For over 65 years, pharmaceutical and biotech companies have partnered with Simtra BioPharma Solutions (Simtra) to bring their sterile injectable products to market. 

Simtra is a world-class Contract Development Manufacturing Organization with facilities in Indiana, US and Halle/Westfalen, Germany.  We offer a wide-range of delivery systems including prefilled-syringes, liquid/lyophilized vials, diluents for reconstitution, powder-filled vials, and sterile crystallization.  Our product types include biologics and small molecules, cytotoxics, highly potent compounds, diluents for reconstitution and vaccines – which are all directly injected into patients worldwide.  As such, at Simtra, there is a strong emphasis on quality and continuous improvement.  We hold ourselves to the highest quality and regulatory standards.

While our primary focus is cGMP manufacturing, we offer many support services including formulation and development, lyophilization optimization, global regulatory support, and secondary packaging.

In addition to unmatched expertise and experience, we offer a uniquely collaborative approach.  Clients look to Simtra as an extension of their own companies.

It is very rewarding industry to work in.  Our teams are driven to help clients scale, innovate, and bring-life changing medicines to patients worldwide.


 

Summary 

The Capping Operator (Operator II) position supports aseptic filling operations by staging and delivering components, conducting in-process testing, operating capping equipment, conducting inspections of filled units, batch count reconciliation, and terminal sterilization in conformance with current Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Documentation Practices (cGMP/GDP) standards. The Capping Operator will also initiate minor revisions to existing documents and troubleshoot simple processes / equipment failures. The Capping Operator may be required to cross-train as a support Operator for additional areas. This position reports to the Manufacturing Supervisor. 

This is a full time, 4 days/week (36 hours/week) shift. Plus required overtime.

This position is required to work all designated plant holidays. Training is approximately 4 weeks on 1st shift hours, Monday – Friday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Understand and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) 
  • Operate automated terminal sterilizers 
  • Perform product weight verification 
  • Perform routine cleanup, line clearances, and sanitizations as assigned by area supervision to maintain cGMP compliance within the work areas 
  • Perform sanitizations in a timely and effective manner in accordance with cGMPs and Baxter procedures, maintaining production schedule 
  • Maintain organization at all times within the classified areas to ensure equipment and product segregation, readiness and to prevent any contamination or rejection of batches 
  • Perform routine verification of equipment and instruments 
  • Setup and operate capping equipment 
  • Assist in the training and development of other team members 
  • Required to maintain attendance in accordance with the Bloomington Attendance Policy 
  • Scheduled weekend overtime will be required 

Work EnvironmentClassified pharmaceutical environment wearing required gowning as shown in attached documentMust be able to work safely with materials required to produce pharmaceutical products, including chemicals, compounds, glassware and sanitization solutions. 

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorilyThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability requiredReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions: 

  • Ability to work independently 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good documentation skills, including legible handwriting 
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Basic math skills 
  • Knowledge of aseptic manufacturing practices 
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures, specifications, and job-specific training materials 
  • Requires the operations of multiple types of equipment related to the manufacturing operations as well as hand operated equipment including, but not limited to, such things as calipers, scales, gauges, and other measuring devices 

Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or GED required, 6 months of previous Pharmaceutical or Manufacturing experience preferred. 

Language Skills:  Must be able to understand, speak, read and write English in order to comply with necessary SOP’, job-specific training materials, GMP’s, and other manuals. 

Physical Demands 

  • Occasional (0-33%)
  • Sitting, climbing stairs and ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, operating controls
  • Lifting and carrying up to 52 lbs
  • Pushing and pulling up to 22 lbs
  • Frequent (34-66%)
  • Standing, walking, reaching forward and overhead
  • Lifting and carrying up to 35 lbs
  • Pushing and pulling up to 24 lbs
  • Constant (67-100%)
  • Object handling, fingering, fine hand coordination, simple hand grasping, firm hand grasping 

Additional RequirementFinal candidates for Capping Operator will be required to pass a post offer/pre-employment job placement examination which will test the physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

 


 

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

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