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Supply Handler - Material Handler

Round Lake Beach, Illinois


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Supply Handler - Material Handler

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Job ID R0037229 Date posted 05/11/2021 Location Round Lake Beach, Illinois

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Job Description

The Supply Handler (SH) is responsible for executing all processes in production at Takeda’s  manufacturing facility in Round Lake, Illinois, while strictly adhering to cGMP, environmental health and safety guidelines and any other related regulations which could apply; fully participates in both departmental projects and any quality working teams which may be applicable; under the general direction of the lead technician and the overall direction of the supervisor,is responsible for hands-on execution of all activities in the production area; initiates minor revisions to existing documents; troubleshoots simple existing procedures.

  • Supports all local manufacturing operations
  • Supplies components, small parts, glassware, tubing, etc. to cell culture and purification areas
  • Operates general production equipment (such as parts washers, autoclave, stir plates, etc.)
  • Assures that Production Associates rotate to different stations every 30 minutes
  • Coordinates break and lunch schedules for PAs in their inspection or packaging rooms
  • Completes relevant paperwork following GDP/GMP guidelines
  • Manually cleans all portable equipment and small parts
  • Participates on Continuous Improvement Teams
  • Receives and distributes supplies into the production area as necessary
  • Performs daily cleaning of the production area to maintain in GMP fashion
  • Prepares media and buffer solutions
  • Assembles and operates filtration systems
  • Reviews and revises pertinent documentation as appropriate
  • Trains new and existing employees/contractors on procedures for which Supply Handler is qualified as trainer
  • May perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be willing and able to work 12 hour shift in a 2-2-3 rotation. Shifts are 5am-5:30pm, 5:00pm – 5:30am.
  • This position is a Shift 12 hour.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills in the English language
  • Strong understanding of cGMP regulations
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, understand and follow detailed instructions (written and oral) in the English language
  • Must have 20/20 vision or better within arm’s length
  • Must NOT be colorblind
  • Must be proficient in a variety of mathematical disciplines and be able to work with both the metric and USA standards of measurement
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical production equipment including but not limited to autoclave, DP oven and CIP/SIP
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime; position requires shift, weekend and holiday work; mandatory overtime will be required, typically 2 Saturdays per month
  • Will work in a clean room environment wearing special garments; personal protective equipment must be worn due to safety, cGMP and FDA  requirements
  • Knowledge of basic chemical and biological safety procedures
  • May require immunization before performing work within the manufacturing area

Requires AA degree with 0-2 years of production experience or high school diploma with 1-3 years of related manufacturing experience

Location and Salary Information:  This job posting excludes CO applicants.


USA - IL - Round Lake - Drug Delivery

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