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Process Equipment Technician - 2nd Shift

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 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.

As the Mechanic, GMP Equipment Services you will responsible for performing line setup and maintenance (scheduled and non-scheduled) of all GMP equipment within operations which includes, but is not limited to, the aseptic filling line (vial washer, tunnel, filler, lyophilizer, capper), compounding system, component preparation, terminal sterilizer for diluent product, small parts washer/dryer, autoclave/VHP pass thru unit, secondary packaging line, vial labeler, vision inspection machine and clean utilities (Di System, Clean steam system, WFI system.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist production management in the execution of setup activities to ensure efficient, timely and smooth operations.

  • Set up, operation of and assessing/resolving equipment mechanical problems of all GMP equipment and utilities in the Controlled Classified and non-Classified Production/utility areas (A/B, C, D, clean utility area and packaging area) including but not limited to stopper processor, vial washer, tunnel, capper, filler, autoclaves, VHP pass-thru, small parts washer/dryer, lyophilizer, secondary packaging, labeller, visual inspection machine DI system, Clean steam system and WFI system.

  • Perform corrective and preventive maintenance on all packaging/processing equipment and clean utilities.

  • Work directly with vendors or independently to resolve mechanical issues with GMP equipment/utilities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Must be available to work weekends, as needed.

**This role will be M-F 3pm-11pm.

Requirements:

  • Associates degree or combination of education and work related experience (Mechanical or Electrical degree or tech school preferred).

  • Minimum two (2) years of pharmaceutical industry or related experience.

  • Experience with packaging or robotics preferred.

  • Demonstrated effective communicating and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working in controlled critical areas (A, B, C, D or ISO5, 7, 8) is preferred.

  • Proficient with MicroSoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Able to work under pressure

  • Time management

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to aseptically gown and/or sterile gown as needed.

  • Practical knowledge of GMP’s and working in an SOP environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Standard Manufacturing Plant Working Conditions

  • 60%-70% of time spend on the shop floor

  • Regularly required to talk and hear

  • Frequently required to stand and walk

  • May be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

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.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $38,013.00 to $88,400.00, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. If hired to work 2nd in this role, the pay differential will be 10%. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance.

Benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees, a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full time employees to accrue up to 120 hours in the first four (4) years of employment, and 160 hours in the fifth (5th) year of employment as well as 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

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.

Location:

Parsippany, New Jersey