Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Packaging Sample Technician in Clayton, North Carolina

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

SHIFT: 1st

HOURS: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm / Monday - Friday

The Packaging Sample Technician is responsible for accurately inspecting and selecting product samples for both routine and non-routine quality and stability testing purposes.

Primary Responsibilites:

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

  • Interpret sample tables and non-routine sample request forms to ensure accurate removal of product samples from lots/batches. Inspect samples for defects.

  • Deliver samples to various Quality Laboratories for required testing.

  • Operate the desktop vacuum test instrument (i.e. Lighthouse, etc.)

  • Operate a computer to review and/or enter data into a variety of systems including but not limited to LIMS, SAP, etc

  • Must possess and maintain knowledge of various product specifications in order to ensure that correct components are used.

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

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

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

  • 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 with minimal supervision. Must be able to lift 45 pounds. Continuous standing, walking, bending and lifting is required. Overtime work may be required. Immunization required.

Education requirements:

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.

Experience requirements in addition to education:

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*. Exposure to office electrical equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, safety shoes, gloves and garments. Occasionally enters into confined spaces requiring squatting, kneeling or climbing. Work is performed standing for 6-8 hours per day with frequent walking. Frequent hand movement of 4-6 hours at one time 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. Light lifting and carrying of 15lbs. for 6-8 hours per day. Moderate lifting and carrying of 15-44lbs for 4-6 hours per day with a maximum lift of 45lbs. Occasionally bends and twists neck and waist. Occasionally reaches above and below shoulder height. Frequent foot movements. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, near 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 routine tasks that vary little each day by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.


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