Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

  • Chemical Process Operator I

    Job Location US-NJ-Cherry Hill
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/10/2018 8:58 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Function
    Cherry Hill Second Shift
  • Overview

    This is a 2nd Shift Position located in Cherry Hill, NJ.


    Using company procedures and guidelines, the Chemical Process Operator I is responsible for a limited spectrum of duties within the department.  This may include but is not restricted to:  weighing, mixing, equipment cleaning, tank cleaning, tank movement and PM activities, etc. 


    1. Sets up & operates equipment such as scales, mixers, pumps, CIP units, tanks and material handling equipment
    2. Maintains accurate records, i.e., log books, raw material inventories, reconcilliations and batch records
    3. Moves raw material as required for mixing, weighing and storage
    4. Weighs all chemicals to prepare cleaning solution batches and production batches
    5. Assists Lead person production batches per approved batch record
    6. Transfers finished batches to specified area for further processing
    7. Adheres strictly to cGMPs and SOPs to ensure the quality and integrity of products
    8. Performs clean-up of equipment and rooms as necessary
    9. Collects samples, performs other quality checks as necessary
    10. Performs preventive maintenance tasks on compounding equipment, such as tanks, mixers and pumps as required or as instructed by supervisor or designee.
    11. Refers process issues to supervisor or designee 
    12. Informs supervisor of maintenance and/or safety issues
    13. Works overtime with short notice when production requires
    14. Performs all other duties as determined by supervisor and management

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities, however, the ability to assume higher level responsibilities and/or have demonstrated leadership abilities is preferred.  Training others is not a requirement of this job.


    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor Degree with strong Math or Science emphasis required.


    Experience Requirements:

    Minimum 1 year Pharmaceutical liquid batching experience or other batching experience or 1 year of practical laboratory experience or equivalent.


    Language Skills:

    Good oral and written communication skills are essential.  Must be able to document process issues in a clean, concise manner in accordance with cGMPs and SOPs.


    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Must be able to read and understand complex formulation procedures.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to examine problem areas and make recommendations for corrective action.  Must be able to comprehend and follow all applicable SOPs.


    Physical Demands:

    Heavy continuous exertion.  Movement and weighing of heavy containers up to 100 lbs., lifts 45 – 50 lbs. 25 – 50% of time.  Movement of portable tanks may require the use of a power pusher which requires 20/40 distance vision and ability to pass a whisper test (or have no worse that 40 dBA in the better ear).  Must be able to stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to climb ladders and platforms to dispense chemicals.  Must be able to wear required PPE (See Work Environment below).


    Work Environment:

    Work involves exposure to raw materials which requires special handling and protective equipment. Operators are exposed to raw materials 80% of the time.  Must work in compounding suites wearing company issued frock (long laboratory coat), hood, and boots.  Must wear PAPRs and successfully complete and pass pulmonary function testing.  The noise level is moderate to loud in CIP Wash Rooms.  Use of hearing protection may be required.  The use of sanitizing agents to clean the compounding rooms may be moderately disagreeable.



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