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Team Lead - 1st shift

Req # JR - 049855 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category Assembly Jobs Date posted 09/13/2021

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The Manufacturing Technician 4 is responsible for executing all processes in production.  Under the overall direction of the supervisor, this position shall be responsible for the hands-on execution of all activities in the production area while strictly adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practices, Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, Job-Specific Training Materials, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations which could apply.  He/She fully understands the regulations and may make recommendations according to their interpretations.  The incumbent acts as a delegate to the supervisor and may conduct departmental activities in their absence.   He/She is responsible for the successful transfer of new processes/methodologies into the manufacturing area.  In addition to being fully accountable and involved in all production processes, he/she may problem solve in other functional areas.  He/She is expected to fully participate in both departmental projects and any quality working teams which may be applicable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist supervisor in organizing, scheduling, and directing other team members.

  • Main interface with other departments to resolve issues related to equipment, process, compliance, including maintenance, metrology, validation.

  • Involved in hands-on execution of manufacturing operations.

  • Ensure timely and accurate generation of process documentation. Review documentation.

  • Resolve issues related to equipment, process, and compliance. Main troubleshooting/response person.

  • Investigate any process problems timely and provide documentation.

  • Participate on Continuous Improvement Teams and may serve in a leadership role.

  • Responsible for training execution, which includes planning and presentation.

  • Mentor other team members and monitor training for newer team members.

  • Assist with process/equipment validation and data analysis.

  • Assign other project work and/or involvement in teams to team members.

  • Represent the dept. in cross functional teams as necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • In-depth process knowledge of related manufacturing techniques and specialties.

  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and understanding of cGMP regulations.  Good procedural writing skills.

  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to:  Mixing, Filling, Finishing, and Clean-In-Place / Steam-In-Place.

  • Must be able to read and follow detailed written instructions.

  • Incumbent must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement.

  • Must be able to apply quantitative analysis to analyze process performance.

  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills and be able to lead a work team effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

  • This position requires shift, weekend, and holiday work.  Overtime may be required at times.

  • The incumbent must work in a clean room environment wearing special garments.  Additionally, personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety requirements.

  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures.

  • Good computer skills

Education and/or Experience:

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


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