Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

Novartis protects 750 million patients and employs more than 100,000 employees in over 140 countries.

Ensures the packaging of safe and effective product in an efficient manner. Ensures equipment is installed, set up, and maintained properly. Continuously improves production operations by adhering to safety and quality guidelines while reducing costs.

Major Accountabilities
• Execute preventive maintenance (PM)/(work order) task lists and ensures proper documentation to maintain FDA compliant operation.
• Manage assigned line, trouble shoots, oversees the line to run smoothly and repairs packaging equipment while maintaining operational efficiency.
• Set up, trouble shoots and maintains entire packaging lines in the timeframe required to meet departmental expectations and efficiencies. (I.e, schedule adherence)
• Disassembles and cleans equipment as needed for efficient and proper line clearance.
• Operates machines by performing all necessary challenges and checks as per filling Instructions.
• Documents all maintenance, adjustments and repairs in the appropriate logbooks or documents.
• Assists in Engineering studies, Validation, FAT, Qualifications and provides input to equipment related SOPs.
• Maintains compliance with SOPs, good documentation practices (GDP), training requirements, Company and safety policies (i.e. Lock Out/Tag Out), and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs).
• Contributes to the team by supporting other lines and roles as necessary to maintain operational efficiency.
• Maintain effective communication between shifts.
• Coordinate with other departments as necessary to maintain efficiency of the lines.
• Adheres to all applicable procedures, cGMP’s, company policies, and all other quality or regulatory requirements (OSHA, DEA, FDA, EMEA, ANVISA, HS&E, etc.).
• Ensures all work is performed in a safe, effective manner, and in compliance with the appropriate industry and regulatory (FDA, DEA, OSHA) standards, and Departmental, Plant, and Corporate quality and safety Behaviors.

Note: This position may require the labeling, packaging or movement of hazardous (flammable, corrosive, toxic, etc.) waste within the facility. If so, employee must be trained under OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120 as an 8-Hour first responder, 24-Hour incident commander, or a 40-Hour incident commander.
In lieu of HAZWOPER training, the employee will receive training on the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act pursuant to 40 CFR 265.16.

All employees that have received the above-mentioned training upon hire will receive annual refresher training that covers the OSHA HAZWOPER standard and the requirements of RCRA.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have satisfactory visual acuity. Visual acuity screenings may be used to screen applicants.
Satisfactory visual acuity means at least 20/20 vision, corrected or uncorrected.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

1st Shift Mon-Fri 6:45-3:30pm

• Associates degree or Technical School diploma and or combination of equivalent experience.

• Minimum of two years Packaging Equipment Experience.
• Preferred Documentation experience in food, drug, or cosmetics industry
• Conceptual understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices 21 CFR §211

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodation
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877) 395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Novartis Technical Operations
Hicksville, NY
Facilities & Administration
Full Time
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Packaging Line Mechanic (1st Shift)

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