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Perrigo Company Manufacturing Specialist Opportunity in Allegan or Holland, Michigan

Manufacturing Specialists are at the forefront of Perrigo's mission, which is "To make lives better by bringing Quality Affordable Self-Care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold."  The Manufacturing Specialist is an entry-level position where you may perform liquid and tablet mixing, tablet coating, tablet compression, or liquid dispensing of over-the-counter ("OTC") pharmaceuticals. Our environment is dynamic, and we look for the same in new team members. You'll be successful at Perrigo if you are independent, self-motivated, exhibit a high level of attention to detail, and pride yourself in doing what's right even when no one is looking.  Perrigo has high standards for providing a safe work environment, and your willingness to work safely and follow established safety protocols is required. If you are looking to start a rewarding career with a great company being a Manufacturing Specialist is the place to begin! 

What you can expect

Specialists perform various operations using specialized equipment to produce a wide range of high-quality pharmaceutical products.  Manufacturing Specialists must adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices ("cGMP"), thus accuracy and attention to detail are critical in this role.  A strong mechanical aptitude is also required, as Specialists may disassemble, clean, sanitize, and reassemble their own equipment.  Available shifts for these opportunities vary but will be one of the following: second or third shift or 12-hour PM (nights) rotations. Position details and candidate availability for each shift will be discussed during a phone interview with Talent Acquisition.

Position Responsibilities

  • Follow written instructions contained in Standard Operating Procedures, manufacturing orders, cleaning checklists, and other controlled documents in accordance with cGMP regulations.
  • Operate computer-controlled equipment utilizing a screen-based Operator Interface Terminal (OIT).
  • Operate various instruments including calipers, balance scales, and hardness testers.
  • Handle in-process raw and intermediate materials, to include charge-in of ingredients, mixing and transfer of in-process batches or components.
  • Physically move bulk materials utilizing various forms of Power Industrial Equipment including drum dumpers, straddle stackers, pallet jacks and forklifts.  Basic material handling and departmental utility tasks may also be assigned. 
  • Execute in-process attribute testing and visual inspections.
  • Evaluate test results against prescribed parameters to determine if tested product is within specification.           
  • Accurately, repeatedly, and contemporaneously document GMP data on equipment logs, batch records and cleaning checklists.
  • Execute equipment and manufacturing suite cleaning tasks utilizing manual and automated processes and prescribed cleaning checklists, to include confined space entry. 
  • Perform minor equipment servicing activities including disassembly, reassembly, and set-up.

Basic Qualifications


A High School diploma (or G.E.D.).

Basic math and English communication skills, legible penmanship, and a high level of reading comprehension.

A working knowledge of computers.

Successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen.

Ability to work 40 hours per week and be available for overtime when necessary.

Available for training on various shifts.

Must have the ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions.

All Specialists must be able to stand for approximately 85% of their total shift. 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include eye protection, hearing protection, half-face and/or Powered Air Purifying Respirators, protect