Production Technician - 12 hour shift

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Posted
Sep 29, 2021
Ref
4825086
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

ROLE SUMMARY

The Production Technician (SVP Solutions Operator) is required to comply with Pfizer policies, procedures, quality standards, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), as well as safety and environmental regulations.

The Production Technician will operate equipment that mixes active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients and other components to specified standards following written directions from a batch record. 

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the operation of production equipment, performing routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, change over’s, adjustments, and repairs of production and process equipment, for the facility and/or utility equipment

  • Responsible for weighing, measuring, and charging ingredients and inspecting solution complete dissolution.

  • Responsible for the pre/post cleaning of all equipment necessary for batch manufacture.

  • Responsible for maintaining proper process parameters. (i.e. mixing time, speed, temperature and any other applicable variables.

  • Prepares tanks, cleans tanks, and area related equipment before and after solution manufacturing.

  • Weighs drugs, cleans and sets up test filter, withdraws samples, performs some testing (ph, conductivity, oxidizable substances, etc) as needed for solution manufacture.

  • Performs in process pH checks for solutions and makes adjustments as needed.

  • Keeps accurate records as needed for solution manufacture and prepares solutions as directed by work order.

  • Documents work in the work order packages as needed.

  • Keeps accurate records as needed for solution manufacture and prepares solutions as directed by work order.

  • Documents work in the work order packages as needed.

  • Must proactively support shutdowns by creating punch-lists, ensuring spare parts are ordered/working with the maintenance team to support and organize maintenance shutdown activities.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School/GED required

  • Pharmaceutical Production Experience required, specifically SVP solutions/formulation.

  • Demonstrated experience with complex SVP solution formulation is required with a minimum of 2 years experience.

  • Must be able to work with computerized drug weigh programs.

  • Have some knowledge of chemistry, the metric system, scales, and the filtration process.

  • Must be able to evaluate prepared solutions to confirm dissolution of all drug components.

  • Must be able to confirm cleaned equipment meets the requirements of “visually clean”.

  • Operators are required to wear personal protective equipment as indicated by area standard operating procedures.

  • Must have the ability to recognize when processes, procedures, equipment, product, commodities, etc are out of specifications.  Failure to exercise independent judgment may result in spoiled batches, lots, loads, commodities, up to and including a product re-inspection or recall.  Improper use or monitoring of equipment may result in substantial downtime, equipment and material or product loss.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A.S. degree or a Bachelors Degree in business, math, or science or similar field with minimum “c” average preferred.

  • Experience with supporting engineering teams and development of new processes preferred

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of HMI operation is preferred

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

•  Must be able to read, interpret, and perform job duties as prescribed in the operating procedure.

•  Must demonstrate experience and competence in following detailed instructions.

•  Must be able to read and interpret equipment data and demonstrate ability to communicate work requirement and problems in a concise and accurate manner.

• Must be able to work in a controlled temperature environment wearing clean room attire.  On occasion, steam, noise, chemical odors, and fumes may be present.

•  Stand up to10 -12 hours per shift, sit for up to 5-6 hours per shift, regularly lift up to 50 pounds per activity 1 time per shift, walk, climb stairs, climb ladders/walk on catwalks, occasionally may lift over 50 pounds with assistance

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

12 hour 2-2-3 rotating shift Day shift

Last Date to Apply for Job: October 14th 2021
    Eligible for Relocation Package: NO
    Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
 

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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