Packaging Technician - Science and Engineering Graduates

Packaging Technician - Science and Engineering Graduates

Job Title: Packaging Technician - Science and Engineering Graduates
Contract Type: Immediate Start Graduate Role
Location: Runcorn
Salary: Competitive
Reference: TEVA1
Job Published: December 12, 2018 09:52

Job Description

Packaging Technician - Science and Engineering Graduates

Company: TEVA Pharmaceuticals 

Job Salary: Competitive 

Start Date:  ASAP

Job Location: Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3FA


At Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, we improve people's health through our products, integrated R&D, generic medicines and global businesses.

The Packaging Technician will troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues in a quick and effective manner. This role follows a STEM Pathway Programme, offering a unique opportunity to work for a global pharmaceutical business whilst offering great scope for learning in the role.


Job Description:

  • To set-up, operate, monitor and improve automated packing equipment used for the packing of blow-fill-seal nebules on a range of shift patterns in accordance with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), ensuring packing schedules are achieved. 
  • To ensure all equipment is operating at agreed standards to allow effective planning and achievement of customer service commitments. Monitor equipment performance, fault find and make appropriate adjustments.
  • To perform Packaging operational duties, eg line clearance, IPC (Initial Product Check) checks, replace components on line, complete batch & associated documentation, right first time for packing line in accordance with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to ensure compliance with cGMP.
  • Set equipment to ensure minimum downtime levels, minimum product damage/waste, support machine start-up, changeovers, testing and cleaning activities in accordance with SOP's and cGMP requirements.
  • Assist, where appropriate in basic equipment maintenance. As instructed by Engineering.
  • To adhere to Health and Safety procedures and good working practices to minimise accidents/incidents.
  • Ensure good housekeeping standards within packaging area(s) are achieved in accordance with cGMP.
  • To ensure any instances of non-conformance are communicated to the area leader, Manager or QA representatives to ensure that they are investigated and rectified using company procedures for non-conformance and/or change control if required.


Applicants should have the following experience / qualifications:

  • Minimum HNC, ideally a Degree in Engineering or Science based discipline, or equivalent.
  • Ideally, some experience in a progressive high-speed final packaging environment with frequent changeovers, Pharma, Food or FMCG is highly desirable, as is experience of setting and operating high speed automated packing equipment with frequent changeovers.
  • Communicator / motivator / team player.

In return, we will offer you a clean, safe and professional environment where you will be rewarded for your dedication and given the opportunity to really contribute. We look to develop and progress our team through the business and provide a competitive salary, good holiday entitlement and benefits.