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Packaging Technician Trainee

Position Summary


Packaging Operator I packages pharmaceutical products per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and company policies & procedures in compliance with specifications and regulations established for packaging process. Operate automatic filling, labeling, and sealing equipment. Perform cleaning of the packaging room and equipment.


Essential Responsibilities (Required):


  1. cGMP/Documentation:  Perform all functions according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  2. Accurately and legibly document in Standard Operating Instruction (SOI) and Log Book.

  3. Determine when to stop a line related to a safety or quality.


Other Duties & Responsibilities                                                           


  1. Operate automatic packaging equipment.

  2. Document packaging activities.

  3. Feed filling equipment.

  4. Palletize finished products.

  5. Perform line cleaning.

  6. Segregate waste product and materials.

  7. Return unused material/product.

  8. Participate in safety related programs and or safety teams as needed.

  9. Reconcile product bulk, material, packaging and printed materials.

  10. Enforce and follow safety regulations and ensure working area is clean.

  11. Adhere to PII’s  Safety, Health, and Environmental policies.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Six (6) months Packaging Operator experience in an automated work environment preferred

  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Packaging Area Standard Operating Procedures and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate, both written and verbally in English


Primary Outcomes

  • Comply with safety and quality regulatory standards when packaging products.

  • Ensure products are packaged in accordance with packaging time standards.


Physical Demands while performing duties of this job:

  • Stand or walk for extended periods of time

  • See, talk, hear or smell

  • Sit, bend, push, pull, squat, kneel, climb or balance

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Use fingers to handle or feel

  • Lift up to 10 lbs 60% of the time

  • Lift 10 – 24 lbs 30% of the time

  • Lift 25 – 49 lbs 10% of the time


Safety/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required of this job:

  • Safety glasses

  • Safety Mask/Respirator

  • Safety shoes

  • Vinyl gloves

  • Ear plugs

  • Hair net

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)uniform


Technical Skills must demonstrate proficiency with the following functions to perform this job:

  • Module 1 Foundation

    • Good Documentation process,  


  • Bottle Line

    • Bottle Elevator, Unscrambler, Dessicant Feeder, Tablet Elevator, Slat Filler, Swiftpack SV2  Cottoner, Capper, Induction Sealer, Retorquer, Checkweigher, Labeler, Outserter, Bundler and Case Sealer.