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Sanofi Group Manufacturing Aseptic Senior in Ridgefield, New Jersey

*Hours- 5am-1:30pm*

Inspection/Packaging Operator Senior (Lead)

Job overview

This position is responsible for performing routine tasks, operating state-of-the-art equipment, and troubleshooting in the areas of Syringe Inspection, Syringe Packaging, Vial Inspection and Vial Packaging. This position is also responsible for providing guidance and instructions to less or more experienced Operators and performing/coordinating activities such as component staging, training, break relief, SAP transactions, Batch Record Review and controlled document revision. This position supports execution of the production plan and acts as a role model for less and more experienced members.


  • Operate and troubleshoot high-speed automated Inspection and Packaging equipment. Typical tasks include loading vials/syringes onto automated inspection equipment, changing label reels, replenishing packaging items (e.g. inserts, labels, cartons, trays, and shippers), operating vial inspection machines, labeler, cartoner, case palletizer, serialization equipment, and wrapping pallets.

  • Participate in line changeovers and continuously strive to minimize line downtime and maximize OEE%.

  • Perform batch record completion and review, logbook reviews, and SAP transactions.

  • Perform OJT (On-the-job) training of less experienced Operator and ensure compliance with cGMPs and SOPs.

  • Perform routine Quality and Safety inspection walk-throughs of the production areas.

  • Schedule and coordinate periodic cleanings of equipment and packaging rooms.

  • Will serve as witness of routine unit operation tasks for batch record signing. Maintains all associated documentation for operations being performed.

  • Will be assigned formal FMEAs, RAs, CAPAs, CCRs and NCRs as needed.

  • Implements and maintains production schedules based upon intra-departmental information.

  • Generally receives minimal instructions on all assignments with some supervision. Takes initiative to identify issues, troubleshoot, propose solutions, and keep management informed.

  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED and 8-11 years experience required or

  • AA degree in science, engineering, or a related discipline and 6-8 years experience

  • BS degree science, engineering, or a related discipline and 3-6 years experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior mechanical experience and/or experience working as a Lead Packaging Operator in Pharmaceutical or Medical device industries.

  • Engineering background

  • Experience working with Inspection, Packaging and Serialization equipment.

  • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification

Terms of employment

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, majority of the work activities are performed while standing.

  • Ability to stand over intervals of several hours at a time

  • Ability to bend, squat, and reach

  • Ability to lift, push or pull various amounts of weight

  • Ability to pass the required visual acuity test (wearing corrective lenses if needed)

Based on production demands and personnel availability, different start time scenarios or additional hours may be required so a flexible work schedule is required for the candidate. Core Work hours for the available shifts are as follows:

1st shift : Mon - Fri: 5AM - 1:30PM

2nd shift : Mon - Fri: 1:00PM-9:30PM.

Note: 1 position at this level is available for each of the above shifts (total of 2 Positions)

Benefits of working in this role

  • This position wears many “hats” and requires frequent interaction with other departments. This helps to facilitate career growth.

  • Work with state-of-the-art inspection and packaging technologies.

  • Be part of a team that strives to meet and exceed all production, quality, and safety expectations.

Location information

Ridgefield, NJ

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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