Compounding/Tableting Technician - Synovex 1st Shift at Zoetis in Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Zoetis is the world's largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska's Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

$500 Sign-on Bonus!

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

4 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Position Summary

Work as part of a team operating pharmaceutical bulk compounding equipment and tableting presses. Maintain accurate and concurrent documentation of all tasks completed. Maintain a positive attitude and be able to work well with others in a team environment. Demonstrate good attendance.

This position is in a manufacturing area utilizing DEA schedule III / IV materials. Synovex differential pay will be paid to colleagues working within the facility.

Position Responsibilities

Record Keeping and Documentation
• Maintain and complete accurate records (timecards, batch records, logbooks, etc.).

• Operate assigned equipment, i.e., PLC controlled Blenders, dryers, GMX Granulator and fluid bed dryer, Weigh room scales, Tablet presses, etc.
• Clean production equipment and facilities.
• Set-up/ disassemble production equipment.
• Operate specific in-process devices associated with the equipment, i.e., moisture analyzers, scales, hardness testers, calipers, etc.
• Operate material handling devices, electric pallet jack, manual pallet jacks, and hi-lifts.
• Apply the metric system to assigned process calculations.

SOPs / cGMPs
• Follow all SOPs/cGMPs applicable to the area.
• Apply proper housekeeping techniques.
• Follow proper dress and secondary gowning policy.

• Practice good safety techniques in the manufacturing area., including lock-out/Tag-out procedures.
• Read and interpret Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs).
• Properly use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required per SOPs, i.e., safety shoes, safety glasses, respirators, gloves, hearing protection, etc.

Decision Making -- Demonstrated ability to:
• Delegate questionable issues upward.
• Follow directions either written, or oral.
• Know when to stop the process for anomalies.
• Learn to identify "out-of-spec" material.

• Familiar with production/ process flow.
• Know proper staging and storage location for supplies and equipment.
• Learn key terminology associated with Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.

• Communicate effectively with peers and supervisor.
• Apply appropriate communication techniques for teamwork.

Personal Computer Skills
• Perform PC tasks, e.g., C.W., bulk compounding, and compression (Tableting).

Education and Experience

  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent, plus 6-12 months of experience

  • Language skills - able to read and interpret procedures.

  • Math Skills - ability to apply general math skills.

  • Has a basic understanding of mechanical skills and has used various hand tools.

  • Has mastered two process family groups.

  • Meets the physical requirements of the job.


  • Technical school certificate, or 1-2 yrs. college.

  • Minimum of one year of experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of P.C. using Windows based applications.

Physical Position Requirements

Special Facility Requirements:

This position is in a manufacturing area utilizing DEA schedule III / IV compounds with OEB exposure limits of 3 / 5. This position requires secondary gowning and use of Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) within the manufacturing facility. Must be able to withstand physical confinement for most of the workday.

  • Apply good lifting techniques.

  • Will be exposed to routine lifting of 20-40 lbs., and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals.

  • Exposure to product dust/particulate

  • Exposure to loud noise.

  • Exposure to temperature variations.

Exposure to heights of up to 25 ft., e.g., tops of silos, and tops of blenders

Full time



Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.
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