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Blending Operator

The Staffing Resource Group, Inc Largo
$14.00 - $18.00 / hour
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Blending Operator

Contract / Contract to hire position for a large pharmaceutical company

Day shift, 7am-7:30pm or Night shift, 7pm-7:30am (rotating manufacturing schedule) 


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Accurately blend product in amount and sequence and timing as shown in written instructions
  • Set-up scales for weighing product
  • Select English or metric units and tare weights per procedure. Accurately weigh product using in Metric or English units
  • Verify room/batch readiness and room clearance
  • Accurately identify and record raw material part numbers or names
  • Clean and use pre-mix containers as required
  • Apply labels to containers as required to identify product/blends
  • Assist with setting up lines and work areas prior to each blend:
  • Containers, labels, scales, instructions, data collection sheets, etc.
  • Complete batch set-up records and assist with monitoring and performing machine adjustments during the blending process as required
  • Load blending tanks with material
  • Cover open tanks/containers and contamination as required to prevent contamination
  • Assist in cleaning tanks, blades, product delivery tubes/hoses, fillers, hoppers, tanks, nozzles, drums, etc.
  • Obtain QA acceptance that cleaning is acceptable prior to equipment use/storage as required by procedure
  • Assist in maintaining blending equipment and tools (adjustment/service/repair) in correct location

Material handling:

  • Load/unload boxes of components, raw materials, etc.
  • Operate manual pallet jack
  • Control and maintain integrity of material stock quantities
  • Correctly record material withdrawals/changes on inventory cards and batch records
  • Load/unload 55-gal drums onto and off-of pallets and roll into correct place, using assistance if required
  • Understand how to operate safely in situations where exposure to potentially harmful chemicals may exist

At times when volumes of blending are low or the business requires

  • Working on a Packaging Department line
  • Cleaning buckets, tanks or ancillary equipment
  • Using floor scrubbing equipment
  • Any other duties management deems necessary to support company activities
  • Understand and follow verbal instructions in English
  • Read, understand and follow written instructions in English
  • Notify if instructions appear to be incorrect or cannot be followed
  • Stop work until resolved or follow supervisory direction. Neatly and accurately record data per FDA Good Documentation Practices
  • Accurately count production or inventory items and neatly record results
  • Document inventory changes per procedure

Blending Operator


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years experience within pharmaceutical or related industry in a Blending, Compounding, Mixing role. May consider individuals without Blending experience, but must have cGMP experience and preferably in FDA environment
  • Multitask (must be able to organize and/or control multiple jobs and multiple machines)
  • Must have basic math skills to understand weights, blending/mixing formulas and to track production quantities.
  • Must be able to lift 50-70lbs on a regular basis.
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Must have the ability to stand for long periods of time on a regular basis.

Recommended skills

Material Handling
Palletizing
Raw Materials
Scales
Packaging And Labeling
Certified Global Meeting Planner
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