Sep 19, 2022

Job Description

With 53 manufacturing sites across the globe, our aspiration is to become the top manufacturer of innovative and generic medicines in the industry!

Responsible for taking multiple excipients and active raw material through a design manufacturing process that produces a finished dosage form for the consumer. Operate and troubleshoot manufacturing equipment. Document activities as appropriate and perform specified quality checks

• Demonstrates proficiency in the set-up, operation and cleaning of designated pharmaceutical equipment in one machine group.
• Performs in-process testing, which may include SPC, AQL, LOD and SIVE testing.
• Performs verification of processing steps and properly document.
• Able to write comments, with assistance from more experienced technicians.
• Maintains adequate right-the first-time documentation results.
• Properly identifies equipment and quality issues.
• Learns common problems with equipment through extensive use and increased knowledge.
• Appropriately utilizes personal protective equipment at all times.
• Understands protocols for resolving equipment issues.
• Requires very few, if any of the requisite skills to perform the required tasks of the position at this level.
• Incumbents at this level are generally trained to perform simple, routine tasks that may be highly repetitive in nature.
• Receives detailed instructions on all work.
• All activities are closely supervised and work is reviewed upon completion.
• Adheres to expected levels of conduct, including attendance and appropriate, professional behavior.
• Adheres to proper cGMP’s including good housekeeping, proper protection of product quality and integrity, and personal hygiene.
• Knows and understands key department objectives. such as safety, quality, and output.
• Solve routine problems of limited scope and complexity following established policies and procedures.
• Use and/or application of basic principles, theories, and concepts.
• Basic knowledge of industry practices and standards.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

Role will be filled based on experience

Tech I:

• High School Diploma is required.
• 0 - 2+ years of experience.
• Willingness to learn is required.
• Ability to work as part of team is required.
• Previous production experience a plus.
• Previous pharmaceutical experience a plus.

Tech II:

• High School Diploma is required.
• Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree is preferred.
• 3+ years previous GMP experience in a pharmaceutical environment is required.
• Previous experience with one of the following pieces of equipment: a tablet press, encapsulation machine, or 24/48/60” coating machine is preferred.
• Previous experience troubleshooting the equipment is preferred.
• Willingness to learn is required.
• Ability to work as part of team is required.

2nd shift: Monday through Friday 2pm– 1030pm. Must have flexibility for overtime based on business needs

Why consider Sandoz:

Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic. And we never stop asking: how can we continue to pioneer access in an ever-more digital and global world?

The answers come when curious, courageous and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bold decisions and take smart risks.

Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Join us, and help reimagine access to medicine!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodations:
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].
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