Packaging Technician II

Huntsville, AL, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Responsible for labeling, inspecting and packaging of final container products with manual and/or automated packaging systems from distribution center to customer or clinical trial sites.

Weighs, measures and checks packaging components and final product to ensure batches manufactured are packaged in specified quantities. Aides in validating processes and equipment that are directly related to packaging and cleaning. Responsible for cleaning equipment and facilities used for packaging. Set-up, change-over and operate labeling and packaging equipment. Responsible for data entry and imprinting computer-generated labels. Maintains records and manufacturing/production area to comply with regulatory requirements, current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) and standard operating procedures. Performs initial check of completed documents for completeness and accuracy. Works on projects that are semi-routine in nature. Normally follows established procedures with little oversight. Exercises judgment in resolving problems and making some routine recommendations. Provides Lab Support for manufacturing suites such as sampling materials and logging them in for analysis. Learns to run equipment by reading and understanding SOPs. Supports processing and packaging by adhering to SOPs. Works on assignments that are semi routine in nature but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice. May provide technical training to others. Supports investigations, completes batch record review, inputs Statistical Process Control (SPC) data, completes batch record reconciliations as needed and revises SOPs in EDMS system. Troubleshoots and offers ideas for improvements. Adheres to safety procedures. Interacts with other departments to share information. Performs other duties as assigned.

BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other science related program, or High School diploma (or equivalent) and minimum 2 years of experience in a packaging or chemical processing setting is required. Experience with Safety procedures. Solid written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Experience operating manufacturing or laboratory equipment is required. Strong Mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, ability to perform routine adjustments on standard packaging equipment is required. Computer skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint are required. Must be able to perform basic math skills (multiplication, division, ratios, and percentages). Must be familiar with the metric system and conversion methods. Ability to multi-task, work in an organized manner, and possess trouble-shooting skills.

Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be detail oriented and able to follow written procedures. Employee may be required to perform tasks essential to the job function in areas that require the use of hearing protection devices. Performance of tasks essential to the job function may require the employee to work directly with, handle, or otherwise come in to contact with chemicals or pharmaceutical agents. Employees must be able to wear a respiratory protection (filtering face piece, full-face, powered air purifying respirator, or supplied air) for certain tasks essential to the job function. Employees must be able to accurately detect color and have 20/20 vision (with/without corrective lenses). Employees may be required to enroll in a medical surveillance program based on the potential exposure to certain health hazards encountered as a result of their job function.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.