Production Operator

  • Location: New Jersey
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #37301

Our client, a leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing located in Cranbury, NJ is seeking a Production Technician to join their team. Based on project requirements, he or she will be assigned to work (with complete training) in Granulation, Blending, Compression, Coating, Dispensing or Technical Service Department at the discretion of the Management. Performs miscellaneous inventory of consumables to ensure proper stock.

Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • Follow all procedures and policies in the manufacturing facility.
  • Be aware and read the latest versions of the SOP’s and document the same in the training record.
  • Clean, set up and operate all the related equipment in the manufacturing facility.
  • Produce pharmaceutical products according to cGMP’s.
  • Follow Good Documentation Practices.
  • Coordinate with Quality Assurance Department for line clearance after major or minor cleaning.
  • Coordinate with Engineering Department and or Production Supervisor for any Equipment/Facility breakdown with an appropriate work order.
  • Take the responsibility as a trainer to train a new employee and/or operator from other processing equipment.
  • Perform other tasks deemed necessary by the Production Supervisor.


Technical Knowledge

Basic knowledge of the manufacturing facility, equipment, and the working principle of the equipment.

Should have the technical skills required to trouble shoot problems in their processing area encountered during manufacturing.



  • High School Graduate or equivalent experience within a pharmaceutical facility.
  • Qualified in the operation of oral solids pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment
  • Basic computer skills with some understanding of MS Word and Excel a plus
  • Communication skills to manage the department and inter departmental co-ordination to perform the tasks required.
  • Ability to perform basic math, read, write, communicate and handle stress produced by time pressure, customer demands, etc.
  • Must be accessible to all laboratory, manufacturing, and office areas. Must be able to climb ladders safely. Must be able to wear the required PPR for entering processing area. Specific vision requires include reading of written documents and use of a computer. Must be able to sit or stand and walk for prolonged periods of time and lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to write legibly and have good attention to detail.
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