Pharmaceutical Operator I

Virbac Animal Health - St. Louis, MO3.6

Full-time$19 an hour
Virbac, shaping the future of animal health
Founded in 1968 by a French veterinarian, Virbac is an independent pharmaceutical laboratory since always dedicated to animal health. Currently ranked 7th worldwide, the company is present in more than 100 countries, offering a comprehensive and practical range of products and services covering the majority of species and pathologies. Virbac innovation, based on both technological advances and listening to the customers, relies on reactive production facilities which meet the highest international quality standards. For nearly fifty years, these specific features have allowed the company to build a personalized relationship with veterinarians and farmers in every country. Through this privileged partnership, in which social, health and environmental issues come together, Virbac contributes, day after day, to shape the future of animal health.

Pharmaceutical Operator - Level 1


Operate filling and packaging production unit for FDA and EPA regulated and less regulated pharmaceutical products.


Permanent Assignments
Area of accountability no.1: Operate equipment

Main activities:
Organize their activity for production processes
Perform equipment set-ups and make adjustments
Perform line clearances
Perform unit and equipment cleaning procedures
Monitor key line parameters
Expected results: All products made available respect regulations and are in compliance with client requirements.

Area of accountability no.2: Quality

Main activities:
Conduct IPCs at defined intervals
Take samples and send them to QC
Follow GMPs and SOPs
Record information throughout the process into the batch record and/or log book to ensure compliance.
Follow proper gowning procedures
Expected results: Information which helps to assure the traceability of manufactured lots.

Area of accountability no.3: Continuous Improvement

Main activities:
Record KPI
Participate in kaizen events (5S, SMED…).
Expected results: Ensure the process works at the optimum level of compliance, quality and efficiency to meet customer expectations.

Area of accountability no.4: Troubleshooting

Main activities:
Follow proper trouble shooting procedures when malfunctions occur and report issues to a technician/supervisor if applicable
Notify supervisor if deviation occurs (IPCs, raw material issues, equipment…)
Expected results: Ensure traceability of troubleshooting.

Area of accountability no.5: Safety

Main activities:
Follow plant safety guidelines
Safely operate and adjust the equipment, starting and stopping, in a manner so as not to harm the equipment, yourself or fellow employees
Fill in safety check lists
Notify supervisors of safety near misses or incidents
Expected results: Measure the impact each activity has on personnel safety.

KNOW-HOW: job-related skills required to complete activities
1. Applying hygiene and safety guidelines.

2. Respecting material and personnel flows.

3. Talking/listening to others to convey/understand information effectively.
4. Ability to read, understand and execute operating instructions, guidelines, SOPs, and batch records.
5. Good math skills: adding, subtracting, multiplication, percentages, conversions.
6. Basic computer skills

BEHAVIOUR: interpersonal skills required to complete activities
Ability to diligently follow batch records and procedures with attention to detail.
Demonstrate ability to work in teams and lead by example.
Customer focus.
Communicate effectively.
Optional: Training / Experience necessary to fulfill the job
Educational level or equivalent experience: High School Education or GED
Total number of years' experience required to fulfill the role: 1 to 3 years prior experience production in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
Career pre-requisites: Work Keys – Silver Level Certificate and/or two-year college degree.

Challenges: context: Cross-disciplinary relationships and / or main threats and/or opportunities
– external and internal – which may impact the job’s activities
1. Daily contact with contract employees, responsible for the performance and key indicators in the unit.

2. Collaborate with QA regarding IPC (deviations and routine inspections), line clearances.

3. Collaborate with Maintenance employees.

The starting rate of pay is $18.74 per hour

You’re willing to join a dynamic team in a growing company ?

Virbac is committed for several years to promote diversity and equal opportunities especially on the issue of disability. All positions are open to people experiencing disability.

Primary Location: US-MO-St. Louis
Other Locations: United States
Job Posting: Nov 19, 2018, 3:55:48 PM