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Packer (Lates)

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business.

The Opportunity 

The role of a Packer is to take responsibility for the equipment used and ensure all aspects of use (production and cleaning) are carried out to a high standard, in line with associated documentation and GMP procedures.

You will also take care of all components, bulk and finished product entering and exiting the packing department, in line with associated documentation and GMP procedures.

Packing products to the highest quality standard and compliant to the set GMP guidelines and procedures, and to ensure all activities undertaken are within the set Health and Safety guidelines.

You will also be expected to assist in achieving the production planned on a daily basis.

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Pack product to the highest quality standard, compliant to regulatory dossier and in accordance with the current GMP guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Packing batch documents and comply with their individual responsibilities to GMP.
  • Attend and comply with any in house training or on the job training.
  • To ensure the efficient and safe use of machinery and equipment.
  • To keep strictly to Packing methods as laid down in the documentation and raise any issues or errors to the Line Lead, Packing Specialist and/or the Shift Manager.
  • To ensure all equipment is clean and maintained in good working order and where deficiencies are found informing the Line Lead, Packing Specialist and/or the Shift Manager.
  • Achieve the highest standards of housekeeping, Cleanliness and Personal Hygiene within the department.
  • To notify the Line Lead, Packing Specialist and/or the Shift Manager, as a matter of urgency, if there has been any serious failure of safety or GMP which could affect staff safety or product quality.
  • Any other reasonable request made by a senior member of staff (providing they are suitably trained.

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • Good Knowledge of Health and Safety Compliance
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both peers and other departments
  • Low to Medium manufacturing environment
  • Demonstratable ability of similar batch manufacturing
  • Experience of RCA (Root cause analyses techniques) would be beneficial
  • Previous experience in a Pharma environment is desirable but not required
  • Understanding of QMS – CAPA’s, CC, NCR etc, and proven industry experience from a regulated GMP manufacturing environment would be useful but not essential.

Due to the nature of our business, all successful candidates must complete a basic DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service check) before employment can commence, and at regular intervals during employment. Dechra will pay for this check.

Package Description

  • Average 36-hour working week (with a day off every other Friday!!)
  • Plenty of training and development opportunities
  • 22.5 days annual leave + Bank holidays
  • Option to buy a week's holiday each year
  • 8% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free access to the Headspace App
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Working pattern is 14:00-22:30 

About the Company

Dechra is a global specialist in veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

We are a global leader in veterinary endocrinology and topical dermatology, have a broad portfolio of analgesia, anaesthetics and products for the treatment of pain, and are also recognised as innovators in other specialisations such as the treatment of equine lameness, nutrition and differentiated generics. 

We deliver high quality products and services to veterinarians worldwide through our employees and a network of third parties to sustainably improve global animal health and welfare.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Culture and Values. They are important to us and have helped drive the Group’s success. 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC


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