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Last Updated: 6/25/21

Job Description

The Production Tech II of Manufacturing is an important member of the team. He/she works on assignments that are moderately complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. Normally, receives minimal instructions on routine work and general instructions on new assignments.

Responsible for supporting the Manager and Production Specialist in the day-to-day supervision of personnel and production activities within the manufacturing department. Also responsible for communicating and coordinating with other departments to establish efficient process flow to supply customers with a high quality product requiring minimal turnaround time.

Essential functions or specific responsibilities: (What, why, how, percent of time, the planning and

analysis required, special assignments, types of decisions, and level of judgment.)

Approximate weekly time allocation:

Documentation: 5% = 2 hour (Releasing production orders, copying documents and closing production orders)

Manufacturing: 90% = 36 hours (Aseptic reagent fill and labeling, micro titer plate coating and kit packaging)

Miscellaneous: 5% = 2 hours (Pulling and staging production material, cycle counts, document revision, etc)

Note: Most of the duties are repetitive and require some degree of lifting.

I. Timely Manufacture of Product

A. Responsible for ensuring that the appropriate production area is ready for use prior to starting a job.

B. Responsible for ordering all materials needed for a production run; making sure that materials are on hand prior to starting the job.

C. Responsible for obtaining all manufacturing documents needed for a production run. Responsible for reviewing manufacturing documents for accuracy and proper completion.

1. No delays in production must occur due to the area not being ready for use or not having materials and documents on hand at the start of the job.

D. Responsible for ordering supplies as needed for manufacturing department use. Adequate inventory of supplies to be maintained, and no delays in manufacturing may occur due to shortage of production supplies.

E. Responsible for committing to and delivering on weekly schedule of jobs assignments.

F. The above mentioned responsibilities must be completed to ensure the timely manufacture of product with no delays in the production schedule.

II. Inventory Control

A. Responsible for the pulling of all materials used on jobs from inventory.

B. Responsible for ensuring that document is completed and closed in a timely fashion so that products are entered into inventory.

C. Responsible for returning all excess production material to the appropriate location.

D. Ensure that completed jobs are submitted to QA for final processing and disposition.

III. Training

A. Responsible for obtaining training in machine operation, maintenance and cleaning. Also learn proper job documentation and process techniques for all processes involved in production.

IV. Regulatory Compliance

A. Responsible for accurate documentation of the manufacture of all product components and subcomponents. Daily reviews of your documents by the supervisor must indicate that all entries are complete. All part numbers, lot numbers, unit of measure, amount used and calculation are correct.

B. Responsible for ensuring Production Techs follow the instructions contained in the SOP’s and manufacturing documents. Any and all deviations from the documents must first be approved by the Manager, then signed and dated by the operator.

C. Responsible for the professional behavior and ensuring that cGMP are followed on all production operations.

V. Housekeeping

A. Responsible for maintaining the production areas in a clean and uncluttered condition.

B. Responsible for the cleaning of the production areas as specified in SOP 6.4-2, such that the bioburden limits outlined in SOP 7.5.1-1 are not exceeded.

C. Responsible for maintaining cleaning log books for each production area.

VI. All Other Duties as Assigned by the Manager.

Education/ Technical Skills Requirements:


Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of 6-12 months related experience in a manufacturing environment.


Preferably a minimum of 6-12 months experience in kit component assembly and final packaging.

Preferably a minimum of 6-12 months experience in aseptic liquid reagent fill operation.

Preferably a minimum of 6-12 months experience using computers, label applicators, scales/balances, shrink wrap machines and sterile gowning technique.

Able to read, write and speak English.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and written.

Handling multiple projects, tasks and duties.

Ensure that proper training and safety practices are followed.

Ensure that all products are manufactured in conformance with SOP’s, cGMP and any other regulatory requirements.

Monitors processes and resources to maximize performance.

Recommend adjustments to work procedures to meet production schedules.

Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.

Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of department.

Maintain time and production records.

Report machine and equipment malfunctions to maintenance personnel. Obtain appropriate training pertaining to equipment malfunctions.

Perform activities assigned by Manager.

Physical Position Requirements:

Must be able to lift 30lbs. Position requires frequent standing, bending, stopping and reaching.

Special physical demands and reasonable accommodations, ADA.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No official supervisory responsibilities required.

Full time



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Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.