Sanitization Technician - 2nd Shift

Job Description

Prepare line/equipment to fill aseptic products, in accordance with applicable standards (e.g., cGxP, SOPs).

Planning - Plan work activities in accordance with production schedule, and shifting priorities.
• Verify production schedule to determine & adjust activities according to production priorities
• Ensure that materials needed for production is available
• Coordinate work activities with coworkers Technical - Clean and prepare equipment for aseptic filling operations, in accordance with standards and procedures (cGxP, SOPs, etc.)
• Strictly adhere to Current cGMP, Current cGDP, and SOPs. Resolve and/or report all discrepancies immediately
• Operate Clean-in-Place (CIP) and Steam-in-Place (SIP) on fill line equipment in accordance with SOPs and quality standards
• Prepare fill line equipment for sterilization
• Perform CIP, SIP, and Flush operations for all lines
• Prepare and change out filters for aseptic and non-aseptic activities (e.g., Preventive Maintenance and sterile filtration)
• Complete required documentation (MBRs, SOPs, log books, etc.) in accordance with cGMP and cGDP
• Troubleshoot & fix minor aseptic problems line/equipment, alerting maintenance or supervisors as needed Team - Collaborate with co-workers to meet business objectives
• Share knowledge & experience with co-workers to develop team's overall capability
• Develop personal knowledge and skill, continuously learn
• Adapt schedule to flexible work hours
• Sponsor/train coworkers who are new
• Be flexible with respect to assignments, work schedules

Interfaces - Coordinate with other shifts and departments to ensure smooth execution of work
• Communicate & work with QA on product quality issues & compliance activities
• Communicate & work with Maintenance to resolve problems with equip
• Exchange accurate & complete information regarding production w/ supervisor
• Communicate & work with Materials Control to ensure efficient flow of materials & products
• Communicate & work with Quality Control to ensure proper technique as well as good aseptic technique

Safety/Housekeeping - Keep work areas clean and free of hazards or dangerous conditions
• Follow department & company safety guidelines
• Perform duties in accordance with HSE standards
• Adhere to garbing requirements in accordance with SOPs
• Adhere to all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines at all times
• Participate in site safety programs
• Perform routine cleaning on line/equipment & work areas
• Identify & report safety hazards or unsafe behavior

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

• High school diploma, or equivalent (e.g., GED)
• Preferred: Previous experience in a clean room environment and working with automated equipment in a manufacturing environment

Other qualifications
• High degree of mechanical aptitude
• Able to function in a team environment
• Able to function in a fast paced machine environment
• Able to operate computerized equipment
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Able to lift 45 lbs

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