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Packing Operator - Mt. Vernon - Global Operations

Location Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States Job ID R-063061 Date posted 10/09/2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As Packing Operator in Mount Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients.

The Packing Operator is responsible for producing packaged pharmaceutical products in a safe and efficient manner, complying with cGMP’s, SOPs, and site safety procedures.

We have several shift positions available.


  • Operate packing equipment (tablet fillers, thermoformers, labelers, case packers, etc.) in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must understand and comply with cGMP’s, SOPs and site safety procedures.
  • Verify correctness of product and components for the NDC packaged.
  • Supply equipment with components and product. Lifting requirements may be up to 50 lbs.
  • Perform detection system challenges on applicable equipment.
  • Perform basic maintenance, changeover, set up, and troubleshooting of packaging equipment.
  • Clean, purge, and inspect packaging equipment.
  • Accountable for accurately documenting, packing, and cleaning activities in logbooks and electronic systems.
  • Perform quality attribute inspections and in-process testing (torques, induction seal integrity, leak tests, appearance, etc.)
  • Rework packages according to SOPs or Rework Packaging Order to correct deviations.
  • Attend regular SHE and GMP meetings.
  • Share knowledge with co-workers for training purposes.
  • Work effectively in teams to meet monthly demand requirements.
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and efficiency improvements, and implement fixes for these ideas.
  • Accountable for Line performance (OEE) and able to report hourly status of line to affected personnel to ensure timely resolution to issues. (i.e. Facilitators, Engineers).
  • Must be able to work off shifts, weekends, alternative schedules, and rotate between shifts when production demands require.
  • Must be flexible to change.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimum supervision.
  • Conduct activities and interactions consistent with Company values and in compliance with the Code of Ethics and supporting Policies and Standards relevant to your role.
  • Complete all required training on the AZ Code of Ethics and supporting Policies and Standards on time. Report potential issues of non-compliance.
  • Ensures compliance with AZ Corporate Policies and Directives, site Standard Operating Procedures, site policies, work instructions, regulatory requirements, and industry best practice (cGMPs, GAMP, ITIL, PMI).
  • Maintains a safe work environment and performs work in accordance with site, Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) policies and procedures.
  • Immediately report potential unsafe conditions to management.
  • Supports internal, external, and regulatory inspections including FDA, EMEA, and third-party inspections.
  • Participates in the investigation and resolution of product quality problems.



  • High School Diploma / GED required


  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic computer skills.


  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in production environment, preferably pharmaceuticals.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical production environment.
  • Knowledge of cGMPs.

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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