Machine Operator
Catalent Pharma Solutions - Winchester, KY

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Machine Operators are responsible for the processing of product per batch record specifications. These responsibilities include weighing, transferring, mixing and processing of raw material to create a finished good. Machine Operators are also responsible for cGMP cleaning of all manufacturing suites, corridors and equipment. All responsibilities are dictated by strict regulations, e.g., cGMPs, SOPs and batch records.

I. Specific Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Understand and follow all cGMP and SOP regulations
  • Weigh and transfer materials using calibrated scales and balances
  • Perform detailed cleaning of manufacturing suites and equipment using various cleaning solutions
  • Use various types of equipment to mix/combine materials for use in production
  • Accurately complete all applicable documentation pertaining to daily tasks
  • Interact with customers and visitors
  • Perform basic calculations with aid of a calculator
  • Understand and accurately follow written instructions/batch records
  • Cooperate seamlessly with Team Leader and Supervisor
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Perform tasks within a team

II. Education and Experience:
Education or Equivalent:
(Minimum required to perform job)

A high-school diploma or GED is required.

An Associate’s Degree or vocational certificate in related field is preferred.

Prior experience working in a pharmaceutical, biotech or food manufacturing environment (regulated by GMP standards and requirements) is preferred; with specific experience in oral solid dosage manufacturing (blending, compression, pancoating, fluid bed or encapsulation manufacturing processes).

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
(List unique knowledge skills, or problem-solving requirements)

  • Perform basic math calculations
  • Ability to utilize hand tools to assemble and disassemble various types of machinery
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures (SOPs, cGMPs)
  • Work in a safe manner
  • Legible hand writing skills
  • Proficient reading and comprehension skills
Some decision-making, technical and problem solving skills

III. Physical Requirements and Safety Considerations of the Position:

Physical Requirements:
Work Schedule: Shifts of 8 or 12 hours in duration

Essential Physical Job Tasks:
  • Handling of raw materials for product assembly
o Manipulation of drums to and from 6-inch pallets

o Drum weight < 10kg. (Empty) to 150kg (max. full weight) up to 30 times per shift

o Maneuvering of drums in lab consisting of rolling, scooting, pushing and pulling (up to 80 lbs. of force)

o Utilization of scoops and other hand held implements

o Lifting boxes and/or containers up to 40 lbs. (18.2 kg) from waist to chest height

  • Loading product of various amounts of completion to counters and quality control devices
o Overhead lift and reach (≤15 lbs.)

  • Handling of finished product
o Manipulation of drums to and from 6-inch pallets (up to 80 lbs. of force)

  • Push and pull ingredient canisters
  • Cleaning of Lab and equipment
o Utilizing hand held brushes, wands, hoses, and other cleaning utensils

o Operating in various postures

o Overhead reach, squatting, kneeling, and forward bending

  • Transport of materials to and from designated lab space
o Use of various job task dependent tools and work saver equipment including pallet jacks

  • Coordination in a laboratory setting, e.g., climbing up/down ladders or maneuvering around drums or between equipment
  • Operating safely in a dynamic environment which includes mobile and fixed equipment and changing conditions while completing job tasks that range from simple to complex and/or multi-tasking
Safety Considerations:
Must wear safety glasses, or specified eye protection, in all designated areas

Must follow any applicable plant safety requirements

Must be fit-tested, trained and capable of wearing air purifying respirator

Must be trained in plant hazardous material procedures

Must use approved fall prevention devices when performing elevated tasks

Must be capable of wearing steel-toed safety shoes for 8 to 12 hours a day, depending on duration of the shift

Environmental Conditions:
  • Working conditions will be Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioned controlled
About Catalent

Catalent Pharma Solutions is the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With over 80 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable clinical and commercial product supply. Catalent employs approximately 8,500 people, including over 1,000 scientists, at nearly 30 facilities across 5 continents and in Fiscal 2013 generated more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, N.J. For more information, visit

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