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Sterile Specialists

Date: Dec 14, 2018

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description


At Teva Runcorn, we’re leaders in sterile manufacturing and we’re a growing business which can offer great prospects for future progression.  We make sterile products for use in the treatment of respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as pre-filled syringes and injectable devices for the treatment of conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and organ transplant.

Underpinning all of this is a highly skilled workforce; every single one of our colleagues is degree-educated and leaders in their chosen field. And this is where we have been investing most heavily. We recruit and develop the best talent in the market, and support their technical professional development through structured STEM career pathways.
Today, we employ around 500 people, working in a variety of roles encompassing everything from quality assurance, quality control, manufacturing operations, research and development, engineering, microbiology, and packaging. If you would like to work in our state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing site, a safe, clean, professional environment and have the relevant experience then we would like to hear from you!

Read more about Teva Runcorn here


This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of BFS (Blow Fill Seal) Operations, where you will work as part of a team who dispense, manufacture, fill and pack product on
high speed packing lines. The Sterile Specialist role follows a STEM Pathway Programme, offering a unique opportunity to work for a global pharmaceutical business whilst offering great scope for learning in the role.


Key Responsibilities:


• Plan, dispense, maintain, manufacture and fill sterile products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements.
• To perform routine maintenance during batch changeovers;
• To perform root cause analysis to minimise downtime;
• Set-up, operate, maintain, monitor, and improve packing equipment;
• To trouble shoot and resolve process issues in a quick and effective manner and to contribute to the achievement of site
performance targets.
• To run the packing line and ensure all start-ups are in accordance with plan, use batch change sheets/ visual management boards
and perform suitable handovers for the oncoming shift;
• To control the line and complete online reviews;
• To be responsible for ensuring line settings are correct and provide continuous improvement to ensure they are complied with;
• To compile and chase downtime information and carry out trending of batch data ready for feedback at the daily meeting and
link above information to KPI’s and continuous improvement where applicable.
• To plan and operate the production of sterile products in accordance with the customer service plan;
• To perform routine maintenance during batch changeovers;
• To perform root cause analysis to minimise downtime.



• Minimum Degree in a Science discipline or equivalent
• Previous experience of working within the
pharmaceutical or FMCG industry although not essential. 
• Good technical and problem solving skills.
• Good communicator, self-starter and
team player with the ability to set and deliver high performance standards
for self and team members relating to Customer Service, Quality, Safety
and Cost.
• Ability to diagnose and rectify faults.
• Aptitude for data collection and analysis.
• Experience of setting and operating high
speed automated packing equipment with frequent changeovers.
• Ability to deliver high performance standards.
• High attention to detail














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Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.