Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technician

Posted 13 Sep 2021

Madison, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 228792



A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your role:

Position primarily involves the safe and efficient manufacturing of API’s according to cGMP requirements. The role of Operator, Manufacturing 4 is primarily focused on supporting activities in the manufacturing environment, including but not limited to: equipment cleaning and setup, verification tasks during GMP manufacturing, and other production tasks as directed.


Essential job functions:

  • Show positive attitude, be respectful of others, and display MilliporeSigma (Merck) values and competencies.

  • Become a role model for other employees through superb work habits and excellent occupational behavior.

  • Demonstrate proper lab safety practices, and work in accordance with FDA, OSHA, EPA, DNR, DOT, and other regulatory agency guidelines

  • Consistently follow and actively promote proper safety protocols and PPE to other staff.

  • Maintain the safety and cleanliness of production areas and all related equipment during each shift, specifically maintaining potent compound handling techniques.

  • Utilize a wide variety of written procedures, including batch records and existing operating procedures with assistance from a supervisor.

  • Perform as a secondary operator for GMP production of APIs and intermediates.

  • Must be able to effectively operate production equipment during cleaning and as necessary to support production operations.

  • Communicate production status effectively through shift pass-off meetings and email.

  • Correct safety and process issue gaps as identified through standard inspections and audits in a timely and effective manner.

  • Participate in department wide execution of corrective and preventive action implementations.

  • Participate in implementation of department wide process improvement initiatives.

  • Escalate issues appropriately based on scope and urgency.

  • Participate in a team-based, multi-shift manufacturing environment comprised of multiple facilities.



Who you are


Minimum qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related Life Science


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent AND 1+ years of pharmaceutical, chemical, or related production manufacturing experience


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to read and understand written protocols

  • Basic computer literacy (Micorsoft Word, PowerPoint, Email, etc.)

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Able to operate hand tools, calculators and weighing / measuring devices

  • Basic mathematical skills

  • Possess a high degree of motivation and are a self-starter

  • Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds with the assistance of equipment or teammates as necessary


Additional Local Needs: 

  • Must be willing to work with highly potent / hazardous materials

  • Able to utilize proper personal protective equipment which could include, but is not limited to:

    • Respiratory protection (dust masks, half/full face respirators, supplied air, etc)

    • MilliporeSigma issued work uniforms

    • Lab Coats

    • Full body protection (disposable coveralls, hazmat suits, etc)



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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