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Sanitization Associate - 6:00 pm - 2:30 am - Akorn, Inc. (Westwood)

  • Akorn
  • 415 Old Tappan Rd
  • Westwood, NJ 07675
  • Full-Time


The hours for this position are 6:00 PM to 2:30 AM. Must be available to work weekends if needed.

All Sanitization Associates are responsible for all activities associated with the manufacturing and filling operations, required to produce sterile drug products under aseptic conditions.

Essential Functions

  • Cleaning and sanitizing aseptic production areas.
  • Set up/preparation/cleaning and autoclaving components (for example, washing disassembled equipment such as from the Waukesha Pumps. Assembly of Vispros and FUS Pumps and associated documentation) parts used in aseptic manufacturing operations. (Some lifting required, up to 55-60 lbs.) Any object greater than 60 pounds, not to exceed 100 lbs. must require the use of a buddy system. This system requires two employees to lift the object. No employee can lift any object greater than 60 lbs by themselves.
  • Reading and understanding written instruction as detailed on production batch records.
  • Routine aseptic gowning practices. NOTE: Must have flexibility, discipline and not fall out of established limits.
  • Stocking of consumable items, such as bouffant hats and beard covers
  • Stocking of sterile and non-sterile gowns
  • Refilling Bootie Butlers, replacing/changing floor mats.
  • Must document activities in log books, forms etc. in a legible manner as per cGMP.
  • Must be able to work until all cleaning activities are complete
  • Must be available for overtime and weekend

  • Additional Responsibilities:

    Required to assist in packaging operations as needed in the event of manpower shortages


    Two years pharmaceutical industry experience required; preferably in Aseptic manufacturing.

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