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Operator I, Production (2nd Shift)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

Ferring US is Great Places to Work® Certified. Earning this certification means that Ferring US is one of the best companies to work for in the country. Our people are at the core of what makes Ferring a great place to work. Putting people first, strengthening our workplace culture, and ensuring that it is a safe, equitable, and welcoming place to work is a priority at Ferring, and it always will be.

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.


The incumbent is responsible for the execution of all aspects of parenteral manufacturing which includes, but is not limited to, the aseptic filling/lyophilization, compounding, component preparation, terminal sterilization of diluent product and in-process control of sterile pharmaceuticals. The incumbent interacts with QC, QA, Tech services, Maintenance, IT, Materials Management, Product Development and other departments as required. This position is a 2nd shift assignment.

  • Assist production management in coordinating process activities to assure efficient, timely and smooth operations.

  • Become proficient at set up, operation of and assessing/resolving minor equipment mechanical problems of all equipment in the Controlled Classified Production areas (A/B, C, D) including but not limited to stopper processor, vial washer, tunnel, capper, filler, autoclaves, VHP pass-thru, small parts washer/dryer and lyophilizer.

  • May provide general or direct supervision to non-exempt employees. A portion of the time may be spent performing individual tasks.

  • Adhere to cGMPs, SOPs, Batch Record Processing Steps and site safety policies.

  • Assist supervision with SOP development and review.

  • Review manufacturing batch records.

  • Cross train as packaging operator and sanitization technician in order to provide backup if needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree preferred or combination of education and work related experience.

  • Preferred pharmaceutical industry or related experience.

  • Demonstrated effective communicating and interpersonal skills.

  • Previous experience working in controlled critical areas (Grade A/B, C, D or ISO5, 7, 8).

  • Excellent written and communication skills.

  • Ability to stand on feet for up to four hours at a time.

  • Be able to lift, push, and /or pull up to 25 pounds.

  • Be able to independently gown for aseptic processing.

  • Meet minimal visual acuity requirements necessary for quality assessments in a production or packaging environment.

  • Be able to be medically cleared to wear full face tight fitting respirator based on OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard.

  • This position requires oversight in GMP areas (Grade A/B, C and D) within the Parsippany manufacturing facility and the incumbent must demonstrate an ability to enter these GMP areas by passing established gown qualifications.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Ferring offers a competitive total compensation package inclusive of but not limited to the following benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation policy, paid holidays, sick days, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, flexible savings accounts, short-term disability, long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance.


Parsippany, New Jersey