Packaging Technician

Job Overview

Do what you love, and you'll never work another day in your life

Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic Packaging Technician with a minimum of 1-2 years' experience in a GMP Pharma/Biopharma environment? If you enjoy working in a fun, friendly and team-based environment with opportunities to build your long-term career, then I might have the perfect job for you!

Packaging Technician , Cork
Permanent position
Days role


Fantastic opportunity for a Packaging Technician to work in a state-of-the-art facility with a world leading Life Sciences Client in Cork.

A little about the role…
The primary purpose of the Packaging Technician is to work as part of a close team to complete the packaging of Finished Product for onward distribution working closely with other departments as required. Execute all operations activities in a safe manner and in strict accordance to SOPs, cGMP regulations and site Quality standards. Demonstrate commitment to a high level of safety awareness within the packaging operations team.


What's in it for you?
  • Attractive salary with a range of benefits which include a Bonus Scheme, Health Insurance, Pension etc.
  • Days role: Family friendly hours where possible to enable employees to balance the demands of home and work. Early finish on a Friday.
  • In-depth training provided with career development opportunities
  • Active sports and social
  • A positive and friendly working environment in a state of the art facility!


Key Responsibilities

  • Execute all operations activities in a safe manner and in strict accordance to SOPs, cGMP regulations and site Quality standards. Demonstrate commitment to a high level of safety awareness within the packaging operations team.
  • To ensure that all documentation is carried out on time, is accurate and legible and conforms to the relevant quality standards.
  • Detailed batch record keeping which is accurate, complete, legible & in accordance with cGMP requirements.
  • Identify issues on the line and alert the Packaging Equipment Technician.
  • Lead and support the investigation and resolution of process investigations.
  • Provide support to the Packaging Equipment Technician to help resolve issues on the line as required.
  • Carry out transactions on ERP system as required.
  • Ensure the Packaging area is Inspection Ready at all times and participate in regulatory inspections.
  • Assist with writing, review and revision of packaging documentation as necessary. (E.g. batch records, standard operating procedures, etc.).
  • Proactively support continuous improvement and Lean initiatives within the packaging suite.
  • Build understanding and follow GMP related quality standards of relevant packaging, label authoring, printing, inspecting and logistics environments.
  • Become familiar with understanding the internal and external regulatory environment pertinent to clinical trials and pharmaceutical development and support internal audits and regulatory inspections.
  • To ensure uniformity, reproducibility, and reliability in all work practices.
  • To work cohesively in a team environment supporting colleagues collaboratively.
  • Identify any opportunities for improvement of quality and service and work with the team to implement continuous improvement.
  • Maintain an exemplary personal training record.


Key Requirements

  • A third level qualification preferred
  • 1-2 years experience working as a Technician/Operator within a GMP pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical environment, packaging experience very much preferred
  • Understanding working in line with GMP supporting the processes and documentation
  • Ability to quickly learn new processes.
  • Ability to work using fully electronic media, including MS Office and ERP.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbally and to form strong working relationships with colleagues.
  • Good attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to switch priorities at short notice is desired.
  • Good team player, organised, accurate, have strong documentation skills.
  • Passionate about quality and customer service.

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