) Rework packages
according to SOPs or Rework Packaging Order to correct
* Accountable for Line performance (OEE) and able to report hourly
status of line to affected personnel to ensure timely resolution to
issues. (i.e. Facilitators, Engineers). Must be able to work off
shifts, weekends, alternative schedules, and rotate between shifts
when production demands require.
* Must be flexible to change. Ability to perform duties with
minimum supervision. Maintains a safe work environment and performs
work in accordance with site, Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE)
policies and procedures. Immediately report potential unsafe
conditions to management.
* Supports internal, external, and regulatory inspections including
FDA, EMEA, and third-party inspections. Participates in the
investigation and resolution of product quality problems.
* High School Diploma or GED required
* Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
* Basic mechanical proficiency.
* Basic computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office
applications and SAP is desirable.
* Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
* Ability to perform duties with minimal direction.
* Knowledge of cGMP's.
* Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently
* High School Diploma / GED required
* Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication
* Basic mechanical proficiency.
* Basic computer skills.
* Three (3) years' experience as an operator in a production or
regulated environment, pharmaceutical experience a plus.
* One (1) year experience in production environment, preferably
* Experience in pharmaceutical production environment.
* Knowledge of cGMPs
At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it
and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small,
can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing
medicines is about being entrepreneurial -finding those moments and
recognizing their potential. Interested? Come and join our
Next Steps - Apply today!
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the
full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it
is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that
you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone
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US based Employees: AstraZeneca has taken critical steps to
protecting colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and
its variants. COVID-19 vaccination is required for all US
employees. Individuals who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine
based on applicable law, such as medical and religious reasons, can
submit a request for a reasonable accommodation. For employees who
are not vaccinated and who are granted an exemption to the vaccine
requirement for qualifying reasons, the primary accommodation will
remain weekly COVID-19 PCR testing.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are
committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing
all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible,
and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more
inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and
consider applications to join our team from all qualified
candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all
applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment
(and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment
eligibility verification requirements.
AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for
COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations
as required by applicable law.
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