Packaging Operator 2 9/20/2017
Saint Louis, MO
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY A career with us is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.
MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.
Your role: To semi-automatically and automatically portion chemicals into containers, automatically and manually cap and label those containers per packaging specifications. Complete appropriate packaging documentation per FDA, ISO and GMP procedures and deliver products to inventory.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assemble and package chemical kits Package Kits
Fill, cap and label chemical products Independently set-up and operate automated fill lines
Perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to semi-automated equipment
Organize and set-up the filling of large hazardous fills using equipment
Trouble shoot automated and semi-automated cappers
Manually fill liquids or powders
Utilize semi-automated equipment to fill liquids or powders
Fill products utilizing aseptic technique
Perform filling tasks in environmentally monitored controlled areas
Fill hazardous products
Transfer bulk utilizing peristaltic pumps
Filter bulk material using pumps and in-line filters or vacuum filters
Operate automated and semi-automated cappers
Manually torque caps with wrenches as necessary
Assist with loading bottles and pack-off during fill line operation
Set up and operate automated labelers
Hand label as necessary
Follow all quality and safety procedures. Support quality systems. Train operators on semi-automated filling equipment
Follow safety procedures at all times
Document all equipment used and verify calibration status
Don, doff, use and clean personal protective equipment appropriately
Be familiar with hazards common to assigned work and take action to correct unsafe situations
Participate in required safety activities such as training sessions, meetings, and safety inspections.
Develop and assist in the implementation of process improvement ideas
Train operators on general packaging, quality, and safety practices and documentation
Comply with the requirements of ISO 13485 and ISO 9001
Participate in building and departmental 5S activities. Maintain good housekeeping and audit readiness.
Who you are:
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. College level chemistry coursework is desirable.
Experience: Related chemical packaging or scientific/laboratory experience is required. Position requires a minimum of 3 months experience in an ISO/GMP regulated environment.
Knowledge and Skills: Ability to set-up and troubleshoot automated packaging equipment
Safe chemical handling methods
Verbal and written communication skills
Strong PC skills
Mechanical skills including the ability to use pumps, electronic balances, and material handling equipment
Ability to train others and work in a team setting
Good time management and organizational skills
Strong math skills including metrics and conversions
Knowledge of ISO and GMP quality standards
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEEDS
Extended periods of standing and repetitive movements. Working with and in proximity of hazardous chemicals and human source materials.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is exposed to fumes or airborne particles and reactive, toxic or caustic conditions. The employee occasionally is exposed to extreme, non-weather related cold and heat, wet humid conditions, and vibration. The employee may work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, reach above the shoulders, use feet to operate equipment and stoop, kneel, twist, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle materials and operate tools and equipment and stand. The employee may be required to wear an air helmet, mask, safety shoes, apron rubber and tyvek suits, protect gloves, and safety glasses and goggles while performing in this position. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 lbs. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.
MilliporeSigma is a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany.