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Job: Packaging Technician, Grifols, Clayton, NC

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General Information


Job title:
Packaging Technician
Job location:
Clayton, NC  27520 United States
Requisition code:
312708
Date posted:
10/15/2021
Compensation:
Job category:
Supply Chain & Logistics
Manufacturing and Production
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description


Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.
Packaging Tech 1 / 2

Hours: 2nd Shift (Monday - Thursday 3:30 pm - 2:00 am)



Summary: The Packaging Technician 1 & 2 responsibilities are to detect and identify defect trends during the inspection of manufactured products. Accurately inspecting and selecting product samples for both routine and non-routine quality and stability testing. Performing labeling activities and to verify product and diluent vial labeling used in the packaging of biological products for accuracy. The Packaging Technician 2 responsibilities are to detect and identify defect trends during the inspection of manufactured products. Accurately inspecting and selecting product samples for both routine and non-routine quality and stability testing. Performing labeling activities and to verify product and diluent vial labeling used in the packaging of biological products for accuracy.



Packaging Tech 1:

Perform paced inspections of final container products for multiple categories of defects.
Document job tasks as required on the Batch Production Record (BPR), Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) document or other acceptable form(s).
Perform housekeeping tasks and maintain department housekeeping at an optimal level.
Adhere to all company safety and cGMP policies and practices.
Meet and maintain visual inspection recertification requirements through knowledge of the PDA Lexicon for glass defects and the in-house training and certification standards.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Packaging Technician duties: Set-up, operate and troubleshoot various packaging equipment; Manually package products; Inspect packaged and pre-packaged products for possible defects; Conduct an accurate count of pre and post packaged products; May off load and load products from cages, carts, and boxes; and May operate material handling equipment such as pallet jacks, forklifts, etc.
In Grade Salary Adjustment Requirements: Set-up and operate multiple label verification vision systems on vial labelers and cartoners. Set-up and operate multiple vial labelers, vial cartoners, shrink banding machines and other equipment related to final container labeling. Conduct periodic challenges for the various packaging systems.




Work is performed in a manufacturing environment with rotating shifts. Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Exposure to chemicals, electrical manufacturing equipment, hand tools and moving machinery. Exposure to high levels of noise and to extreme cold below 32*. Exposure to office electrical equipment. Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, safety shoes, gloves and garments. Occasionally enters into confined spaces requiring squatting, kneeling or climbing. Work is performed standing for 6-8 hours per day with frequent walking. Frequent hand movement of 4-6 hours at one time of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. Ability to make precise coordinated movements, of the fingers to grasp and manipulate objects. Light lifting and carrying of 15lbs. for 6-8 hours per day. Moderate lifting and carrying of 15-44lbs for 4-6 hours per day with a maximum lift of 45lbs. Occasionally bends and twists neck and waist. Occasionally reaches above and below shoulder height. Frequent foot movements. Hearing acuity essential. Color perception/discrimination, near and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/30 and to 20/100 in the other eye. Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written words and sentences. Frequently performs routine tasks that vary little each day by following a set of written or oral instructions/procedures.



EEO Females/Minorities/Disability/Veterans

Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Able to work effectively as a member of a team. Must pass annual vision testing for near vision and colorblindness. Must be able to pass initial visual inspection certification within 90 days of hire date. Able to identify product defects in accordance with the PDA Lexicon for glass defects and other applicable SOPs. Must be capable of maintaining continuous and concentrated focus on assigned tasks during packaging activities.

Requirements: Tech 1 - Education/Experience: High School Diploma. Packaging Operator/Inspector experience preferred


Packaging Tech 2:

Perform duties associated with the Packaging Tech I level
Troubleshoot, maintain and do changeover for Packaging equipment.
Qualified to set up and operate Packaging equipment (e.g. serialization equipment , vial labelers, cartoners, shrinkbanding machines, etc.)
Deliver samples to various Quality Laboratories for required testing.
Operate a computer to review and /or enter data into a variety of systems including but not limited to LIMS, SAP, etc
Must possess and maintain knowledge of various product specifications in order to ensure that correct components are used.
Evaluate the cause of rejected labeling and document findings according to SOPs.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Able to work effectively as a member of a team. Must pass annual vision testing for near vision and colorblindness. Must be able to pass initial visual inspection certification within 90 days of hire date. Able to identify product defects in accordance with the PDA Lexicon for glass defects and other applicable SOPs. Must be capable of maintaining continuous and concentrated focus on assigned tasks during packaging activities.

Requirements: Tech 2 - Education: HS Diploma. Experience: 1-year Packaging Inspector/Label Verification Tech experience preferably obtained in a pharmaceutical or biotech environment.
(Job number: 4051639)
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