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Pharmaceutical Formulation Technician
Ref No.: 18-12471
Location: Wilson, North Carolina
 Job Title: Pharmaceutical Formulation Technician
Location: Wilson, NC 27893
Duration: 7 Months
FOR SECOND SHIFT- MON-THURS  4 PM-2:30 AM
 
Job Description:
The Pharmaceutical Process Technician will efficiently, effectively, and safely clean, set-up, and operate machinery in the manufacturing and/or packaging area while adhering to applicable cGMPs, SOPs, FDA, and DEA guidelines.  
Core Functions/Duties:
o             Follow Master Batch Records for the manufacturing and packaging of controlled, oral solid dose (OSD) and other dosage forms when required.
o             Prepare raw materials, blends, and bulk accountability throughout manufacturing processes.
o             Performs weight checks for incoming and dispensed materials ensuring compliance with established procedures. Operates scales including set-up, verification, leveling and challenging.
o             Identify, report, and resolve quality issues.
o             Safely and in compliance with batch records and SOPs, set up, operate, and clean manufacturing and/or packaging equipment (oral solid dose manufacturing may include rotor sieves, granulators, blenders, coaters, encapsulators, compression machines, etc.).
o             Perform in-process testing and inspections as required by Master Batch Record (weighing, tablet thickness, tablet hardness, friability, visual inspection, etc.).
o             Clean and sanitize manufacturing rooms including walls, floors, and ceilings per SOPs.
o             Report accidents and unsafe conditions or unusual circumstances to supervisor.
o             Complete accurate and timely documentation Follow good documentation practices in accordance with GMP.
o             Handle labeling and components correctly; transferring, counting, FIFO, returns, etc. during packaging processes.
o             Participate in Production team and Site communication meetings.
o             Support GMP investigations and events.
o             Identify and report potential GMP impacting situations.
o             Contribute to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) writing in your technical area.
Qualifications
o             High School Diploma or equivalent.
o             Minimum of one – five years pharmaceutical industry experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education, mechanical skill, and experience in a similar industry.
Technical Skills
o             General ability to perform basic to complex mathematical computations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the Metric System of Measurement.
Preferred experience in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals, process areas include:  Pharmacy/Dispensing and Granulation/Blending.