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Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Packaging Liquid Formulator - 2nd Shift, 5pm - 5:15am, Pay Rate $22.65 plus $3.00 shift differential in Hobart, New York

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Packaging Liquid Formulator - 2nd Shift, 5pm - 5:15am, Pay Rate $22.65 plus $3.00 shift differential


JR000013388 Packaging Liquid Formulator - 2nd Shift, 5pm - 5:15am, Pay Rate $22.65 plus $3.00 shift differential (Open)


Hobart, NY (Pharma) - USA036

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Hobart, NY

Job Description


Blend defined quantities of designated raw materials (per specific manufacturing instructions) into final dosage blend stage. Executes all production processes while strictly adhering to cGMP, Standard Operating Procedures, documentation protocols, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations that could apply. The Blending Technician is expected to fully participate in both departmental projects and any quality working teams that may be applicable. Supports the leader and subject matter (SME) expert in their area(s) of responsibility. Supports production, operations projects and process improvements. Maintains accurate and compliant documentation on all activities. The Blending Technician is also expected to work on the packaging line as an operator, tending machines and conveyors at various stages of the packaging line to maintain efficient, continuous packaging of the product for shipment, at times when liquid formulation or other associated functions are not required.

Essential Functions

Batch Record Executed

Follows applicable dispensing and blending procedures for dispensing and raw material usage. Sets up and operates equipment in blending operations. Makes minor adjustments to equipment as required. Verifies scales. Inspects production room(s) and equipment for required state of safety and cleanliness. Stages materials needed to produce the batch. Blends ingredients using appropriate process, time intervals and equipment. Places blended materials in containers that have been prepared according to instructions and SOP. Prepares and affixes labels at various stages of the blend. Weighs materials at various stages of the blending process to ensure accuracy of the blend. Records weights, processes, sample data, equipment and other information required on appropriate paperwork and/or electronic systems (batch folders, equipment records, BPCS, etc.) to ensure documentation prescribed by SOPs and government regulations. Prepares and submits samples to Quality Control Laboratory. Maintains control of DEA scheduled material in accordance with accepted policy, practice and procedure. Assists in running validation and PPT batches. Assists in the training of individuals on equipment and processes. Reviews new and/or updated batch records.

Line Schedule Adhered to

Is at his/her position ready to start production as required. Monitors the production process, makes periodic checks and adjusts equipment or work practices to maximize production efficiency, yields, quality and safety. Accurately reports production and ensures reports are completed as required. Assists maintenance personnel in set-up, adjustments and equipment repairs as trained and instructed. Ensures that conditions are acceptable to change from one product to another by ensuring that materials, paperwork, and equipment have been staged for changeover and all cleaning and inspection requirements are met.

Downtime Avoided

Will immediately stop production and notify Team Lead or Supervisor of any safety or quality concerns. Disassembles, cleans and reassembles basic line equipment according to SOPs. Ensures proper inspections are conducted prior to reassembly. Cleans and assembles other applicable blending or packaging equipment as needed.

Compliance Standards Met

Follows all safety rules and regulations. Accepts accountability for own personal safety and identifies potential unsafe conditions to help prevent self and co-workers from being injured. Complies with all site security requirements. Performs lock-out/tag-out procedures according to SOPs. Follows safe working practices in the execution of their assigned duties. Actively participates in general site and departmental Safety initiatives. Maintains clean work area; clear away debris, damaged or defective product, cartons, labels and packaging supplies.

Marginal Functions

Assists technicians at other stations within the department as needed. Works on any blending, dispensing or packaging stations on which you are trained.

C. May be crossed-trained in other functions.

Minimum Requirements

Education: High School diploma or GED required. Basic knowledge and the ability to apply mathematical concepts, spelling, English, and grammar.


Level I: Preferred minimum of three to twelve months’ experience under direct supervision and guidance in order to gain sufficient skill to perform the requirements of the position;

Level II: Preferred minimum 1 year experience, demonstrated ability to perform all functions of the role;

Level III: Preferred minimum 1 year experience, demonstrated ability to perform all functions of the role, demonstrated ability to train others to perform all functions of the role.

License(s)/Certification(s) Required: Certification in operation motorized pallet jacks and end stackers.

Preferred Skills/Competencies that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

Ability to comprehend and carry out instructions furnished in written and oral form and deal with problems involving standardized situations. Perform the basic functions of arithmetic; add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure. Perform reading, writing and speaking at a basic level. Ability to work under direct supervision to learn the functions of the position. Basic eye-hand coordination. Basic proficiency operating several of the following pieces of equipment:

Formulation tanks and associated equipment


Liquid and solid dose filling equipment

Bottle Unscrambler

Cottoner/Coil Inserter (if applicable)

Capper, Torque Tester

Induction Sealer/Foil Seal Detector

Labeling equipment (e.g. Labeler, Topserter, etc.)

Hand packing

End Packing

Bottle Checkweigher

Reject Station

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Work Aids that may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position (see Department Training Manual for most current and comprehensive list of equipment): Bottle unscrambler, cottoner/coil inserter, capper, torque tester, induction sealer, foil seal detector, shrink tunnels, scales and packaging tape dispenser, bottle checkweigher, reject station.

Organizational Relationship/Scope:

Problem Solving: Rigorously and systematically connects information, processes and events by organizing divergent information and searching for common themes, patterns, and causal connections. Undertakes a complex task by breaking it down into manageable parts in a systematic, detailed way. Thinks of several possible explanations or alternatives for a situation and anticipates potential obstacles and develops contingency plans to overcome them. Uses intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges.

Attention to Detail/Focus: Is thorough and precise in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved, no matter how small. Monitors and checks work or information and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently. Double-checks the accuracy of information and work product to provide accurate and consistent work. Provides information on a timely basis and in a usable form to others who need to act on it. Compares observations of finished work to what is expected to find inconsistencies.

Follows Processes Consistently: Shows concern for all aspects of the job by accurately checking processes and tasks; carefully and accurately follows established procedures for completing work tasks; uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job.

Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted onto hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Positive Attitude/Engagement: Shows commitment/dedication and accountability in one’s work; and follows through on all aspects. Takes personal responsibility for resolving problems brought to one’s attention. Goes beyond expectations in the assignment/task, or job description without being asked.

Incorporates Mallinckrodt Cultural Hallmarks in daily routine:

  • Accountable: Promote responsibility. Forward thinking to anticipate potential issues and downtime.

  • Competitive: Continuous improvement oriented. Understand, promote, and practice lean principals.

  • Collaborative: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ensuring professional and courteous interactions at all organizational levels. Work effectively in a high performing team environment; understand the basic concepts of team dynamics and team building.

  • High Performing: Understand and support performance excellence objectives.

  • Trustworthy

    Mallinckrodt is a global specialty p harmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products. Areas of focus include therapeutic drugs for autoimmune and rare disease specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, ophthalmology and pulmonology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and analgesics and central nervous system drugs. The company's core strengths include the acquisition and management of highly regulated raw materials; deep regulatory expertise; and specialized chemistry, formulation and manufacturing capabilities. The company's Specialty Brands segment includes branded medicines; its Specialty Generics segment includes specialty generic drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and external manufacturing.

To learn more about Mallinckrodt, visit www.mallinckrodt.com.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (“the Company”) maintains a continuing policy of non-discrimination in employment. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based upon age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), political activities or affiliation, race, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by law. Furthermore, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities and protected veterans in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations on every location in which the company has facilities. This policy of non-discrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: recruiting, hiring; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is required to report certain payments or transfers of value (such as expense reimbursement, meals, transportation) made to U.S.-licensed healthcare professionals in compliance with the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act (i.e. Open Payments) and certain state laws.