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Senior Packaging Operator- Pharmaceutical-GMP-£28k-Berkshire

Berkshire   •  £25000 - £28000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Senior Packaging Operator-Pharmaceutical -GMP-£28k-Berkshire - Tablet - Blister- Medical Device

A growing pharmaceutical manufacturer require an experienced Senior Packaging Operator to join its team. You will be responsible for running the day to day activities on the packaging line insuring the production plan is followed. You must have prior experience in manufacturing packaging operations within the pharmaceutical industry with blister packaging experience being essential.

Role Summary

The senior packaging operator is responsible for running the day to day activities on the packaging line insuring the production plan is followed while meeting Quality and Regulatory compliance requirements of pharmaceutical operations. They are to provide their expertise and guidance in the various areas of packaging.

The senior packaging operator supports projects identifying, assessing and implementing new opportunities / projects through frequent interaction with our manufacturing facility. They will assist in the factory and site acceptance testing along with process validation.


1Health & Safety - To ensure that a safe working environment is maintained for all employees in the operation and that as a minimum the operation meets the standards set out in the Group Health & Safety policy. Encourage the team to improve Health and Safety.
Quality Standards - To lead and drive standards of quality, Good Documentation, hygiene and housekeeping within the area through Good Manufacturing Practice (G.M.P.) to ensure that both Business and customer standards are kept and audit requirements are fully met.
3Performance Management - To appropriately monitor the performance of all team members
4Training & Development - To actively coach, develop and train team members to the required level of competence.
5Continuous improvement - To actively adopt a continuous improvement environment.
6Performance Improvement through use of KPIs - monitor KPI's that are in place to ensure that the team delivers on agreed KPIs. Assist in the PDPs for all team members.
7Resource Management - To organise labour and material requirements within their respective areas.
8Communication - To communicate daily with their superiors to report KPI's and any health and safety issues
9Recruitment - May, in the future, be involved in the recruitment process
10Employee Relations - Supports and encourages the company values and a positive culture within their area, whilst fostering good employee relations through fair, consistent and effective people management.
11Engineering - Work with engineering sections to ensure equipment is used under the necessary certificates of validation, calibration and maintenance. Liaise with the engineering department to ensure any planned maintenance is carried out in a timely manner.

Experience Required

*Experience in Packaging operations for Medical Device Manufacturing, pharmaceutical or related industry - Blister packaging essential.
*Highly polished written and verbal communication skills.
*Results oriented and a strong customer focus.
*Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills.
*A strong understanding of all technical and manufacturing aspects relating to the manifesting process.
*Strong Man-management skills

Additional Experience/ Requirements

*Able to travel to perform factory acceptance testing in India and Germany

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Posted: 11th January 2018
  • Expires: 8th February 2018
  • Reference: BBBH5120