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Production Operator I/II (Multiple Openings)

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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 1/25/2017

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Job Classification
Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED



The purpose of this position is to perform the tasks and operations that support the bulk manufacturing and/or filling operation in the preparation for and sterile production of liquid injectable, sustained release pharmaceutical products under cGMP regulations. These products are manufactured under the most stringent of conditions, and a strong work ethic and pride of workmanship are a must.


* Integrity test filters, wash glassware and parts, prep and autoclave parts

* Order materials, dispense materials

* Perform weighing operations and parts of solution prep

* Assist with vial washing and depyrogenation

* Stock Production gown areas

* Read, comprehend, and adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs)

* Initiate Incident Reports in Track Wise

* Complete GMP documentation (Batch Records, Forms, Charts)

* Communicate floor observations to supervisory staff

* Complete training and qualification in clean room gowning practices and procedures

* Sanitizing and/or decontaminating production areas

* Support departmental medium qualification requirements

* Contribute to the authoring and revision of standard operating procedures

* Assist in maintaining the production areas in a cGMP state at all times

* Adhere to EH&S policies, procedures, and guidelines

* Inspect finished products*

* *Note: Employees participating in inspection activities must meet inspection requirements.


* A high school diploma/GED is required, plus minimum 1 year of pharmaceutical experience. Relevant experience may be substituted for diploma/GED requirement.

* Bachelor s degree from an accredited college/university may be substituted for industry experience.

* The ability and willingness to work as a team player and possess good interpersonal skills

* Must have good attention to detail and documentation skills,

* Must have good reading and comprehension skills with the ability to follow written procedures, drawings and charts.

* Must be able to effectively communicate with the rest of the team

* Must possess strong written and verbal English communication skills

* Should be organized and able to work to the schedule

* Ability to operate in a clean room environment

* Must understand and be proficient with basic arithmetic calculations, including calculating elapsed time and ratio calculations

* Computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel is required