Cambrex Pharma I Operator in Charles City, Iowa

Pharma I Operator

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As the number one contract manufacturing organization (CMO) for small molecule APIs in the USA and one of the fastest growing CMOs in Europe, we are leading the way in terms of small molecule API development and manufacturing. Not only that, our passionate people love what they do and always go the extra mile for our customers.

Cambrex Charles City, Inc. is seeking a Pharma I Operator to work at our manufacturing plant in Charles City, Iowa who shares the values and principles that characterize who we are and how we work. It's time to join our world-class team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate batch and continuous type reactors, high pressure reactors, centrifuges, filters, solvent distillation equipment and supporting equipment involved in testing, all according to designated procedures.

  • Monitor the equipment; setting controls on valves, vacuums, pumps, pressures, etc., according to designated procedures to achieve desired results.

  • Monitor the process variables and makes process control adjustments to maintain the proper process control. Use manual and computer controlled devices to monitor and control the process.

  • Clean all equipment used (boil, scrape or scrub out) following designated procedures.

  • Assist in training new Pharma Reactor Operators.

  • Drum compounds and hazardous waste; label according to set standards; transport to assigned areas.

  • Ensure area is kept clean and all precautions are taken to prevent environmental spills and control discharge to WWTP at acceptable limits.

  • Interpret results and monitor processes using computer controlled devices.

  • Responsible for safe handling of hazardous materials including loading/unloading trucks, processing, packaging and clean up of equipment.

  • Responsible for completion of all operation log books in Pharma area.

  • Troubleshoot production line and equipment problems in a safe and effective manner.

  • Assist lab personnel with implementing new processes or process changes

  • Complete line entry, confined space, and hot work permits.

  • Assist in writing and updating process procedures and SOPs.

  • Adhere to all EPA, FDA and cGMP regulations as they relate to the operation of the chemical production facility.

  • Take samples for in-process and Quality Control analysis.

  • Perform laboratory tests on process samples and act on results.

Job Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 3 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment or related business

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written

  • Strong mechanical aptitude/knowledge

  • Shift assignment may vary. Must be able to work nights and/or every other weekend as per shift assignment

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Cambrex Charles City offers an extraordinary opportunity, a competitive salary, and an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision care and prescription, life, LTD, STD; 401(k) with employer match; tuition reimbursement; and the 'Arthur I. Mendolia Scholarship Program.' Post offer physical and drug screen are required. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Human Resources, Cambrex Charles City, Inc.: online at

Thank you for your interest in Cambrex Charles City!

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Job Location

Charles City, Iowa, United States

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