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Secondary Packaging Machine Operator (evening 12 hour shift)

Department: Secondary Packaging Operations
Location: West Columbia, SC

Secondary Packaging Machine Operator/  Night 12 hour shifts


Corporate Statement

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a privately owned global leader in the manufacturing of generic drug products, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products and medical devices. Nephronís products are sterile, preservative and additive free and proudly made in the USA! We are headquartered in West Columbia, South Carolina, with additional distribution centers in Kentucky and Arizona. Our location provides the ability to develop new devices and medications including respiratory therapies, ophthalmics, and injectables, for in-house or contract manufacturing opportunities. The facility utilizes completely automated manufacturing, packaging, and distribution systems, in addition to high volume and redundant utility systems, to ensure production system availability. Nephron specializes in Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) manufacturing, a niche technology that allows a vial of medication to be formed, filled and sealed in a continuous process, in a sterile, enclosed environment and without human intervention.

As an industry leader in product safety and quality, Nephron produces a variety of inhalation solutions, and has distributed over 1 billion doses of respiratory medication per year since 2009. Nephron is currently working on research and development projects that include over 50 new products.  The companyís longstanding relationships with major drug wholesalers allow us to distribute our products to retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, hospitals, home care companies, and long term care facilities. Nephron has a sales force that covers all fifty states and Puerto Rico, with additional sales channels throughout South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Nephron exists to provide top-quality, affordable medications to everyone.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for keeping production lines running efficiently to meet production goals.
  • Assists with additional work duties or responsibilities as evident or required.
  • Responsible for in-process quality testing of finished product as required.
  • Responsible for keeping the equipment supplied with packaging materials in order to complete packaging run.
  • 20/20 vision required with corrective lens. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Always practice proper safety and LOTO procedures.
  • 20/20 vision with corrective lens.
  • Maintain a professional courteous manner with departments coordinating and understanding daily production goals.
  • Provide information of ongoing equipment and operational issues to line technicians.
  • Assist in set up and tool packaging equipment to the correct packaging configuration as specified packaging schedule.
  • Must complete proper paperwork as assigned, document machine startup and operating settings as required per Nephron specifications.
  • Must be able to write descriptive reports/explanations in manufacturing maintenance log books, batch records, etc.
  • Responsible for keeping the equipment supplied with packaging materials in order to complete successful packaging run.
  • Maintain a clean machine and work area at all times.


NOTE: The primary accountabilities above and the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below, are intended to describe the general content of and requirements for this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Incumbents may perform all or most of the primary accountabilities listed. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented in the incumbentsí performance objectives as outlined by the incumbentsí immediate supervisor or manager.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Previous line operator experience preferred.
  • Mechanical abilities a plus.
  • Must pass a Drug Test.
  • Must have Valid Driverís License
  • Must speak, write, and read English.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to drive/have own transport to and from the packaging building as well as to and from other Nephron sites in the area.
  • A broad perspective that aligns decisions to organizational objectives and long term consequences of day-to-day activities. 
  • The ability to take strategic objectives and accept accountability to drive results through effective actions. 
  • The ability and willingness to change direction and focus to meet shifting organizational and business demands. 
  • The ability to effectively manage one self, demonstrates integrity, be productive under pressure, and achieve development goals.
  • Position requires reaching (waist to overhead), bending (waist to floor), climbing (floor to ceiling), lifting (up to 50lbs), average to above average vision, standing (50% of shift time), crawling, sitting, gripping, talking and walking (50% of shift time).
  • Incumbents are required to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, bouffant, and laboratory coats and other non-specified protective equipment as necessary. 

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