Associate Operator

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2022/11/18 19:13)
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US-NJ-East Windsor
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.


Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.


Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.

You will be responsible to:

Enables the efficient manufacture of pharmaceutical products, including highly potent compounds, in compliance with applicable cGMP and HSE regulations and in accordance with business requirements. Responsible for the definition, implementation and optimization of manufacturing processes and systems, aiming at full adherence to pre-established schedules while managing internal resources (people & equipment) and fulfilling costumer requirements.


- Rigorously, efficiently and professionally, execute all production/HSE activities, adhering to all applicable procedures and following instructions received from ascending colleagues.

- To execute, with supervision, the production/HSE processes.

- Ensure all documentation under direct responsibility is correctly completed and maintained.

- Be an advocate for safe operating and high quality performance, alerting ascending colleagues to any potential risks and suggesting production/HSE optimizations or improvements.

- Develop and accumulate strong production/HSE knowledge.

- Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace.

- Ensure facility activities are carried out in compliance with all GMP, legal and HSE regulations and applicable standards in the country of operation, complying with and enforcing all Hovione processes and good practice.

- Be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of various equipment (which may vary according to the Production/HSE Area in which the TM are allocated).

- Maintain clean and organized facilities.

- Attend and participate fully in all meetings and training to which the TM is invited.

- Maintain an open communication with colleagues, identifying and reporting any production, HSE, quality or other issues to management according to the required processes.

- Suggest and participate in improvements in the area in which the TM is assigned.

- Ensure that all equipment is checked and calibrated before use.

- Ensure the correct identification and use of equipment (labels, plates, logbooks, etc.).

- Prepare samples (according to the Area in which the TM is allocated).

- Execute production/HSE tasks correctly in Hovione systems (including but not limited to SAP, LIMS, SchedulePro etc.).

- Use the Personal Protective Equipment and keep it in good condition.

- Use computer programs correctly (including but not limited to email, SAP, LIMS, SchedulePro and XNET).

- Collaborate in the revision of any area documents as requested (IOPs, others).

- Collaborate in internal and external audits / inspections as requested.

- Participate, as required, in the induction and training of new Operators across Hovione, Collaborate in the integration of the transferred Operators from other areas.

- Follow all annual performance review requirements, including completion of the self-assessment.

- Ensure facility activities are carried out in compliance with all GMP, legal and HSE regulations and applicable standards in the country of operation, complying with and enforcing all Hovione processes and good practice.

- Undertake any additional tasks commensurate with the role as and when required.

- Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with environmental, health & safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

- Full secondary school qualifications or equivalent (mandatory) and vocational qualification (highly desirable)

- Experience of working in a manufacturing or production environment (mandatory).

- Formal knowledge or experience of working with process systems utilized in fine chemicals or pharmaceutical operations (mandatory).

- Successful completion of all mandatory training as an Operator (mandatory).

- A solid understanding of all Hovione unit operations (mandatory).

- Able to comply with the tasks described in the technical competences matrix applicable to functional Area.

- Numerical capability for simple arithmetic.

- Clear and open communication skills (written and verbal).

- Competent (written and verbal) English (highly desirable).

- Ability to work in shift patterns

- Computer literate.

- Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.


Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer


Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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