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Manufacturing Associate I-2nd Shift

Company name
Alkermes, Inc.

Wilmington, OH, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Apr 11,2019

Valid Through
Jul 25,2019

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Company Overview:

Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. Through our proven scientific, development and manufacturing capabilities, Alkermes is uniquely positioned to be an engine of innovative treatments for major clinical conditions specifically focused on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts, as well as research and manufacturing facilities both in Athlone, Ireland and in Wilmington, Ohio. Currently an opportunity for a Manufacturing Associate- Filling is available at our Wilmington, Ohio facility. This rapidly expanding facility is within a 1-hour commute from the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton metro areas.

For more information, please visit the Alkermes website at


Entry level position for persons to manufacture commercial scale batches.


Production, filling and inspection of pharmaceutical formulations.

Assist with facility cleaning and operational maintenance.

Assist with facility and process validations as required.

Perform aseptic production operations and validations.

Aseptic qualifications consist of passing gown qualification, maintaining gown access, passing Grade A qualifications, passing media fill qualifications, and perform Environmental monitoring during aseptic filling. Performance include:

Assist with environmental monitoring, performing settle plate change out and air monitoring in the Grade A Zone, handset monitoring, and personnel gowning monitoring. For operators performing environmental monitoring, the qualification process includes on the job training and then performing settle plate and active viable air placement with qualified operators during batch.

Performing critical interventions in the Grade A zone. Interventions performed by qualified operators in an aseptic processing area where sterile product, product components or product contact surfaces are exposed.

Following aseptic technique rules such as minimize talking in clean rooms and pass throughs, minimize motion and traffic flow in clean rooms, fast, erratic motions increase turbulence and particulate shedding, walk slowly; keep arms and hands away from body, care should be taken while working in critical areas not to come in contact with sterile surfaces or exposed product, ensure that non-sterile equipment or body parts do not impede the laminarity of air flow above sterile surfaces or exposed product, frequently sanitize gloves.

Never lean directly over the work surface in a vertical laminar flow zone or hood.

Avoid touching the face with gloved hands. If goggles or mask need to be adjusted or changed, enter clean side of gowning room and fix or replace. Remove gloves, sanitize, and re-place with new gloves. (Reference SOP 110-01452)

Handle any and all items only if necessary. Avoid touching walls, doors, electrical switches, phones, or any other possible source of contamination. Use elbow/palm to open doors where handles allow.

Before entering the critical zone, sanitize hands with IPA by touching the spray nozzle only

. Allow hands to air dry before entering the zone.

A general contamination control course will be taught by QC Microbiology and will cover the basics of how and why we need to control microorganisms in controlled rooms. It will also cover sources of clean room contamination, contamination control, cleaning and sanitization, and personnel conduct in clean rooms. This training will occur once per calendar year for qualified personnel with clean room access.

Assist with clean room sanitization as required.

Assist with RCRA and safety inspections as required.

Document all work as required by CGMPs on a timely basis.

Read and follow all Company SOPs and guidelines.

Abide by all safety requirements as defined by the company.

Other tasks as assigned by team leader.


Basic knowledge of the Scientific Method

Basic math skills, including simple algebra

Basic knowledge of and adherence to current GMP.

Basic knowledge of chemistry and biology.

Basic knowledge of steam/dry heat sterilization theories.

Basic knowledge of HAZCOM, RCRA and other Safety requirements.

Basic level of mechanical aptitude.

Good documentation skills.

Ability to lift / move 40 lbs. overhead.

Ability to learn how to operate all types of production equipment (I.e. Autoclave, Dry Heat Oven, etc.).

Ability to read, understand and accurately follow company SOPs and guidelines.


Detail oriented.

Willing to learn new tasks, skills.

Works well in a team environment.

Responds quickly to assignments.

Readily adapts to changing job duties.

Positive attitude.

Displays understanding of and promotes company and customer objectives.


High School diploma or equivalent.

0-1 years experience in a sterile pharmaceutical operation

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

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Alkermes, Inc.
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Company Profile
Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies our scientific expertise, proprietary technologies, and global resources to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way patients manage their disease.

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