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Pharmaceutical Technician Packaging (Onsite, Evening Shift 8p - 6:30a M-Th)

Company: Purdue Pharma
Location: Wilson
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Pharmaceutical Technician Packaging (Onsite, Evening Shift 8p - 6:30a M-Th)

4701 International Blvd, Wilson, NC 27893, USA
Req #230

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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: Integrity and Courage, underpinned by Innovation, and always in Collaboration with 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!

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:

  • Safely and in compliance with batch records and standard operating procedures, perform hands-on set-up (assembly/disassembly), operation, repair, adjustment, and cleaning of production equipment.
  • Follow Master Batch Records for the manufacture of controlled, oral solid dose (OSD) and other dosage forms when required.
  • Perform assigned production tasks to ensure timely completion of orders. Record all operations in batch records, logbooks and other controlled documents.
  • Prepare, verify, and load raw materials, blends, and ensure bulk product accountability throughout packaging processes.
  • Perform in-process inspection and testing for incoming, dispensed materials and packaged product ensuring compliance with established procedures.
  • Set-up, verify, level, challenge and operate scales, balances, and other types of measurement tools.
  • Identify, report, and resolve quality or machine efficiency issues.
  • Clean and sanitize packaging suites including walls, floors, and ceilings per SOPs.

  • 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.

    Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum one - five years pharmaceutical industry experience 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.
  • Experience in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals- Prior experience in one or more of the following area: Packaging

    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: Ability to work a 12.5 hour per day/3-day work week, Friday - Sunday with overtime as required.

    Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable):

    The Pharmaceutical Technician has no direct reports.

    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.
  • Operate of industrial hose (water) and physical exertion (repetitive wiping, rubbing and scrubbing) to clean equipment and room surfaces.
  • Lift and maneuver empty drums; push and maneuver drums containing product.
  • 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.

    Additional Information

    This position is a Pharmaceutical/Senior Pharmaceutical level position. Minimum required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities are included in the posting. The position will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    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.

    Purdue Pharma does not sponsor or facilitate any U.S. work/intern or training authorization for this position. All applicants must have unrestricted and independent authorization to work or participate in an internship or training program at Purdue Pharma.

    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:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (EEO)
  • EEO is the Law Poster Supplement
  • USERRA Rights
  • 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 or hiring process, please email the Talent Acquisition team at careers@pharma.com. This email is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require assistance.

    Purdue does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for any fees, commission, or any type of payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written agreement between Purdue and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

    Under certain state law, we may be required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education or training and experience, job related knowledge, and demonstrated skills aligned with Purdue's internal leveling guidelines and benchmarks. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received.

    Beware of scams involving fraudulent job postings misrepresenting Purdue. Recruitment fraud is a scam offering fictitious job opportunities. This type of fraud is normally perpetrated through fake websites, or through unsolicited e-mails claiming to be from the Company. These emails request that recipients provide personal information, and sometimes payments. To help protect yourself from fraudulent recruitment scams, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • Purdue never requests money or fees for any purpose during or after the hiring process.
  • The hiring process involves at least one interview (phone, virtual or in-person). The Talent Acquisition team corresponds from email addresses with the domain "@pharma.com".
  • The Talent Acquisition team does not request or require personal documents like bank account details, or credit card information as part of the recruitment process.

    If you are in doubt or unsure about the source of job posting or job offer, please visit the Career section on the Purdue website to verify the job or contact Purdue directly at careers@pharma.com.

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