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Packaging Operator - (Mount Vernon, IN)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Mount Vernon, IN
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
High school or equivalent
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Job Description

Location: Mount Vernon,
United States
Job reference: R-014164

Posted date: Sep. 14, 2017

*There are currently six (6) Packaging Operator positions available.

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life.

As a Packaging Operator in Mount Vernon, IN you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

This position is responsible for producing packaged pharmaceutical products in a safe and efficient manner, complying with cGMP’s, SOPs, and site safety procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • You will operate packaging equipment (tablet fillers, thermoformers, labelers, case packers, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner.
  • You must understand and comply with cGMP’s, SOPs and site safety procedures.
  • You will verify correctness of product and components for the NDC packaged.
  • You will supply equipment with components and product. Lifting requirements may be up to 50 lbs.
  • You will perform detection system challenges on applicable equipment.
  • You will perform basic maintenance, changeover, set up, and troubleshooting of packaging equipment.
  • You will clean, purge, and inspect packaging equipment.
  • You will be accountable for accurately documenting, packaging and cleaning activities in logbooks and electronic systems.
  • You will perform quality attribute inspections and in-process testing (torques, induction seal integrity, leak tests, appearance, etc.)
  • You will rework packages according to SOPs or Rework Packaging Order to correct deviations.
  • You will attend regular SHE and GMP meetings
  • You will share knowledge with co-workers for training purposes.
  • You will work effectively in teams to meet monthly demand requirements.
  • You will identify areas for continuous improvement and efficiency improvements, and implement fixes for these ideas.
  • You will be 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)
  • You must be able to work off shifts, weekends, alternative schedules, and rotate between shifts when production demands require.
  • You must be flexible to change.
  • You will have the ability to perform duties with minimum supervision.


Essential Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • One year of experience in a production environment
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication and writing skills

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical production environment
  • Knowledge of cGMPs

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 who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.