Catalent Pharma Solutions Operations Technician II in Kansas City, Missouri

At the direction of the Senior Operator, the Operations Tech II with is responsible for the set up, manufacture and cleaning of all equipment and processes associated with a Solid Dosage form manufacturing operation including, but not limited to Roller Compaction and Encapsulation.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for ensuring Safety, Quality, Delivery and Costs are monitored and managed to meet site specific metrics

  • Ensures that Operators/Direct Reports are trained and capable of performing their jobs with knowledge, accuracy, and precision

  • Ensures that the Operators/Direct Reports are adhering to all safety procedures and identifying/communicating the necessary adjustments to address potential safety concerns.

  • Will also ensure the proper use of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

  • Works with production teams to ensure that goals are being met.

  • Focuses on driving productivity improvements while maintaining high quality standards

  • Drives reductions in unplanned deviations and focuses on improving first pass quality

  • Supports and contributes to processing investigation analysis

  • Ensures proper documentation of all batch documents and review and approval of steps performed by other operators.

  • Ensures that areas of control are processing under GMP conditions and applicable SOP’s are being strictly followed

  • Works collectively Quality Assurance, Warehouse, Supply Chain and other necessary areas to ensure timelines are met and results achieved

  • Supports customer requests as needed

  • Maintains accurate and timely training records

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Education or Equivalent: High school diploma or equivalent. May substitute equivalent years of pharmaceutical manufacturing supervisory experience for education.

Experience: The minimum level of total work-related experience required to perform the job’s responsibility is 2 years of pharmaceutical manufacturing experience (or applicable experience in a cGMP environment).

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Must have a thorough knowledge of the equipment and processes used in the facility and within the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent manufacturing experience.

Must have a thorough knowledge of cGMP, FDA and DEA guidelines and how to apply them effectively.

Thorough knowledge of Solid Dosage manufacturing preferred.

Excellent computer skills.

Able to manage priorities and projects prioritizing effectively. Must communicate clearly, and manage people well.

Capability to work in a matrix organization.

Physical Requirements:

Handling of raw materials for product assembly

Manipulation of drums to and from 6-inch pallets

Drum weight <10kg. (Empty) to 150kg (max. full weight) multiple times per shift

Maneuvering of drums in manufacturing area consisting of rolling, scooting, pushing and pulling (up to 80 lbs. of force)

Utilization of scoops and other hand held implements

Lifting boxes and/or containers from waist to chest height

Loading product of various amounts of completion to counters and quality control devices

Overhead lift and reach (≤15 lbs.)

Handling of finished product

Manipulation of drums to and from 6-inch pallets (up to 80 lbs. of force)

Push and pull ingredient canisters

Cleaning of area and equipment

Utilizing hand held brushes, wands, hoses, and other cleaning utensils

Operating in various postures

Overhead reach, squatting, kneeling, and forward bending

Transport of materials to and from designated lab space

Use of various job task dependent tools and work saver equipment including pallet jacks and Grasping Lifts

Coordination in a manufacturing setting, e.g., climbing up/down ladders or maneuvering around drums or between equipment

Operating safely in a dynamic environment which includes mobile and fixed equipment and changing conditions while completing job tasks that range from simple to complex and/or multi-tasking

Must be able to wear safety glasses, or specified eye protection, in all designated areas

Must be able to follow any applicable plant safety requirements

Must be fit-tested, trained and capable of wearing air purifying respirator

Must be trained in plant hazardous material procedures

Must be able to use approved fall prevention devices when performing elevated tasks

Must be capable of wearing steel-toed safety shoes for 8 to 12 hours a day, depending on duration of the shift

Business Environment:

Working conditions will be Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioned controlled.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to this position. Catalent may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees, consistent with company policy.

/About Catalent/

Catalent Pharma Solutions is the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 80 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable clinical and commercial product supply. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, visit

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Job Manufacturing

Organization: Advanced Delivery Technologies (ADT)

Title: Operations Technician II

Location: MO-Kansas City

Requisition ID: 0020190