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Packaging Operator/Packaging Specialist (3rd Shift)


Last Updated: 7/21/21

Job Description

Packaging Operator/Packaging Specialist

Zoetis, the global leader in animal health, is looking for an engaged and driven individual to join our packaging team. Zoetis has been leading animal health since its inception in 2012 and we pride ourselves on providing all manner of quality solutions for our customer’s animal health needs.

A Packaging Operator is an entry level position. A Packaging Operator and Packaging Specialist perform general pharmaceutical production related tasks and responsibilities in a lean manufacturing environment. This includes inspection and packaging of products, as well as material handling and setup of packaging lines with “right first time” accuracy and efficiency. This postion requires high attention to detail with regard to ensuring a quality product is provided to our customers and ensuring production related documents are complete and correct according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). This position also requires the use of Microsoft applications and good organizational skills in order to maintain an orderly work environment. All activities are conducted within a safety-minded culture that strives for continuous improvement.

A Packaging Operator is an ideal first step for those seeking to enter the pharmaceutical production industry. If you have an engaged work ethic and enjoy the challenge of maximizing quality and efficiency as part of a high performance team, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Required skills, education, and experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Basic math, English communication skills, legible penmanship, and reading comprehension
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Basic use of Microsoft applications and general computer skills
  • Effective interpersonal communication and a positive outlook
  • Mechanical reasoning and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong mechanical skills along with experience in the use of various hand tools
  • Candidates cannot be allergic to Cephalosporin/Penicillin

Preferred candidate qualifications:

  • Basic mechanical skills and experience in the use of various hand tools
  • Experience in a Lean Production and/or manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of cGMPs and production practices
  • Reliable transportation and good attendance/time management skills
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement work environment; 5S, visual schedule, PDCA, M1, etc.
  • Ability to train on area SOP’s/OJT’s- equipment, process, paperwork
  • Experience in working with Tech Writer, creating and maintaining training documentation

Physical and Time requirements:

  • Routine lifting of 20-50 lbs.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting and standing
  • Flexible hours and overtime, up to every other weekend, may be required
  • Manual dexterity and ability to keep up with pace of production standards
  • Work Environment: Colleague could be exposed to airborne particles, including cephalosporin. Must work near moving mechanical parts. Eye protection and other personal protective equipment are required.
  • SHIFT TIMES: 10:00pm – 6:30am

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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.