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Operator I, Production 3rd shift

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

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 Operator I, Production you will are responsible for sterilization equipment, line disinfection, equipment cleaning, component transfer, and aseptic fill finish batch production in critical cleanroom environment.

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:

  • Perform aseptic processing tasks, including cleaning cGMP Areas, Parts Preparation Filter Integrity Testing sterilization, operating parts washers and autoclaves, perform tray loading and unloading, per wok instructions, standard operating procedures. Perform general material handling.
  • Set up, calibrate, and operate aseptic processing equipment such as isolators, filling machines, and autoclaves.
  • Assist with initial/subsequent validation of a new area, including manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Maintenance to troubleshoot issues and resolve deviations.
  • Participate in aseptic process simulations, media fills, and equipment qualifications.
  • Participate in in-process inspections and quality control checks to verify the integrity of product quality.
  • Complete applicable logbook, form, and batch record documentation as required while adhering to strict cGMP and Good Documentation Practices.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives by identifying opportunities to enhance processes, reduce waste, and increase efficiency.
  • Complete initial aseptic gowning and process qualification and maintain qualification to work within Grade A and Grade B cleaning environment.
  • Comply with policies, guidelines, and regulatory requirements of the Quality System and applicable current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
  • Other duties as required and assigned by management

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional technical or vocational education is a plus.
  • minimum 1 year experience working in the pharmaceutical/biopharma/biotech industry and within aseptic clean room environments.
  • Knowledge of aseptic gowning/ techniques, cleanroom protocols, and cGMP
  • Ability to read and comprehend work instructions and standard operating procedures
  • Ability to understand equipment alarms and escalate as necessary.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and documentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a controlled aseptic environment, following gowning and hygiene protocols.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility to work in shifts, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, as required by production schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Lifting up to 25lbs, bending, and reaching to handle equipment and materials.
  • Wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns, gloves, and masks.
  • Be able to be medically cleared to wear full-face tight-fitting respirator based on OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard.
  • Meet minimal visual acuity requirements necessary for quality assessments in a production or packaging environment

Role will be in Parsippany, NJ.

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 $33,600 to $62,400, 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 3rd shift in this role, the pay differential will be 20%. 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 frontloaded yearly of 40 hours, or higher if state or local law requires; vacation time for full time employees to accrue between 112.5 and 150 hours yearly in the first four (4) years of employment, and additional accruals starting in the fifth (5th) year of employment; and 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. For roles that are not field-based, Ferring has a policy that allows employees to work up to two days from home and three at a Ferring site, weekly.

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 gender, race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, 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