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Avantor, Inc. Manufacturing Operator in Saint Louis, Missouri

Job SummaryTo safely manufacture chemical products involving the ability to follow and comply with defined procedures/regulatory requirements, assemble and operate automated/semi-automated equipment while following defined safety policies.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)

  • Perform manufacturing and assembly of products in accordance to written production records while observing appropriate safety guidelines.

  • Assist with production scheduling.

  • Required to review and recommend change to technical documentation, including batch records, WI’s and SOP’s.

  • Operate semi-automated and automated manufacturing equipment.

  • Weigh, measure, blend and check liquid and chemical raw materials to assure batches manufactured contain proper materials and quantities.

  • Maintain proper production records to comply with requirements (ISO 9001:2000, SOP’s and Work Instructions).

  • Properly operate chemical operating equipment, including centrifuge systems, evaporation equipment, reactors, heating and chilling systems, drying systems, transfer pumps, blenders/mixers and conveying equipment with proficiency, including the cleaning and upkeep of equipment.

  • Understanding of advance chemical processes from start to finish.

  • Properly operate material monitoring devices, including pH systems, refractometers and weighing systems, including calibration, cleaning and upkeep.

  • Properly use safety and environmental control systems, including dust collection and scrubbing devices to ensure proper operation, including cleaning and upkeep.

  • Maintain equipment and rooms in proper operating condition by following daily cleaning requirements.

  • Perform activities in controlled environment, while assuring the use of appropriate PPE equipment.

  • Perform in-process testing to assure batches meet specifications.

  • Train associates and evaluate progress on operation of equipment and chemical processes, including safety procedures and proper handling of materials.

  • Provide leadership and good work ethics.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)

  • High school diploma required; Associate’s degree in a life science or engineering discipline preferred

  • Minimum of 3 years prior experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment, along with general understanding of semi-automated and/or automated equipment is preferred

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)

  • Knowledge of computer applications is desirable

  • Ability to evaluate internal customer needs, and respond with appropriate action/delivery

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)

Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, dust or gases. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required to stand and walk for a large part of the working day. Physical requirements include talking, hearing, bending/stooping, squatting, reaching above shoulder height, crouching, kneeling, balancing and pushing/pulling. Also requires some lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance. Use of both hands for repetitive actions such as grasping and manipulating. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at TalentManagement@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.

EEO is the Law

OFCCP EEO Supplement

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

3rd party non-solicitation policy

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Avantor® is a leading global provider of integrated, tailored solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. Strengthened by the recent acquisition of VWR, the Company is a trusted partner to customers and suppliers from discovery to delivery. With operations in more than 30 countries and a diverse portfolio that includes more than four million products, Avantor enables customer success through innovation, cGMP manufacturing and comprehensive service offerings. Collectively, we set science in motion to create a better world.

Learn more at www.avantorsciences.com

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