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Pharm. Technician (Granulation/Blending)

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27712

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

Working at Purdue

Job Summary

The Pharmaceutical Technician will efficiently, effectively, and safely clean, set-up, and operate machinery in the manufacturing and/or packaging area while adhering to applicable cGMPs, SOPs, FDA, and DEA guidelines. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Follow Master Batch Records for the manufacturing and packaging of controlled, oral solid dose (OSD) and other dosage forms when required.
  • Prepare raw materials, blends, and bulk accountability throughout manufacturing processes.
  • Performs weight checks for incoming and dispensed materials ensuring compliance with established procedures. Operates scales including set-up, verification, leveling and challenging. 
  • Identify, report, and resolve quality issues.
  • Safely and in compliance with batch records and SOPs, set up, operate, and clean manufacturing and/or packaging equipment (oral solid dose manufacturing and packaging may include rotor sieves, granulators, blenders, coaters, encapsulators, compression machines, etc.).
  • Perform in-process testing and inspections as required by Master Batch Record (weighing, tablet thickness, tablet hardness, friabiliy, visual inspection, etc.).
  • Clean and sanitize manufacturing and packaging rooms including walls, floors, and ceilings per SOPs.
  • Report accidents and unsafe conditions or unusual circumstances to supervisor.
  • Complete accurate and timely documentation. Follow good documentation practices in accordance with GMP.
  • Handle labeling and components correctly; transferring, counting, FIFO, returns, etc. during packaging processes. 
  • Actively participate in Production team and Site communication meetings.
  • Support GMP investigations and events.
  • Identify and report potential GMP impacting situations.
  • Contribute to Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) writing in your technical area.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  
  • Minimum of one – five years pharmaceutical industry experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education, demonstrated mechanical skill, and experience in a similar industry.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General ability to perform basic to complex mathematical computations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the Metric System of Measurement.
  • Preferred experience in oral solid dose (OSD) pharmaceuticals, process areas include:  Pharmacy/Dispensing, Granulation/Blending, Compression, Bead Coating, Extrusion, Encapsulation and Coating; Packaging with Serialization.



  • Quality/Compliance:  Achieve a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes while maintaining compliance with policies and all regulatory requirements.
  • Communication:  Clear, accurate, effective and timely written and verbal communication. Strong attention to detail and ability to write and record data legibly and accurately in accordance to cGMP regulations.
  • Team Work/Collaboration:  Work effectively with others to achieve goals, build strong working realtionships and a positive work environment.  
  • Critical thinking/problem solving:  general ability to collect, organize and analyze data.  Ability to recognize, analyze and solve a variety of problems.
  • Initiative:  Ability to take ownership of work, doing what is needed without being asked and appropriate follow-through. 
  • Adaptability:   Being receptive to feedback, willingness to learn, and open to continuous improvement.
  • Operational Excellence:  Embrace and support Operational Excellence Culture and Initiatives.
  • Accountability:  Demonstrate ambition and discipline to achieve organizational and career goals.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)

Additional Information

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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