Production Operator (Pharmaceuticals)

  • Job Reference: ProdOp
  • Date Posted: 9 August 2022
  • Recruiter: PCI Pharma Services
  • Location: Hay-on-Wye
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary, free tea & coffee, annual bonus opportunity
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Manufacturing Operations, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Come and join a friendly team and work in a stunning part of the country, where you can play an active part in changing patient's lives.

Location: Hay-on-Wye, Powys / Herefordshire

Working hours: 40 hours per week (rotating shifts AM & PM)

Working pattern: 

AM = Mon - Thur: 05:50 - 14:00 . Fri: 05:50 - 13:10

PM = Mon - Thur: 13:50 - 22:00. Fri: 13:00 - 20:20

Main purpose of the role:

To operate machinery and/or hand package pharmaceutical products as instructed whilst ensuring that Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), regulatory and safety standards are met.

Main responsibilities:


  • Compliance with safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements
  • Work in a safe manner complying with safety, health and environmental standards in line with company procedures. Responsible to ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and regulations made under that act which are relevant to site activities.
  • Keep work areas clean and tidy at all times in line with Standard Operating Procedures and GMP standards.
  • Spot potential hazards and report promptly to Line Leader or Manager.


  • Read and follow the Batch Packaging Record on every works order.
  • Ensure all procedures are followed correctly without exception.
  • Report anything to your Line Leader/Manager that may impact the quality of a product.
  • Comply with the 10 Basic Rules of Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Ensure that documentation and In Process Checks (IPC’s) are completed to the required standards, contemporaneously.


  • Carry out packaging operations as instructed and in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Batch Packaging Record (BPR) or Clinical Trials Method.
  • Ensure that the job and documentation is carried out to right first time (RFT) principles and at the correct time.
  • Assist with the setup of the packaging cubicle in preparation for packaging operations.
  • Assist in the basic set up and running maintenance of the equipment, to Optimise Equipment efficiencies and hourly targets.
  • To calibrate associated equipment as per written procedures and to record results.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duty as requested by line manager


  • Work with team members to identify, implement and drive actions for continuous improvement (CI).


  • To assist in the training of other Production Operators.


Work experience & skills required:

  • Must possess a positive working attitude
  • Computer literate
  • Quality orientated
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy
  • Ability to work well as part of team and verbally communicate with other workers
  • Ability and willingness to perform manual work
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Self-Motivated and reliable
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Experience within a manufacturing role (desirable, not essential)