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Pharmaceutical Technician, Packaging (2nd Shift: M-Th: 4:00 - 2:30am)

Company: Purdue Pharma
Location: Wilson
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Pharmaceutical Technician, Packaging (2nd Shift: M-Th: 4:00 - 2:30am)

4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA

Req #172

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market medications and consumer health products to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians, and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

For close to two decades Purdue has engaged in many initiatives to stem prescription opioid abuse. We are committed to bringing lifesaving relief to communities and individuals suffering from substance use disorder and overdose.We are currently developing or supporting the development of two essential life-saving opioid overdose reversal medications and have the capability to manufacture others for medication assisted treatment. Providing these medicines has the potential to improve and save countless lives.

We are driven by our purpose:Compassion for patients and excellence for science inspire our pursuit of new medicines.

We are building an exciting path forward, and we are committed to recruiting a dedicated team of professionals who advance our expertise through a commitment to Purdue's Values: IntegrityandCourage, underpinned byInnovation, and always inCollaborationwith each other.

At Purdue Pharma and our subsidiaries, you have a unique career opportunity to work differently, uncover and seize new opportunities, and take a hands-on, ownership approach to your work.We go beyond traditional roles and find creative ways to extend our skills and interests, challenging ourselves to contribute in different, meaningful ways. We strive to create an environment where you can bring your best to work each day.We welcome the opportunity to have you on our team!

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to: actual or perceived race, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, color, age, creed, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status and military service, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws and ordinance.

For more information about your rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

  • E-Verify (English and Spanish)

  • Right to Work (English and Spanish)

  • Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (English)

  • Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (Spanish)

    We strive to make our Career opportunities website accessible to all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please email: careers@pharma.com. This email is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require assistance accessing our careers website.

    Job Summary

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

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Follow Master Batch Records for the packaging of controlled, oral solid dose (OSD) and other dosage forms when required.

    • Perform 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 packaging equipment.

      • Perform in-process testing and inspections as required by Master Batch Record (weighing, tablet thickness, tablet hardness, friability, visual inspection, etc.).

      • Clean and sanitize packaging equipment including walls, floors, and ceilings per SOPs.

      • Report accidents and unsafe conditions or unusual circumstances to supervisor.

      • Complete accurate and timely documentation. Follow good documentation practices in accordance with GMP.

      • Process labeling and components correctly; transferring, counting, FIFO, returns, etc. during packaging processes.

        • Actively participate in Production team and Site communication meetings.

        • Maintain regular and punctual attendance; work overtime as required.

        • Support GMP investigations and events.

        • Identify and report potential GMP impacting situations.

        • Contribute to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) writing in your technical area.

          Education and Experience Requirements

          • High School Diploma or equivalent.

            • Minimum of one - five years pharmaceutical industry experience preferred 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.

                • Preferred experience in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals in assigned process area. Process areas include: Pharmacy/Dispensing, Granulation/Blending, Compression, Bead Coating, Extrusion, Encapsulation and Coating; Packaging with Serialization.

                  Supervisor Responsibilities (if applicable)

                  The Pharmaceutical Technician has no direct reports.

                  Additional Information/General/Organizational

                  • Quality/Compliance: Achieve a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes while maintaining compliance with policies and all regulatory requirements.

                  • Communication: Clear, accurate, effective and timely written and verbal communication.Strong attention to detail and ability to write and record data legibly and accurately in accordance with cGMP regulations.

                  • Teamwork/Collaboration: Work effectively with others to achieve goals, build strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

                    • Critical thinking/problem solving: general ability to collect, organize and analyze data. Ability to recognize, analyze and solve a variety of problems.

                      • Initiative: Ability to take ownership of work, doing what is needed without being asked and appropriate follow-through.

                      • Adaptability: Being receptive to feedback, willingness to learn, and open to continuous improvement.

                      • Operational Excellence: Embrace and support Operational Excellence Culture and Initiatives.

                      • Accountability: Demonstrate ambition and discipline to achieve organizational and career goals

                        • Availability: To work site schedule of 10.5 hours a day, Monday-Thursday and overtime as needed.

                          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.

                                • Lift and maneuver empty drums weighing up to 40 pounds up to five times per day; push and maneuver drums containing product weighing up to 275 pounds up to five times per day.

                                  • 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.

                                    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


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