Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Packaging Referee Inspector in Clayton, North Carolina

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of people. Our three divisions –Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital–develop, produce and market our innovative products and services to medical professionals in more than 100 countries.

We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. As a company devoted to improving the health and well-being of people, we are looking for talented professionals worldwide. Make a difference and join us in this challenging and rewarding enterprise.

2nd shift - 2:00 pm - 12:30 am / Monday-Thursday

The Packaging Referee Inspector's primary responsibility is to detect and identify defect trends during the inspection of manufactured products.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

  • Inspect and identify product defect trends within a given lot or batch and communicate the results to the Packaging Line Inspector, Packaging Coordinator, and departmentmanagement.

  • Document job tasks as required on the Batch Production Record (BPR), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document or other acceptable form(s).

  • Qualified to perform all tasks associated with the Packaging Operator and Packaging Line Inspector job descriptions.

  • Perform housekeeping tasks and maintain department housekeeping at an optimal level.

  • Adhere to all company safety and cGMP policies and practices.

  • Meet and maintain recertification requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Packaging Operator duties: Set-up, operate and troubleshoot various packaging equipment; Manually package products; Inspect packaged and pre-packaged products for possible defects; Conduct an accurate count of pre and post packaged products; May off load and load products from cages, carts, and boxes; and May operate material handling equipment such as pallet jacks, forklifts, etc.

Additional Packaging Line Inspector duties: Perform paced inspections of final container products for multiple categories of defects and Meet and maintain visual inspection recertification requirements through knowledge of the PDA Lexicon for glass defects and in-house training and certification standards.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Able to work effectively as a member of a team. Must be able to lift 45 pounds. Continuous standing, walking, bending and lifting is required. Overtime work may be required. Immunization required. Must pass annual vision testing for near vision and colorblindness. Able to identify product defects in accordance with the PDA Lexicon for glass defects and other applicable SOPs.


High school diploma or equivalent or Graduation from an accredited college/university with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Business, Teaching or a related curriculum or Completion of the BioWorks Certification Program.


One year of packaging inspection experience preferably obtained in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment.

Work is performed in a manufacturing environment with rotating shifts. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to chemicals, electrical manufacturing equipment, hand tools and moving machinery. Exposure to high levels of noise and to extreme cold below 32*. Occasional entry into confined spaces requiring kneeling and squatting. Operates forklifts, tractors and power equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, safety shoes, gloves and garments. Work is performed standing and walking for 4-6 hours per day. Bending and twisting neck and waist for 4-6 hours per day. Frequent hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Frequent foot movement. Frequent moderate lifting and carrying of 15-44lbs. Frequent heavy lifting and carrying of 45lbs. with a maximum lift of 50lbs. Occasionally reaches above and below shoulder height. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, depth perception and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Frequently performs simple and routine tasks that vary little each day by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.


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