Pharmaceutical Packaging Associate

Chicago, IL 60616

Employment Type: Contract to Perm Job Category: Chemist/ Lab Job Number: MC97175343 Compensation: $25 / hour

Job Description

Title:  Pharmaceutical Packaging Associate
Location:  Chicago, IL
Hire Type:  Contract-to-Hire
Target Pay Rate:  $24.00/hour (W2)
Shift:  Rotates every 2 weeks between 1st and 2nd shift

Overview:
Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.

Job Summary:
The Packaging Associate is responsible for the packaging of manufactured biotechnology products for clinical and commercial human use. Must comply with set policies, procedures (SOP), FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), and any other government requirements.

Job Duties:
  • Performs Line Inspection/Line clearance of Packaging area.
  • Operates syringe or Vial labeling, label counting, blister packaging, check weigher, serialization, aggregation, and temper evident sealing Machines by following SOP.
  • Visually inspects labeled syringes, blister packs, printed cartons, or shippers for any defects.
  • Responsible for submission of samples.
  • Packs syringes with other necessary components manually in cartons.
  • Checks weight of cartons to ensure there are no missing components.
  • Packs good cartons into shipper and do palletization.
  • Submits documents and material requests to start packaging operation to respective department.
  • Verifies all drug product syringes before starting any packaging activity.
  • Electronically records all the process steps (If required).
  • Completes logbooks, Batch Records, and other cGMP documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Removes and disposes soiled / expired, rejected syringes, materials from the area.
  • Ensures that the packaging rooms and surrounding areas are maintained within the required conditions for clean room manufacturing.
  • Reports all nonconformance or events that arise during the shift to the Supervisor.
  • Complies with all safety, cGMP and Company policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Performs other functions (Manufacturing, Visual inspection) as required or assigned.

Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of packaging experience in a pharmaceutical or cGMP environment.
  • Ability to understand technical information, procedures, batch records, and other documents.
  • Ability to operate complex systems and equipment in accordance with current GMPs, SOPs, and safety guidelines under minimum supervision.
  • Basic skills for identifying problems and troubleshooting, as well as understanding of computer systems and software.
  • Knowledge of GMP and safety requirements.
  • Knowledge of biotechnology operations such as, Aseptic Filtration Systems, Aseptic Sampling, Filter Integrity Testing, stirrer plate, floor scale, peristaltic pump, Weigh Scales, etc. is highly desirable.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

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