Associate Technician

Job Title
Associate Technician

Job Description
Associate Technician - 2nd Shift
Bayer HealthCare (BHC), an Equal Opportunity Employer, makes an important contribution to human and animal health with its innovative products and by researching new therapeutic approaches promoting science for a better life throughout everything that we do. Our Specialty Pharmaceutical business ranks among the top 10 specialty pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Our global research and development is focused in five distinct areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Hematology/Cardiology, Oncology, Specialized Therapeutics, and Women's Healthcare. As a specialty pharmaceuticals company, we focus our efforts in areas of high unmet medical need and where we can have the most impact. Our Medical Care division consists of Diabetes Care and Radiology and Interventional. The Diabetes Care division is one of the largest blood glucose monitoring businesses in the world, supporting customers in 100 countries. Radiology and Interventional is the world's leading supplier of contrast agents and injection systems for diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures. The business also supplies mechanical systems for removing thrombi from blood vessels. Our Consumer Care business is a top competitor in many important product categories including analgesics, cough and cold, and nutritionals. More than 3,000 employees support 14 manufacturing sites in 11 countries dedicated to ensuring the delivery of a secure, high-quality, cost-effective supply of our products around the world. Our Animal Health business in North America is dedicated to making the world a better place for our veterinary customers, their clients, and the animals we all hold dear.
Bayer’s corporate culture is an important factor in the company’s success. Central to this culture are our values: Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency, summarized by the term LIFE. They provide us with guidance for our daily work as we seek solutions to the major challenges of our time, in line with our mission statement “Bayer: Science For A Better Life".
Packaging Personnel We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage beginning on your first day of employment. We are committed to helping our employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will be eligible for paid time off programs, paid company holidays, flexible work options and numerous site conveniences. We are also committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, tuition assistance and professional association events. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can make a difference at Bayer by applying now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. The primary responsibility of this role is to perform packaging operations in a line team environment to provide high quality pharmaceutical products on time and in the right quantities to customers.
The incumbent will:
- Comply with all workplace standards and safety procedures, including Lockout Tagout, Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements (OSHA), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Company Guidelines.
- Perform equipment setup and changeover activities. Take action to safely reduce equipment setup and changeover times.
- Initiate and establish equipment operating parameters to maximize production, while meeting all product specifications.
- Coordinate the utilization of outside contractors and vendors as needed.
- Perform the daily setup and routine operation of the packaging line, including but not limited to: bottle in-feed, unscrambler, filler, bottle capper, torquer, labeler, vision systems, weighing systems, bar coding systems, sealers, disassembly/assembly, cleaning, resolving equipment stoppages and jams, and all material handling as trained.
- Perform preventive maintenance tasks as needed and trained.
- Troubleshoot Variable Frequency Drives and Servo Drive systems as trained.
- Inspect packaging components, in-process items, and packaged drug products to assure compliance to specifications, identify any non-conforming item and initiate appropriate actions. - Palletize both finished and unfinished products, and operate motorized and non-motorized material handling equipment.
- Complete, maintain, and update production documentation (both electronic and paper) to perform material movements, material take-outs and yield determinations by following SOPs and utilizing systems as required such as Systems/Applications/Products (SAP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Electronic Batch Records (EBRs), etc.
- Take ownership of training and learning to develop high performance competencies such as technical skills, communication skills, and skills to build a team-oriented culture (i.e. training team members, motivating and supporting team members, sharing knowledge to continuously improve the process, etc.).
- Meet the production schedules outlined by line team and/or Supervision. Review and approve work output for team members by using validated methods.
- Perform other duties as trained and assigned.
The selected candidate is required to possess the following:
• High School Diploma or GED. • Previous experience using automated inventory system (i.e., SAP, MES, etc.).
• Previous experience using motorized & non-motorized material handling equipment.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully changeover/set up multiple pieces of packaging/manufacturing equipment and strong troubleshooting skills.
• Good written and verbal communication skills in English. • Good PC skills, including use of e-mail and attaching documents to e-mail.
• Previous experience using electronic databases and on-line tools (i.e., but not limited to, Lotus Notes database, Employee Self-Services on-line tools, etc.).
• Demonstrated ability to work safely in a production environment.
• Demonstrated ability to read/interpret/follow instructions in regard to workplace documentation, such as SOP’s, Operator Manuals, Work Instructions, etc.
• Must be able to demonstrate a good mathematical aptitude in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, & metric system.
• Experience in a government regulated, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or standard operating procedures (SOP) environment.
• Must be willing to work overtime as required, based on production demands.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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Desired Skills and Expertise
High School or equivalent

Industry
Manufacturing

Experience
< 2 years

Job Type
Full Time

Salary / package
Not Specified

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