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Manufacturing Operator I and II

Posting Date:  Jul 4, 2024
Department:  Formulation
Business Unit:  Manufacturing
Country:  United States
State:  New York
Location:  Central Islip
Req Id:  85404

Job Title

Manufacturing Operator I and II

Organization Name

InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Central Islip, NY/Hauppauge, NY locations

Employment Type

Full Time

Salary Range


$ 16/hr - $25/hr


In addition to a fulfilling career and competitive salary, the Company offers a comprehensive benefits package to include a 401(k) savings plan and matching, health insurance – medical/dental/vision, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), paid time off (PTO) – vacation/sick/flex time, paid holidays, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), parental leave, paid and unpaid family leave, employee discounts, and other benefits.

Work Hours/ Shift/ Remote

1st shift 7 - 3:30 pm OT at 5 am when needed

2nd shift 3 - 11:30 pm OT until 1 am when needed

Weekends required

Responsibilities/ Accountabilities

  • Must be willing to work in a pharmaceutical manufacturing setting.
  • Must be able to know how to operate pharmaceutical production machinery independently and thoroughly complete required documentation (legible writing, accurate reporting, maintain and file, etc.)
  • Execute procedures for manufacturing processes in accordance with batch manufacturing record (BMR) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) requirements.
  • Perform machine changeovers, cleaning and set up as per SOPs. Ensure the proper area & equipment cleanliness and setup in stipulated time.
  • Prepare a room and equipment for line clearance, replace room filters, Ensure verification and calibration of balance/scale and check pressure differential for the rooms.
  • Ensure line clearance before initiating manufacturing activities in each area.
  • Receive/transfer material from/to dispensing/manufacturing storage and check dispensed materials/final mix blend/compressed tablets and labeling as per BMR.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as stated in the SOP/BMR before initiating the process.
  • Able to operate applicable equipment independently as per area of operation.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards during all stages of the manufacturing process.
  • Complete manufacturing documents on time, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Responsible for training on all relevant SOPs and always maintain compliance with related SOPs and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in the manufacturing process.
  • Perform duties through the proper, safe use of equipment, according to Health & Safety procedures and Equipment Manuals.
  • Flexible to work extended hours, to achieve manufacturing schedule when needed.
  • Maintain discipline and comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Perform entire duties as communicated time to time by department management/designee.
  • Participate in safety related programs and or safety teams as needed.
  • Enforce and follow safety regulations and ensure the working area is clean.
  • Adhere to CIPLA’s Safety, Health, and Environmental policies.
  • Must be able to work under general supervision and able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to exercise appropriate professional judgment on matters of significance.
  • Other duties assigned as required by Manufacturing Management.

Education Qualifications


  • Minimum six (6) months of direct work experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or vitamins/supplements.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in generic pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Skills/ Competencies

  • Must have legible handwriting, and the ability to perform accurate documentation.
  • Understanding of granulation, compression, coating, and encapsulation machines.
  • Capable of conducting troubleshooting, investigations and root cause identification and analysis. 
  • Able to prioritize, plan and work under tight schedules and deadlines.
  • Must possess strong documentation and technical writing skills and be able to apply relevant scientific principles and practices.
  • Must communicate clearly and concisely across levels, both orally and in written.
  • Strong command over written and verbal English is required.


Physical Requirements

  • Should not have any restriction to work with powder containing active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • This position requires the ability to do heavy lifting / bending frequently.
  • Long periods of standing up/walking during the working hours; ability to ascend/descend ladders; and able to lift to 35 pounds.
  • Must be able to move pallets/equipment weighing about 200 – 300 kgs using suitable moving equipment like pallet jacks.


About Cipla

Cipla is a leading global pharmaceutical company, dedicated to high-quality, branded, and generic medicines. We are trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. Over the last eight decades, we have strengthened our leadership in India’s pharmaceutical industry and fortified our promise of strengthening our global focus by consolidating and deepening our presence in the key markets of India, South Africa, the U.S., and other economies of the emerging world. Driven by the purpose ‘Caring for Life’, Cipla’s focus has always been on making affordable, world-class medicines with a reputation for uncompromising quality standards across the world. In the last 85 + years, Cipla has emerged as one of the most respected pharmaceutical names in India as well as across more than 100 countries. Cipla is a fast-growing pharmaceutical company with a continued focus on the expanse of our strong legacy. Over the last five years, Cipla has significantly expanded its portfolio and presence in the U.S. with both a generic and brand division.


InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

InvaGen Pharmaceuticals is a Cipla subsidiary engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of generic prescription medicines with focus on a range of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, anti-infective, CNS, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-depressants. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Central Islip and Hauppauge, New York. In October 2020, InvaGen established its project site in Fall River, Massachusetts to support the launch of Cipla’s respiratory business in the United States.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. At Cipla, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact the recruiter.


About the Salary/ Pay Range: The salary range mentioned above is an anticipated base salary range for this position. Exact salary depends on several factors such as experience, skills, education, and budget. Salary range may vary based on geographic location. In addition to base salary, this position may be eligible for benefits and participation in a bonus program based on performance and company results.



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