Northridge, CA

IDD Packaging Tech

POSITION TITLE: IDD Packaging Technician
REPORTS TO: (Manager's title) Production Shift Supervisor
DEPARTMENT, JOB GRADE: Manufacturing, P107
LOCATION: Northridge
FLSA Status (US Only): Non-Exempt
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An IDD packaging Technician is responsible for setting up run and trouble shoot the packaging lines. Demonstrates commitment to success of the department, support the team in all job responabilities contributes to problem solving efforts in production. works with Maintenance and engineering to work on improvement efforts the packaging Technician utilizes their trouble shooting skills to reduce downtime on the line. Safety focused mindset and willing to highlight opportunities to make something safer

In order of importance, indicate the primary responsibilities critical to the performance of the role. Identify 5-8 key areas that highlight accountability and level of judgment required. Ensure GMP tasks and those required by regulation are clearly documented.

  • Operates Auto or Semi-Auto Packaging equipment and pallet jack and Standup forklift. Completes In-process audits, equipment challenges, troubleshooting of all equipment issues and changeovers to achieve shift target.
  • Follows the escalation process; sets goal to minimize equipment down time per established targets.
  • Works closely with maintenance personnel and Engineering to identify and troubleshoot equipment problems to improve OEE.
  • Must be qualified to use respirator, or Versaflo.
  • Must be efficient in serialization process as well Optel.
  • Must be familiar with Dayforce.
  • Familiar with D365 to complete all the required training.
  • In accordance with Safety and NRSOP's, GMP's and Pkg Standards, cleans, maintains, sets up and adjusts all packaging machinery.
  • Adjusts as necessary to packaging equipment to ensure finished product quality conformance.
  • Complete Setups and changeovers to where there is minimal troubleshooting to get the line running
  • Records information on reconciliation, manufacturing orders, changes logbooks, labels, etc., in accordance with NRSOPs, GMP, and good documentation practice requirements. Ensuring the appropriate materials are checked- in to the lot.
  • Checks and verifies count of material delivered to lines by warehouse personnel and label vault prior to line startup
  • Counts and prepares returns to warehouse and if needed to the label vault at conclusion of run. Prepares pallets of finished goods for transfer to warehouse using D365.
  • Schedules job assignments on the lines, ensuring all coverage for the line is complete and updates daily on the tier 1 board and participates.
  • Monitors line operations continuously. May need to assist on more than one line at a time for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Performs all department operations consistently at standard cost and quality levels and has sufficient knowledge of job duties to function as SME for training purposes when needed.
  • Becomes qualified in job performance by completing all modules required.
  • Operates manual pallet jack and must obtain license to operate standup forklifts.
  • Gives and accepts constructive feedback. Provide unbiased input on performance of operators and contract workers.
  • Knows and uses good safety practices and takes ownership for running a safe operation.
  • Performs general housekeeping duties and specific cleaning of the area.
  • Performs specific equipment and facility cleaning procedures in accordance with NRSOP's and GMP's.
  • Recognizes quality improvement opportunities that apply to area. Sets error free goals and works for successful completion of those goals.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
  • Follows procedures for Vorne usage on the line knows the appropriate barcode for each piece of equipment and for lunches and breaks.

Secondary Job Responsibilities:
§ When required, may cover for and/or relieve operators on the packaging line.
§ Performs material handling operations as required.
§ Functions as the SME packaging technician for training purposes for all the required packaging equipment.
§ As required, participates in engineering equipment and process improvement projects.
§ May be required to temporarily change shifts, work mandatory overtime or to help in other sections/departments in IDD and to attend overtime meetings.
§ Takes the initiative to help when required or needed within the total production operation.
§ Hazardous Waste duties, including handling or processing hazardous waste.


  • are job related, consistent with business requirements and necessary for the performance of an essential function of this role including: education requirements the role holder must possess, such as a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree, certifications or other post graduate qualifications, the type and length of experience needed to perform effectively in the role, and the skills, knowledge and attributes a candidate must possess in order to be competent in the position.

§ High school diploma or GED and 12 to 15 months of
experience in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
§ Excellent attention to detail is essential.
§ Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions; able to read, write legibly, understand, and communicate in English.
§ Must become qualified in job performance within the specified amount of time allowed.
§ Uses a calculator and has good basic math skills including metric conversions and percentages.
§ Excellent teamwork & inter-personal skills, able to effectively communicate process and equipment information to co-workers and FOT management when needed.
§ Physical effort involves lifting 25-65 lbs. (latter on occasion)
§ Good mechanical skills to ensure that packaging equipment is operating per established standards and procedures.
§ Time management; plans daily tasks for an efficient operation and the effective use of resources.
§ Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

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