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Pilot Plant Technician - NY

Company: Curia
Location: Decatur
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Pilot Plant Technician in Rensselaer, NY (12 Hour Shifts)

Curia provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients' lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.

The Pilot Plant Technician supports new product and existing product development within the Research & Development department by working to manufacture products within a safe GMP environment.

In this role you will:

  • Complete training's; Building specific safety, Document training on SOP review, Production Technician Core Competency in the Learning Management System, Site safety and emergency notification and response procedures.
  • Learn and understand common chemical terminology; Reflux, Distillation, Azeotrope, Separations, pH, ML's, Filtration, Melting Point, Flash point, Vapor Pressure, Density, Boiling Point, Filter Press and Filtrate.
  • Read, understand and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Learn to understand and maintain plant documentation; Batch Records, Cleaning Protocols, Equipment Use Logs, Equipment Status Tags and Labeling systems/Label generation.
  • Learn to operate equipment and machinery to support production processes as described in production batch records.
  • Perform all duties safely in accordance with; Curia-Rensselaer Safety Program, guidelines outlined by Good Manufacturing Practices for active pharmaceutical intermediates, Curia-Rensselaer Environmental Program.
  • Be proactive in assuming responsibilities that enable the building to function more effectively such as maintaining excellent housekeeping, initiating maintenance requests to repair faulty equipment, assisting in casual maintenance, and effectively preparing for new production in the building.
  • Assisting development chemists as necessary in preparing for product startups both in the laboratory and in the building.
  • Learn to operate the various reactors, filters and dryers located within the building. Additionally, the technician will be learn to operate all support systems within the building such as the distilled water system, deionized water system, breathing air system, scrubbers, vacuum systems, etc. as needed to perform assignments.
  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services.
  • Participate in self-development activities.
  • Exhibit safety awareness and safe work practices.
  • Perform other related duties as may be reasonably assigned in the course of business.

  • Willingness to work a 7 PM -7 AM or a 7 AM - 7 PM shift-this position is for the 7 PM - 7 AM shift.
  • Willingness to train on Days or nights
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to lift maximum of 50 lbs
  • Advanced math skills
  • Ability to follow FDA manufacturing guidelines
  • Communication skills

  • Associates Degree in a technical discipline such as science or engineering is a plus.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Incumbent may be required to obtain/qualify for and maintain the clearance to wear a respirator at a "class B" level or above following OSHA mandated guidelines.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job:
  • Individual is in a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current and exposure to chemicals.
  • Atmospheric conditions sometimes expose individual to dust, for which protective equipment is available.
  • Individual may be required to wear respiratory devices that include but are not limited to: Air Purifying Respirators (APR) which include full-face negative pressure respirators, or Supplied Air Respirators (SAR), which include hooded supplied air respirators.

    All interested applicants must apply online. Curia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Curia, Decatur , Pilot Plant Technician - NY, Professions , Decatur, Illinois

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