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Title:  Compound Cell Tech

Requisition ID:  45287
Date:  Jan 27, 2022

Kinston, North Carolina, US

Department:  Operations



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.



Job Summary:

The duty of the Compounding Cell Tech is to accurately and consistently prepare and convert weighed raw materials into properly and efficiently mixed compounded materials from which our various products Are produced which meet our required customer specifications.  Team members must have the ability to work with other team members in a cell concept rotating through multiple job functions through the day following a playbook of optimal performance.  Ideal candidates are quick thinking and confident to ensure consistent processing and foresight to know the next task required.  It is the responsibility of this individual to ensure that product/customer specifications are followed always.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retrieve lab approved ingredients in preparation to make our various product formulations; documenting and recording the ingredients obtained to make each of the various compounds to be produced.
  • Prepare, identify and deliver these approved ingredients to each area/stage of the production process; using any required assisting and/or measuring devices required to move items or check ingredients for conformity to standards.
  • Assemble all required materials according to our specific product formulation using the area forklift or other material handling devices as required to assemble these items.
  • Operate all required equipment to mix, form, shape and/or cut these prepared materials for further product processing.
  • Weigh up and document formulas that do not meet specifications.
  • Follow all documented work instructions and procedures as required to make these compounds.
  • Assist, guide and/or train employees new to the compounding area as required.
  • Keep the compounding area and all equipment in this area clean and in orderly condition.
  • Follow all corporate and site policies, practices, procedures and S.O.I.’s without failure or exception.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.


Education and Experience:

  • Experience:  0-3 Years of cGMP Manufacturing Experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to operate a lift truck for material handling
  • Must have mechanical aptitude and be able to use normal tools of the trade
  • Must possess an acute attention to detail and be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Must be willing and able to work as a team member
  • Make general decisions within authorized job responsibilities.




Physical and Travel Requirements

  • <10% as needed
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly stands, walks, talks, and hears
  • Frequent bending and twisting as required by the job
  • Pull mixed materials from the mill (involving pull forces of ~ 50 - 60 lbs. or less)
  • Frequent above shoulder height work to pull mixed materials from the mill and put it into the hopper
  • Frequent stretching and arm extension work on mill
  • Frequent bilateral grip/grasp and manual dexterity work required
  • Lifting of objects weighing 50 lbs. or less
  • Frequent bending and twisting as required by the job
  • Must also be able to tolerate industrial odors, smells and dust or powders on a frequent basis. 
  • Must be able to gown into required clothing for a controlled room
  • Must follow and comply with all Company and Plant policies, procedure (SOIs), rules and State and Federal laws







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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