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Line Lead, Finishing 1st

Req # JR - 026697 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 08/31/2020

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Under the general direction of the lead technician and the overall direction of the supervisor, this position is responsible for the execution of activities in the production area to ensure production continuity.  The incumbent investigates and resolves manufacturing issues, using existing procedures. He/She may initiate minor revisions to existing documents.   On a daily basis interaction takes place with the production floor employees to provide direction and guidance for job assignments, clarification of production issues, training and department scheduling issues.

Candidate must not be allergic to Penicillin or Cephalosporin Drugs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the continuity of local manufacturing operations within a given manufacturing unit, including the operation of equipment within a given production area. 
  • Accurately complete relevant paperwork following Good Documentation Practices / Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving batch and systems documentation.
  • Serve as a floor level point of escalation for manufacturing issues. 
  • Investigate and resolve issues, escalating to appropriate resources as necessary.
  • Coordinate department scheduling and staffing. 
  • Organize daily job responsibilities for others in the department.
  • Coach floor level employees to utilize Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, Job-specific training materials, Safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure the safety of our patients and employees and the manufacture of quality product. 
  • Assist in training new employees and implementing procedural changes.
  • Supply components, small parts, equipment, tubing, etc. to production areas. 
  • Receive and distribute supplies into the production area as necessary.
  • Help to advance a Continuous Improvement culture, by utilizing existing tools and processes.


  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to utilize good interpersonal skills to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices regulations.  Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions.
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to:  Mixing, Filling, Finishing, and Clean-In-Place / Steam-In-Place.
  • Knowledge of basic chemical procedures.
  • The incumbent must work in a clean room environment wearing special garments.  Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.
  • This position requires shift, weekend and holiday work.  Overtime may be required at times.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Requires AA degree with 2-4 years’ experience or high school diploma with 4-6 years of related manufacturing experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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